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This workshop will use Stand Up Comedy and laughter to help us cope with the various challenges of aging. The first hour will focus on a different classic stand-up comedian, using videos and discussion to analyze their comic styles and persona. The next hour, participants will bring several joke ideas they have written at home, dealing with aspects of getting older.
Over time they'll each develop a short stand-up comedy routine, with Michael's help. At the end of the program, the group would do a short show of this material for the academy, perhaps at the spring luncheon. (No memorization required).
Michael Cole firstname.lastname@example.org. An accomplished comedy writer, Michael founded Toronto's "Laughing Like Crazy" program, which helped people deal with mental illness through stand-up comedy. He has received a very prestigious award for this work.