Lil Comix – Full Course

“Lil Comix” is a course is designed to teach the art of stand up, improvisational comedy as well as comedic writing, performance and production. The course is designed for children ranging from 6th-8th grade. In addition to Mona, the course is ideally led by one of the teachers or afterschool facilitators. If one isn’t available, Mona is completely capable of leading the course alone.

Lil Comix can be offered as an afterschool activity or as an in-class weekly lesson with the focus on improv, stand up and writing as effective outlets for succinct writing and public speaking. Ideally for 1-2 hours, Mona has designed and led the course in various environments but finds that when she works with students on a weekly basis for a semester [6-10 week] she sees real growth excitement. The course concludes with a comedy show production for the entire school, staff, and parents. The students produce the show, including the promotional and marketing materials as well as the layout of the show. Whether they prefer to perform onstage, prefer to host the show or design the brochures; each student finds a part of the showcase that best suites them.

At the end of this course participants should be able to:
• Speak more easily in front of their peers;
• Participate comfortably in improv games;
• Write and perform jokes;
• Assist classmates in performing through positive “Yes, and…” statements;
• Write freely in a journal;
• Prepare and produce materials necessary for a comedy show: such as devising the line up and format of the show as well as the program, posters and designs for fliers and other handouts.
• Students will have a better understanding of what is funny;
• Students will feel more comfortable using their imagination, devoid of social influences such as violence, gang, cursing, sexual and drug references. These topics will not be encouraged and will gradually be removed from the students comedy conversation;
• Students should know how to teach improv games as well as the proper joke format to their friends and peers;
• Students will become more comfortable speaking in front of a large audience.

Evaluation:
The measurement of the success of the course is based on the students themselves and the goals they establish at the beginning of the course. Most importantly, an effective class is one where students have enjoyed learning stand up comedy, improv and feel comfortable speaking powerfully with imagination in front of their peers and participated in the finale showcase.

Lil Comix – 1-Hour Course Introduction:
The course is introduced to children, faculty, or parents through the use of improv games as well as an open discussion on the impacts of each exercise. A brief introduction to comedic writing and stand up is provided.

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