Cary Odes Comedy

Cary Odes Comedy Create a killer standup set and perform at the Hollywood Improv. Learn the standup secrets of the Pros, from Cary Odes, a working comic with decades of experience onstage and over 1,000 satisfied students from beginners to pros.
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03/29/2016

No response from you guys about clean comedy, from my post below. You could get quoted in in the Christian Science Monitor. Need your input TODAY.

As a teacher and coach of stand-ups, I'm always excited to see them do well after taking my course.  One student, who gr...
03/28/2016
Kevin & Bean April Foolishness 2016 'Opening Act' Finalists

As a teacher and coach of stand-ups, I'm always excited to see them do well after taking my course. One student, who graduated just a few weeks ago, sent a video of his Very First Show to a contest at KROQ and made it into the top ten finalists. With your help, his second show could be opening at the Shrine Auditorium.

Check out Andy Nesbitt and vote here:

http://kroq.cbslocal.com/kevin-bean-april-foolishness-2016-opening-act-finalists/

Here are the top 10 finalists for Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness 2016 Opening Act contest. The winner will have the opportunity to open Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness featuring Bob Saget, Eddie Ifft, Gabriel… The World Famous KROQ

03/16/2016

Dan Wood, a student of mine, and a writer for the Christian Science Monitor has asked for your thoughts.

Dan: I am writing a magazine cover story about the rise of clean comedy. Can you tell me anything you've gleaned from Cary -- or elsewhere -- about what might affect your choice of direction (toward comedy clubs, Kiwanis, chamber of commerce, home events, kids events, the fundraising field, corporate events) -- is/are your choice(s) decided by finances, artistic/personal concerns or other considerations?.

What do you think a magazine story on the rise of clean comedy should include from your perspective. (that if it were missing, would be a glaring omission)?

Is it easier or harder to come up with clean material -- suitable for all ages?
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03/16/2016

Ken Zane has this post for those of you with a Tight, CLEAN, 7 minute set. Only contact him if you're going up every week and can make me proud!

Kene Zen
Yesterday at 3:03pm
Hey comics!! I'm running a monthly clean comedy show looking for performers. The next show is April 17 7-9 oat Hangliders Bar in Lil Ethiopia. Anyone interested IM me. Thank you.

03/16/2016

I'll be up late this Saturday doing a midnight show with Emo Philips at The Steve Allen Theater. It's the Tomorrow Show with Ron Lynch. Tix are 8 bucks and it's sure to be an amazing night.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Steve Allen Theater
4773 Hollywood Blvd (two blocks west of Vermont)
Los Angeles, California 90027
(323) 666-4268

02/18/2016

I want to pass this along to the female comics-

BRIAN PATACCA writes:
I co-produce an all female standup show monthly (sometimes bi-monthly) called Comedy Stew at Bar Lubitsch in WeHo. We are currently seeking submissions for 5-8 minute sets. Anyone interested can send a clip of their work to [email protected] with a headshot.

Thank you!
BRIAN PATACCA

01/07/2016

January classes start on the 20th!

Start your new year laughing.

This is the time to make it happen - a killer set at the Improv.
You'll learn to write and perform like a pro in 7 weeks.
You'll get step by step guidance from a seasoned pro with decades of experience.
If you've tried it and loved it, keep the flame burning and move to the next level.

Only a few spots left

reserve your spot now

thestandupworkshop.com

09/03/2015
La Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City) | From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brother's Warning

Quite an amazing time. I'm heading off tomorrow to perform for the most unusual crowd ever. I'll be entertaining a group of native elders from Columbia who are leaving the mountain they've lived on for thousands of years to come and educate us on how to live in more harmony with the earth. Check out this amazing movie on them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0kWs1q3hI
I saw this 25 years ago and never dreamed I'd meet them, let along have a chance to perform comedy for them. I'll let you know how it goes.

For more information about the Kogi and the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida): http://www.laciudadperdida.com From the Heart of the World - The Elder Brothers Warni...

08/18/2015

Fall classes are starting Sept 16 and we're filling up. Students coming in from as far away as Alaska!

I was delighted to have a chance to talk with Natalie Gray on her new podcast.  You'll hear me talk about the old days w...
07/29/2015
The Gray Escape with Natalie Gray

I was delighted to have a chance to talk with Natalie Gray on her new podcast. You'll hear me talk about the old days when Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, and a young Jerry Seinfeld roamed the halls of the Comedy Store.

Preview and download the podcast The Gray Escape with Natalie Gray on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.

You wanna have the best set of your life? Grab the mic and claim your spot.  Class starts in a week, folks!  August 2nd ...
06/03/2015

You wanna have the best set of your life? Grab the mic and claim your spot. Class starts in a week, folks! August 2nd is Showtime!

05/22/2015

What a show last Sunday! Everyone was fantastic and we had a packed house. I LOVE my students! Smart, brave, AND FUNNY. I'm heading out to work on the road this next 10 days. When I come back it's time to ramp up SUMMER SCHOOL. Class starts June 10.

05/15/2015

We've got a great showcase this Sunday at the Hollywood Improv. Lucky to have Jeff Cesario headlining the show!

04/30/2015

Alert to young funny people! MTV is looking for folks form 18 to 25 who have a funny short story of their real life to tell. If you have one, call Doug Relkin at 323-993-7946 Today! Don't wait.

