Join a community of diverse learners of all ages for a series of stand-up comedy classes culminating in a final Live Student Showcase performance at the library!
This workshop teaches the beginning skills of the stand-up comedy art form and provides an opportunity for students to transform personal experiences into captivating stories and live performance, using humor as the common thread!
Class times are as follows:
4 consecutive Mondays virtually over Zoom, (10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6), 7-9pm
1 in-person class in the library's Komansky Room (11/15), 7-9pm
Live Student Showcase at the library, open to the public! (11/17), 7-8:30pm
PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THE FULL SERIES (5 classes + showcase performance). CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
Come to have fun and walk away transformed with confidence and bravery you didn’t know you had!
Absolutely no experience necessary. Ages 14+
Mina Hartong's thirty-year career has taken her from public school classrooms in New York City to Tanzania, East Africa to Theater Programs for the Incarcerated in Connecticut. She is known for hosting galas and fundraisers including Silver Hill Hospital at Cipriani’s in New York City. When she is not in the classroom, Mina performs stand-up comedy on national stages and has toured three solo shows internationally. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a Jerome Grant Recipient and Member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.
Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.