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Creating Confident Speakers: Stand up Comedy with best selling author/comedian Brad Tassell

from Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

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Learning to be a confident speaker is the most difficult and frightening skill, and having to get up in front of a group for any reason can create a panic attack. Standup comedy is the hardest of all speaking disciplines. This program brings a 25 year comedy veteran into the classroom to talk about the business of comedy, how to create comedy material, and then the chance to write and perform standup comedy. Brad Tassell is the critically acclaimed author of Hell Gig, Enlightening the Road Comic, which has been called required reading for anyone in or interested in the comedy business. He also is a full time professional comedian who has worked in 45 states and over 25 countries. Brad had his own show in Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel, and was recently in the UK for Britain's Got Talent. He also works for Carnival Cruise lines and been seen on MTV and PBS. All comedy will be appropriate for a high school audience and part of the program will deal with ethics in comedy. Is there any? What is off limits to joke about? A very important subject in the world of today where free speech issues clash with harming yourself and others with words.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $225.00
By Request Premium: $200.00


Invoices will be sent after program is approved. Payment should be made within ten days of first session of program completion.

Length

60 for two sessions


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, High School (grades 9, 10, 11,12) (Ages 14 - 18)Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

1

Maximum participants:

20


Primary Disciplines

Performing Arts, Special Education, Character Education, Writing, Reading, Gifted & Talented comedy writing


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)


Booking Information

We will meet twice for this program. The second meeting will be for students to present their comedy.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Try and reschedule if dates change or there is weather.

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Author/Bullying Expert/Speaker Brad Tassell

Bowling Green, KY
United States

Author/Comedian Brad Tassell is the author of the award winning novel for teens and preteen on Bullying, Don't Feed the Bully. He presents for students, teachers, administrators, and is a comedian for Carnival Cruise lines.

Contact:
Brad Tassell
samm@norsoft.net
8126600191

Program Details

Format

First meeting:
1. Introduction of Brad and his credentials, plus a video or two of his stand up.
2. Discussion of the students comedy tastes and their speaking history.
3. Brad talks about how the stand up comedy business works and how it has changed over 30 years, a clip from an older comedian and more recent comedian and how comedy has changed.
4. Ethics and blue material. Discussion of appropriate and inappropriate humor and knowing you audience.
5. Writing jokes! Discussion of how to write material and types of comedians. Set up, premise, punch! Being you! What are you going to do material about? Don't tell jokes!
6. Each student will try and write two minutes of comedy material.
Second session,
1. We listen to each student's act. We will talk about their material and what could make it better.
2. Questions.

Objectives

explore - the history of comedy and how it has changed over 30 years.
engage - in writing, creating, and honing a comedy act.
develop - a deep understanding of appropriate comedy for appropriate groups.
gain - confidence in the ability to speak in front of a crowd.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NA-T.9-12.6 COMPARING AND INTEGRATING ART FORMS BY ANALYZING TRADITIONAL THEATRE, DANCE, MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS AND NEW ART FORMS
Achievement Standard:
Students describe and compare the basic nature, materials, elements, and means of communicating in theatre, dramatic media, musical theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts
Students determine how the nondramatic art forms are modified to enhance the expression of ideas and emotions in theatre
Students illustrate the integration of several arts media in informal presentations
Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students compare the interpretive and expressive natures of several art forms in a specific culture or historical period
Students compare the unique interpretive and expressive natures and aesthetic qualities of traditional arts from various cultures and historical periods with contemporary new art forms (such as performance art)
Students integrate several arts and/or media in theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions
- See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/arts/theatre/9_12.shtml#sthash.rsjqAfJK.dpuf

NA-T.9-12.1 SCRIPT WRITING BY PLANNING AND IMPROVISING, WRITING AND REFINING SCRIPTS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND HERITAGE, IMAGINATION, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY
Achievement Standard:
Students construct imaginative scripts and collaborate with actors to refine scripts so that story and meaning are conveyed to an audience
Achievement Standard, Advanced:

Students write theatre, film, television, or electronic media scripts in a variety of traditional and new forms that include original characters with unique dialogue that motivates action
- See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/arts/theatre/9_12.shtml#sthash.rsjqAfJK.dpuf

NL-FL.K-12.1 COMMUNICATION
Communicate in Languages Other Than English--
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
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NL-FL.K-12.2 CULTURES
Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied
Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied
- See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/standards/national/lang_arts/f_lang/k_12.shtml#sthash.zVV3cdxI.dpuf