Cary Odes Comedy
03/31/2015

Cary Odes Comedy

Hey Comedy Junkies,  I've got a monthy show in Ojai that you've got to see!  I'll bring up one of my bigtime pro friends...
03/31/2015

Hey Comedy Junkies,
I've got a monthy show in Ojai that you've got to see! I'll bring up one of my bigtime pro friends and we'll try out stuff for the first time! It's worth the drive because Ojai is crazy pretty. It's like Switzerland with hippies!

03/21/2015

What better day to start Spring classes than April 1st! Showcase at the Improv on May 17.

01/16/2015

Hi guys,
You might be checking out this page to learn about what I teach and why you might be interested. If you love stand-up, then we're in the same boat. I've been performing since I graduated from college, and that was a LONG time ago. I spent decades living in clubs and touring the country. I still perform and I'm still learning.
Stand-up is one of the biggest highs. That's why we do it. Doing it wrong can be frustrating and make you stop before you've really gotten good.
I started the Stand-Up Workshop to help people get to the good the first time.
That doesn't come from just being a cheerleader. I think encouragement is really important, but from what I hear from folks who've taken other courses, encouragement is all they get. No direction, no form, no clue on how to put a solid set together. There's an ART to this and those of us who've bled to learn it know all about it. But not everyone knows how to teach it, even if they can do it themselves.
Every comic has their own persona onstage and they might have a different rhythm, but we're all after one thing. Hooking the audience and taking them on a ride that gets wilder and wilder until you blow the roof off the room. There's strategies to do that. There's technique involved and I LOVE teaching that.
I think the class is pretty good, and I've got students who keep coming back who tell me the same thing. I'm not going to dis other teachers. Heck, a few of them have been students of mine.
It's a tough world onstage, but it's the best fun there is. I'd like a chance to show you around.

Thanks,
Cary Odes

01/08/2015

2015 classes are starting January 21st. You could be onstage at the Improv on March 8th. You can sign up on our webpage, and also join our mailing list to win a chance at a free joke writing session. thestandupworkshop.com

09/28/2014

Class is starting this Wednesday. If you know someone who's funny, let them know!

Fantastic showcase by our latest students this past Sunday. And Jackie Kashian came in to headline!  Thanks and congratu...
09/11/2014

Fantastic showcase by our latest students this past Sunday. And Jackie Kashian came in to headline! Thanks and congratulations to everyone

09/05/2014

It's back to school time...
So get a hot 5 minute set to impress the other kids.
Class starts Oct. 1.
Showcase at the Improv Nov. 16th!

Space is limited. Wednesday Night classes on the West Side.

08/31/2014

Sunday September 7th at the Improv in Hollywood. See special guest Jackie Kashian, from Conan and Comedy Central. She'll be headlining our showcase of great new talent. Show starts at 7! See you there

07/18/2014

We've got two more spots for the class staring NEXT WEDNESDAY. If you're on the fence, better grab 'em!

Hey there funny people.  I just got this casting notice you should check out.  My name is Andrew and I'm working in the ...
06/26/2014
BOOM! Game Show Home Page

Hey there funny people.
I just got this casting notice you should check out.



My name is Andrew and I'm working in the Casting Department for a brand new trivia game show called BOOM!, coming to FOX.
What we are looking for on BOOM!:

Teams of THREE PEOPLE: family members, coworkers, sports teammates, college alumni… ANY teams of three are welcome to apply!

Ages 18+. Must live in the Southern California area.

High energy & big personalities are very important!

To register your team go to: www.boomcasting.com

** Be sure to select my name as your casting reference

Feel free to spread the word to others you know who are great at trivia and have big personalities! Attached is our casting flyer.

Thanks and hope to hear from you!

Casting Department
FOX's BOOM
747.233.4500 Ext. 109

Get ready for BOOM!, a new game show coming to FOX that fuses family entertainment with the thrill and intensity of a blockbuster action movie. Full of comedy, color, tension and excitement. BOOM!...

05/30/2014
Talking Funny - HBO

I'm heading off tomorrow for two weeks of comedy in Maine and New Mexico. Already getting calls for the July 23rd class. While I'm gone check out this great video of the best comics talking shop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKY6BGcx37k

49 minutes of discussion about comedy, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and my favorite comedian, Louis CK.

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05/30/2014

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05/30/2014

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I'm so proud of the latest class.  Another Fantastic show at the Improv.  You guys were amazing!
05/24/2014

I'm so proud of the latest class. Another Fantastic show at the Improv. You guys were amazing!

03/28/2014

Class starts next Wednesday, so if you're considering, don't dawdle. We can just fit you in!

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03/28/2014

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02/18/2014

Get Crazy Funny in March. One Day Workshops for everyone!
March 11th: Intro to Stand up. A Fun and Lively start to the art of being funny onstage. Great for first timers

March 19th: That's not Funny! Fixing broken jokes. If you've got an act, but need it better, bring your problem jokes in for a tune up! For students with at least some stage experience.

March 26th: Get Real! Finding your real character. Whether you're new to comedy or been at it a while, every comic needs a strong connection to their authentic self. This class will help you bring out the funniest in you!

I want to thank everyone who made 2013 such a great year, and wish you all all the best for a Merry Christmas and  Happy...
12/20/2013

I want to thank everyone who made 2013 such a great year, and wish you all all the best for a Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.

Next classes start Jan 8th!

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