Laughing With the Stars
Comedy Class to benefit YOU and Your Favorite Charity!

In just 3 three hour classes taught by
pro comics you will learn

How to structure a joke

What makes YOU funny-
How to turn stories from your own life into stand-up comedy

Proper stage presence and what NOT to do on stage

How to use nervousness to your advantage

• Become a better public speaker

• Gain confidence that will help your business presentations

• Learn in a supportive environment

                          and best of all, at the end of the course you will perform a 4-5 minute routine
                          in a show alongside professional comedians
                          with the proceeds going to benefit your charity!

Earn the admiration of friends, the respect of strangers and receive a professional DVD of your performance.

We can structure the class two different ways:
          The charity pays for the course itself and it's free for the students, or
          The students pay tuition for the course and the charity pays nothing.
Either way the charity gets all the revenue from ticket sales for the show!
For more details or to sign up email Shaun Eli (Shaun {at} TheIvyLeagueofComedy {dot} com) or call (914) It's Funny (914 487-3866).

Instructors
Comedian Clayton Fletcher    Clayton Fletcher has performed his hilarious stand-up routine all over the USA and Caribbean. He has appeared
   on MTV and HBO's Sex & the City, can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and he is the Director of New Talent for the
   New York Comedy Club. His unique blend of clean, intelligent sincerity and witty, pointed sarcasm make him a
   favorite among audiences ranging from suburban college kids to diverse mature urban professionals. His corporate
   comedy seminars have been featured on MSNBC and covered by Inc. Magazine and Advertising Age.
                              Read the Inc. Magazine article on Clayton's comedy workshops here.

Comedian Shaun Eli    Jay Leno said that Shaun Eli writes the kind of smart comedy he likes to use in his opening monologue. Whether it's a story about dining
   with a vegetarian or successfully fighting a parking ticket, from hybrid cars to serving on a NYC criminal jury,
   Master Storyteller Shaun Eli shows you that there's hilarity in the ordinary if you approach life with a comedic warp.
   Contractors? European vacations? The dearth of anti-Semitism in Northern Ireland? How about the
   Ten Commandments? For just about anything he's experienced Shaun has a hilarious story at the ready.


Some praise for Clayton Fletcher's Comedy Classes

"If you had told me that I would ever be on a stage doing stand up comedy I would have told you that you were nuts but after three classes with Clayton Fletcher I indeed had the confidence and ability to do just that. This class was truly amazing and a giant leap in gaining confidence as a performer."
John Newsome

"This class was stupendous! Clayton is abundantly kind but still razor sharp when it comes to comedy. He knows his craft and he'll make sure you know it too. He sets you up for great success at the mic and gives you the knowledge, skills, and support to move forward. This is a great class for actors too because it teaches you how to listen and react better than any "acting" class I've ever taken... If you've ever dreamed about doing standup, take this class. You will not regret it."
Fannie Cohen

"I would recommend this class to anyone who thinks stand-up could be fun to do! Clayton cultivates a warm, positive and supportive environment for everyone to try out their material, and then gives feedback on how to improve. It really was an amazing experience!"
Jackie Byrne

"Aside from the fact that Clayton is amazing at breaking down what is basically the Art of Stand Up Comedy, the skills that you learn from him are invaluable across the board in life. You learn how to look at your own life experiences and understand what makes you funny and how you can use that to bring laughter to an audience of people you've never met before. Additionally, you learn how to write your own material, which is a skill that EVERYONE should learn. Clayton also explains how being nervous actually helps your performance and I've noticed changes even in my audition technique, not just my stand up performances. Once again, Clayton is way pro and this class is a must take if you want to be a well rounded performer. It's the real deal."
Kwabena Ampofo


Some praise for Shaun Eli

“Wow! … OMG! …. hilarious!" That’s just a sample of what folks were saying about you as they left the theater. Thanks, Shaun, for a truly awesome show. We look forward to having you back in the very near future!
Barbara Jurgelas
Comedy Booker
Playhouse on Park Theatre

"We're always thrilled to have Shaun Eli host our Comedy Fights Cancer shows-- he's warm, hilarious and great with the patients and their families. His professionalism and brilliance always shine."
Abby Russell
Founder
Comedy Fights Cancer

"You're wonderful! Bless you for coming! This is the first time in three months I’ve seen my wife smile."
Husband of a cancer patient after a show at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"You were the most talked-about part of our group's trip to NYC- everyone had such a wonderfully hilarious evening. We all appreciated your ability to interact with a very diverse audience, military officers and diplomats intermixed with New Yorkers and visiting tourists from all over, and still keep your material fresh, clever and relevant to everyone. People who've made a career out of slogging through mud while under fire aren't going to be offended by dirty words, but they still marveled at your friendly and professional ability to rock the room without the use of foul language or vulgar content. I would recommend you to any group seeking entertainment."
Jiyul Kim
Colonel, U.S. Army
Director of Asian Studies
U.S. Army War College