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Be A Stand Up Comic!

The Next Class Starts Thursday March 1st at The Glenville Saloon on Rte 50 in Glenville, NY. This will be Mike's final stand up class in the Capitol District.

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442 Saratoga Rd
Glenville, NY 12302
Mike Irwin

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What You Get

  • 6 weeks of class instruction.
  • Classes are Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Perform on stage every class with a live sound system.
  • Limited class size – everyone gets personal attention.
  • This is the same class Mike taught at Caroline's on Broadway in New York City
  • Perform your graduation show in front of a live audience at The Glenville Saloon

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What You'll Learn

  • The five rules of success in stand-up comedy. Rules followed by all the best comics, from George Carlin to Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock.
  • How to write jokes – from idea to punch line.
  • How to create a stage persona.
  • How to gain confidence on stage.
  • Overcoming stage fright.
  • How to get paid work.


The tuition for the class is $200.

Class size is limited and spots are filled on a first come first served basis. Your spot in the class is not guaranteed until payment is made.

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About Your Instructor

Mike Irwin is a professional comedian who has headlined at over 300 clubs and colleges, and has performed at top clubs like The New York Improv, Carolines on Broadway, and Comedy Cellar in New York and the Improvisation and Laff Factory in Los Angeles.

He has dozens of TV appearances to his credit, including Carolines Comedy Hour, A&E’s Evening at the Improv, MTV’s ˝ Hour Comedy Hour, and numerous spots on Comedy Central.

Mike has been a contributing writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. He was also the Winner of the 1992 Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in New York City.

Mike Irwin has been teaching stand-up comedy since 1986, and is respected as a leader in this field. He is sought out by top comedians, authors, and radio personalities for advice, coaching, and joke writing.

Get your stand-up quest started with someone who knows his stuff, and knows how to impart it to you

Class Philosophy

Comics need a place to go where the atmosphere is supportive. This class is the place. Instead of focusing on the negative, we focus on what the performer does well, and use that as the foundation to build a professional act.

This is a place to start your dream, and you are encouraged to dream big. No comedian who has ever “made it big” ever did so without believing they could. You could be next!!!

What Our Students Are Doing

Mike Irwin has been teaching and coaching stand-up comics since 1986. His former students have had their own specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and have appeared on all the major television networks.

Former students have won national comedy contests, gotten lead roles on Broadway, appeared on all major TV networks, and are behind the scenes as staff writers for shows on CBS, Fox, and the WB.

Every now and then, our alumni even pop up on Last Comic Standing, TV Commercials, Star Search, Law and Order and Hollywood Squares.

These are the possibilities. The rest is up to you.

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Graduation Shows

All students get the opportunity to perform on stage in front of a live audience at the Glenville Saloon. Your friends and supporters will also be treated to a national headliner comedian as part of the show.

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