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BlackBox Foundation

Stand-up Comedy Workshop

with Tony Vicich



Only 18 hours left to register!

For ages 17 and over.  Under 17 require instructor approval, please email Tiffany McQueen at for questions.


Saturday, September 21 at 1:30 to 3:30

Saturday, September 28 at 1:30 to 3:30

Saturday, October 5 at 1:30 to 3:30

Saturday, October 12 at 1:30 to 3:30

Saturday, October  19 at 1:30 to 3:30

Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 to 3:30

Where:  BlackBox Annex

How Much: 

Register before September 21 for only $200, after Septmeber 21 cost is $275.00

You can try the first class for free to see if this is for you, if you have pre-registered and decide after the first class to continue, the workshop is only $200.00. 

Workshop Description:

Six weeks of stand-up comedy.  This comedy class offers a safe, positive environment where people new to stand-up comedy can begin to learn the process.  The workshop covers the basics and secrets of writing, rehearsing and performing stand-up comedy.  We'll teach you different ways to write, so that you can always create new material from your experiences.  We'll practive memorization techniques that allow you to remember your show without sounding like a robot.  And finally, we'll do exercises that will help you to turn stage fright into performance power.  

This class is perfect for aspiring comics, veteran comics who want a refresher, public speakers, teachers, or anyone else who wants to speak better and be funnier.  

You can try the first class for free, to see if it is for you.  The workshop is $275, but if you sign up before the first class there is a $75.oo early bird discount.  

Space is limited so please make sure to register early.


This workshop is will be taught by Tony Vicich.  

Tony Vicich is the owner and an instructor at comedyschools. Tony teaches the Beginning and Advanced Stand Up comedy classes, and the Sketch comedy class. Starting his stand up comedy career in Los Angeles in 1985, Tony Vicich had been a national touring stand up comic for over 19 years. Prior to stand up comedy, Tony was a scholarship student at the world famous Lee Strasberg Institute. His television credits include EVENING AT THE IMPROV, SHOWTIME, MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, FOX, and TNN. In the mid-nineties he created and produced the television show TNN’S COMEDY ROUND UP. He has written for some of the top comics in the country, including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Hicks, Ritch Shydner, and Craig Shoemaker. For many years Tony owned his own comedy club and talent booking agency. An expert in the field of one person shows, he directed Ritch Shyder’s THE ADVENTURES OF CANYON MAN and was the creative consultant on Comedian of the Year Craig Shoemaker’s sold out one man show WHOSE YOUR DADDY. Tony Vicich has been the Director of Comedy at since 2008. MyStudio is a stand-alone, state-of-the-art professional audio and video HD recording studio that allows consumer and professional users the opportunity to create professional studio quality audio and video sessions.

Tony’s workshops have taken people all the way from a Free Intro Class to national television. Former students and alumni have appeared on Last Comic Standing, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, episodic television, and commercials. In 2010 long time student Josh McDermitt landed a part as a series regular on RETIRED AT 35 with George Segal. When asked what makes him different from most stand up comedy teachers, Tony said, “I guess the fact that I learned how to teach what I know how to do. A lot of people know how to do something, but don’t know how to teach it. Like when my Dad taught me how to drive. He knew how to do it, but I don’t think he knew how to teach it! That probably explains all of my accidents and speeding tickets! I just hope I can help people avoid the car wrecks that come with learning our craft.”

  • Sep 21 - Oct 26th, 2019
    Sat for 6 weeks from 1:30 - 3:30 pm

BlackBox Annex

400 W 2nd Street Suite 200
CASA GRANDE, AZ 85122-5357 Get directions

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