Standup On The Spot  WEDNESDAYS // February 1-March 4

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Standup On The Spot WEDNESDAYS // February 1-March 4

Standup On The Spot is an advanced course in standup comedy to encourage thinking in the moment on stage

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The Lincoln Lodge 2040 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

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Refund Policy

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About this event

The Lincoln Lodge presents: Standup On The Spot! This advanced course in standup comedy uses techniques from the improv world to help comedians get more comfortable with being present and in the moment during standup sets. The class will also help participants get past writer's block by providing tips and tricks for generating material both on and off the stage.

The class requires at least one year of standup comedy or completion of either the Lincoln Lodge Fem Com or Standup Seminary course.

The weekly 2 hour sessions of this course will focus on:

Crowd work

Riffing on stage

Generating new material


Class schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00-9:00pm (CST US)

Wednesday, February 8th at 7:00-9:00pm (CST US)

Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00-9:00pm (CST US)

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00-9:00pm (CST US)

Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00-9:00pm (CST US)

**Grad Show: Saturday, March 4th @ 6:00pm

Class instructor: Preston O'ffill

All students will receive an email no later than one day prior to their class start date confirming dates, times and location.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds are available any time up to 5 days before the first class commences. Refunds after that time are at the course administrator's discretion. Please note - once class has begun, no refunds will be issued.

The Lincoln Lodge requires all students to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The Lincoln Lodge Theater Code of Conduct

The Lincoln Lodge Theater and Training Center is a place to foster creativity, connection and artistic expression with an aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for performers to grow. Those entering this space must be able to come together in trust and respect, while honoring the diversity of its community members. The purpose of this document is to promote student/performer well being and encourage a collaborative and harmonious theater environment.

The following is a list of expectations for students and performers while in The Lincoln Lodge space:

-Be aware of the diverse background of theater attendees/classmates and create material from a place of fun, respect and kindness towards others

-Sexist, racist, homophobic, and discriminatory behavior or jokes will not be tolerated

-Behave professionally and respectfully towards others

-Treat sensitive and risky subject matter carefully and with emotional intelligence. Be open to having a constructive, open conversation about a performance afterwards if the occasion arises.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited conduct:

-Physical abuse

-Theft/damage/misuse of property: Theft or damage, misuse and unauthorized possession or improper use of personal property; and unauthorized or improper use of, or entry into, theater facilities

-Harassment: Threatening, harassing, bullying or intimidating a person, either verbally, in writing or through electronic or other means

-Sexual Harassment: Unwanted/unwelcome sexual behavior directed at a person in a physical, verbal or non-verbal form

-Drug/alcohol use: Possession, consumption, sale, distribution or use of illicit drugs or outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. Additionally, the Lincoln Lodge is a smoke free zone, including vaping/e-cigarettes.

-Weapons and hazardous materials: The use, possession or storage of any firearms or weapons; dangerous materials or chemicals are prohibited on the theater premises

Consequences for breaching our Code of Conduct will be dealt with accordingly and may consist of, but not limited to: warnings, apologies, probation, suspension, or even removal from the premises. All decisions in regards to situations will be at the discretion of the theater director and training center manager.