Classes

Here at GOLD, we have year-round course offerings. Our courses come in two sizes: most of our flagship classes are included in your yearly membership ($399/year), making GOLD the most affordable AND welcoming comedy school around. Our flagship standup, sketch, and improv courses are all in a regular monthly rotation. We also offer GOLD Label courses, which include six months of GOLD club (and all the goodies therein) and are priced separately from the yearly membership. These courses are more immersive and taught by high-level instructors like Emmy and Peabody-winning producer Ryan Cunningham (Broad City, Search Party, Inside Amy Schumer). If you have any questions about our course offerings or want to know which GOLD classes are right for you, don’t hesitate to reach out at info@goldcomedy.com.

  • Comedy About Trauma

    Learn what it takes to turn your darkest moments into a standup/storytelling set with the power to reveal and heal. This course is a supportive space to try your hand at what incredible comedians have been doing for decades--bringing light to the shadows. Spots are very limited; previous standup or storytelling experience is required.

    Carolyn is fabulous! She’s an awesome cheerleader but also challenges everyone in just the way they need.

    Dian S.

    Carolyn Castiglia

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    Fall Dates Coming Soon

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  • Intro to Storytelling

    Time to step up and OWN your story. In this course, you'll get all the tools and practice you need to tell the best version of your story.

    Robin was super skillful and definitely was well-versed in how to teach stories. I really enjoyed learning from her!

    Andrea R.

    Robin Gelfenbein

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    July 11, 2024

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  • Improv Bootcamp

    Learn all the basics of “Yes and…”, building a character, getting out of your head, and giving your best “Whose Line” performance.

    Bonita was great. I loved her enthusiasm and how supportive she was of all of us.

    Jeanne L.

    Bonita Elery

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    July 23, 2024

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  • Perfect 10

    Level up your standup set. Turn your 2 or 3 or 5 into a tight 10 for your next headlining set! You'll work with esteemed standup Carolyn Castiglia to expand and deepen your material into a proper set. A tight 10 is a standup's greatest weapon–you can break it apart into guest spot 5s, or headline your show with all 10 of your hilarious minutes.

    Carolyn is fabulous! She’s an awesome cheerleader but also challenges everyone in just the way they need. The content and material were helpful. I definitely want to take a more in depth class.

    Dian S.

    Carolyn Castiglia

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    July Dates Coming Soon

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  • Advanced Sketch Writing

    Conquer character monologues, break the boundaries of sketch formula, engage deeper with your work, and dip into the endless well of free-writing.

    Maggie is hilarious, smart, and ANYONE can benefit from sketch skills!

    Margit D.

    Maggie Scudder

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    Fall Dates Coming Soon

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  • Standup Bootcamp

    Our LIVE, interactive Standup Boot Camp course is the fastest and funniest way to GET or IMPROVE the TOOLS AND SKILLS you need to write new jokes unique and original to you. Whether you've done some standup (or other comedy) and want to take it to the next level, or are just ready to find your funny and share it with the world, our unique and proven approach will get you there. All in our collaborative, supportive, bro-vibe-free space with an experienced teacher and classmates/new pals who are HERE for you to succeed. This class runs for four-weeks and meets virtually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

    I absolutely love taking courses with Elsa Eli. They are energetic and funny. I learn a lot just by listening and watching their comedy during class and outside class.

    Rahkie M.

    Elsa Eli Waithe

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    July Dates Coming Soon

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  • Sketch Bootcamp

    Back to the basics without being boring. Hone your skills, refine your style, and become the sketch boss you always dreamed of being. This course runs for four weeks and meets virtually on Tuesdays.

    Maggie's class was the first time that I ever felt like I could truly possibly be a comedy writer.

    Ayla R.

    Maggie Scudder

    Included in your yearly subscription.

    July Dates Coming Soon

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  • Develop and Pitch Any Idea

    Whether you want to create a TV show, film, web series, podcast, or [fill in your own genius idea], this is your GOLDen opportunity. You'll develop your idea, create the proper documents, deck, and a tone reel—and present your finished course materials to a panel of pros for practice and feedback. Alums of this class win awards, get representation, and have their shows in development!

    (1) Stay tuned for my TV show, and (2) Take this class. You won't regret it.

    Margit D.

    Ryan Elizabeth Cunningham

    $900 (Payment plans available)

    Fall Dates Coming Soon

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