About Stand Up: The First Five

Then this intensive online interactive class is for you! Learn stand up from one of the best in a safe and supportive environment. Class will end with a virtual stand-up show where you can try out all of your material with an online, invitation-only audience of family and friends.

  • COMING FALL OF 2021 - Mondays 7pm-9:30pm ET

  • Class Dates: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

  • Showcase Date: 11/8


Topics will include:

  • Finding your stage persona

  • Digging around for your voice

  • Fundamentals of the joke

  • Tools for comedy building

  • Developing material

  • Building the stand up routine

  • Mechanics of the comedy stage

  • Mechanics of the comedy business

PREREQUISITE: None; Adults 18+

Class will have a 15 minute break.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Meet Your Instructor Rico Bruce Wade

    • Student Walkthrough for Thinkific

    • FAQ Virtual Classes

    • Zoom Etiquette

    • How to Update Your Zoom Client

    • Your class schedule

  • 2


    • SHOWCASE 11/8



Rico Bruce Wade

Stand Up Instructor

Rico Bruce Wade Is an actor, writer, producer and comic and is part of one of North America’s richest comedy traditions, the Second City. As a mainstage cast member of the Second City- Detroit, Rico co-wrote and performed in six revues including “Computer Chips and Salsa,” and “One Nation Undecided.” He also directed the Second City-Detroit touring company. Rico eventually completed his Second City resume by becoming producer of the Detroit venue. The revues he produced include the critically acclaimed revue “Greetings from Viagra Falls,” and Second City-Detroit’s first workshop production, “Blah Blah Sista’ Hood.” He was also co-producer of the television series “Film Fest 7 with the Second City.” Rico has designed and facilitated workshops in improvisation for over twenty years.