Our festival features comedy acts from all over North America performing in local Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham venues during February 2014.
Solo Comedy with Paul Thomas
FRIDAY 2/14 10AM - 1PM
Create great solo pieces that maximize your comedic abilities and keep audiences wanting more of you. For the experienced and not-so-experienced, this class will help you build momentum with your writing goals and help make you a more effective overall performer. This class focuses on crafting structurally sound scenes, creating multi-faceted characters, and performing with confidence. LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS.
Paul Thomas was recently named to Comedy.com's top 20 stand-up comics in Chicago, and is a member of Chicago Underground Comedy. A jackass of all comedy trades, last year he performed character pieces in the inaugural Just for Laughs Chicago, and in August he premiered the full-length version of his new solo show "Comedogenic" at the New York International Fringe Festival. His solo work also includes the questionable love story "Waitress Wanted," which was a selection in Live Bait Theater's Fillet of Solo Festival in 2006. In 2007 he brought his first monologue show "Late Bloomer" to The Playground Theater in Chicago and the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival in Charleston, S.C. Every Thursday he hosts Happy Hour, a solo workshop/show at The Playground Theater. He is a former member of the Defiant Thomas Brothers, winners of Best Sketch Group at HBO's 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The past few years have put him in front of, behind, and around the camera, and in July his music video "Tighty Whiteys" was screened at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. His other shorts can be viewed at bigheadpaul.com. Much cooler is that last year he was featured in The Breeders' video "Walk It Off." Paul, Jeff Madden, and Cork Kangas comprise Lola Balatro, the post-grunge acoustic com-rock band that is scorching the earth with hits like "I Got 2 Black Friends" and "Questionable Beef."
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Produced by DSI Comedy and Zach Ward; NCCAF was created in 2001 to showcase Chicago-style improvisation and educate Carolina audiences.
Over the last 16 years, NCCAF has proudly showcased (and elevated) the comedic arts for audiences in North Carolina, improv acts, films, sketch comics and standup comedians including Louis CK, Mike Birbiglia, Maria Bamford, Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall) Emo Philips, Bryan Tucker (SNL), Chris Tallman (Reno 911, Thundermans), "JJ" Walker, Anthony King (UCBT, Broad City), Eddie Brill (Late Show), Charna Halpern, Susan Messing, JImmy Carrane, Bassprov, Jill Bernard, Death by Roo Roo, Dual Exhaust, The Reckoning, and more.
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