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Beth Lapides Workshop Summer Session

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A virtual writer's room. A rare chance to work with master teacher Beth Lapides on developing your funniest most unique comedic voice.

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What would it take for you to break through to your next level of creativity? Do you need help getting unstuck, sorting through the myriad of projects and ideas or focusing? Beth Lapides has the tools, system, passion and experience it takes to help move you forward.

This class meets four Tuesday Nights. July 20, 27. August 3, 10.

5PM PT till 7PM PT. Class size limited to 10.

Each participant will get a chance to present work and have Beth answer their concerns, questions and decisions. Individual assignments are given fo the next week. It's a mixed level class. If you have questions about whether it's right for you email bethlapides1@gmail.com.

Beth is a master teacher and muse as well as a recognized leader and innovator in the comedy world. She's a writer, producer, actor and host. She's been featured on Comedy Central, CNN's History of Comedy, on Sex & The City, on NPR's All Thing's Considered, O Magazine and many others.

She wrote about how and why she created UnCabaret as a cover story for the LA Weekly on the occassion of its 25th anniversary. She's hosted and produced UnCabaret for over 25 years including live and as a series on Amazon, a special for Comedy Central and a library on audible.

Beth is passionate about helping creatives get funnier, connect to their best stories, and figure out how to bring them to life. She has an amazing track record of helping comedians find their unique comedic perspective. Helping writers find the golden vein of their stories, and figuring out what to do with them in the marketplace. She is especially adept at helping creatives surf transitional periods in their creative lives.

Beth's students have gone on to succeed in stand up careers, TV writing, screenwriting, publishing books, one person shows, teaching, web series, acting careers, producing and better lives. She’s helped thousands of people fulfill their dreams, find their life purpose while getting funnier and having more fun.

Beth's taught both independently and at institutions such as UCLA Extension, Second City Chicago, IOWest, Skirball Cultural Center, mediabistro, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Actors Comedy Studio and The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The workshop is perfect for anyone working on stand-up, storytelling, spoken word, content creation, memoir. Or anyone with the unexpressed creative urge. Yearning to know their story, to be funnier.

Watch Beth's You But Funnier.

Watch Beth's 8 Habits of Highly Creative People.

Some nice things people have said about UnCabaret:

"Best comedy shows to livestream while quarantining!" Vulture

"A triumph!" Variety

"Nothing's Cooler!" Vanity Fair

"Liberating!" Entertainment Weekly

"Legendary! " Los Angeles Magazine

"Seminal!" The New York Times

"Flat out hilarious, refreshingly positive!" Frontiers

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UnCabaret is the original alt comedy show, it's intimate, conversational and funny. We produce shows and host events and workshops.

Now in its 25th groundbreaking year, UnCabaret celebrated with a sold out show at CAP/UCLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on 11/18/18. Here's Variety's story about it.

Beth Lapides, creator, producer and host, invites the most original and vital voices in comedy to share the stories that are ripped from the headlines of their own lives. Each show is a one time only night orchestrated to uplift and inspire. 

UnCabaret has appeared on Amazon, Comedy Central, audible.com and on five critically acclaimed CD's. Our podcats, Life & Beth is available on iTunes. Much of our back catalogue is avaialbel on audible.com.

UnCabaret has been featured in and on Comedy Central,  CNN, NY Times, LA Times, The LA Weekly, melmagazine, Entertainment Weekly, NPR's This American Life and All Things Considered, The New York Times, Vanity Fair etc. As well as CNN’s History of Comedy, PBS’s 'Maker's: Women in Comedy' and "We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy". 

Spin off shows have included the critically acclaimed “Other Network Festival of UnAired Pilots” and “Say The Word”, TV writers reading stories of their own lives.


Among our performers: Patton Oswalt, Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Bernhard, Kathy Griffin, Julia Sweeney, Tig Notaro, Julia Sweeney, Greg Behrendt, Taylor Negron, Jeff Garlin, Rob Delaney, Judd Apatow, Laura Kightlinger, Baron Vaughn, Jennifer Coolidge, Merrill Markoe, Maria Bamford, Alex Edelman, Roseanne Barr, Greg Proops, David Cross, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Rory Scovel, Jen Kirkman, Moshe Kasher, Michael Patrick King, Jen Kirkman, Sarah Silverman, Karen Kilgariff, Kira Soltanovich, Byron Bowers, Natasha Legerro, Moon Zappa, Cheri Oteri, Tim Bagley, Julie Goldman, John Riggi, Justin Sayre, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Randy and Jason Sklar, Ali Wong, Lauren Weedman, Carrie Fisher, Dave Holmes, Drew Droege, Dave Holmes, Erin Foley, Jackie Kashian, Alec Mapa, Paul F Tompkins, Del Shores, Aparna Nanchurla, Miss Coco Peru and so many more!

Mitch Kaplan is our musical director and co-producer. Musical guests have included Phoebe Bridgers, Shelby Lynne, Lisa Loeb, Dweezil Zappa, Sam Morrow, Terra Naomi, Judith Owen, Jill Sobule, Zach Sherwin, Syd Straw, Ruby Friedman, Kelly Mantle, Allee Willis and Garfunkel and Oates.


We're currently in residency at Rockwell Table and Stage on Second Sundays. We've had extended residencies at LunaPark, HBO Workspace, Skirball Cultural Center, The Knitting Factory, First & Hope/AuLac. We've toured and done pop-ups at The Getty, The Los Angeles Public Library Main Branch, The Laugh Factory, The Great American Music Hall, Knitting Factory NY, CAP/UCLA at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Ace Palm Springs, Earlham College, Washington University and more.

We are an incubator and many projects, including Julia Sweeney’s 'God Said, Ha!' have come out of our Sunday nights.

Our .edu branch has been in operation for over a dozen years and our workshop, 'Infinite Writing' runs in 6 week cycles once a season in Los Anegles currently a Actors Comedy Studio. Beth Lapides teaches both this, the one day seminar 'You But Funnier', and works as a private creativity coach with clients and corporations. 

Classes have been presented by Second City Chicago, UCLA Extension, IOWest, The Skirball Cultural Center, mediabistro, Humber College for Comedy, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, LA Gay and Lesbian Center, PS 122, and Actors Comedy Studio.

For more info on classes check this out.

Come for the comedy, stay for the hugs.

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