Jun 12 - Jul 24

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.


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In this stand-up comedy class you will be entertained, enlightened and learn to laugh at yourself as you learn stand-up comedy formulas and routines, with international comedian Gid Pool. Emphasis will be given on making your comedy using your own experiences to find the funny!


Gid Pool

Gid Pool

Gid Pool joins the Venice Theatre teaching staff as our new stand-up comedy instructor. For the past ten years he has been teaching comedy on a major cruise line and is now bringing his expertise to land.

His personal story of re-imaging his life at age sixty-one to follow his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian has been featured on the TODAY SHOW and in the Wall Street Journal. Three books have been written about his comedy, including one by previous Today Show host and current CBS Sunday Morning host Jane Pauley. She said of Gid, “He could be the Pied Piper of the Baby Boomer generation.”

Gid’s a winner at the Branson Comedy Festival and the California Comedy Conference and has performed at the world’s largest comedy festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. While there he was judged “Best of the Night.” He has also appeared at the AARP National Convention in New Orleans.

Comedy has taken him to more than fifty countries while working on cruise lines. His first comedy special will be released on the Drybar Comedy Network and Amazon Prime TV.