Comedian's Way

Comedian's Way Workshops and coaching for writers, performers and other humans by Beth Lapides, creator of UnCabaret. The .edu wing of UnCabaret. Classes, workshops, coaching.

The work is for writers, performers and other humans. The perfect workshop for developing stand up, one person shows, memoirs, spoken word pieces, pitches and for learning comedic technique and honing personal point of view. Students include seasoned entertainment professionals (comedians, show runners, writers, actors) wanting to make a shift to a more personal kind of storytelling, ambitious and often inspired beginners wanting to push themselves and non-pros wanting to use comedy techniques in other work (teaching, therapy, law etc) or in their personal development. The Workshop provides a venue for building the muscles needed to do story based, free range style performing, test new material, explore the rhythm of your natural comedic timing, find community and give yourself meaningful deadlines. In a sense you can think of our workshop as an app for life. One that can be applied to screenwriting, pitching, lecturing as well and most precisely to stand-up and one persona shows. Beth Lapides created UnCabaret as a place where the best and the brightest of comedy writers and performers come together to create one of a kind, artisanal, conversational, intimate shows. Beth is an author, performer, producer, actress and human. Her own studies have included yoga, acting and she graduated with honors in Modes of Expression from Brown University. Precise notes on writing and performance leads a large percentage of students to life changing, career making breakthroughs. For many people standing up and speaking their personal truth in front of strangers is a kind of fire walk. Learning to do it and be funny is one of the most liberating

Beth approaches teaching as part of her mission to help with the spiritual evolvement of the planet during this difficult time. This method is the one she developed in order to help take her own enlightenment more lightly. If you happen to be a Tarot card reader, or Jungian psychology person this is all part of the classic Fool's Journey. xo

The work is for writers, performers and other humans. The perfect workshop for developing stand up, one person shows, memoirs, spoken word pieces, pitches and for learning comedic technique and honing personal point of view. Students include seasoned entertainment professionals (comedians, show runners, writers, actors) wanting to make a shift to a more personal kind of storytelling, ambitious and often inspired beginners wanting to push themselves and non-pros wanting to use comedy techniques in other work (teaching, therapy, law etc) or in their personal development. The Workshop provides a venue for building the muscles needed to do story based, free range style performing, test new material, explore the rhythm of your natural comedic timing, find community and give yourself meaningful deadlines. In a sense you can think of our workshop as an app for life. One that can be applied to screenwriting, pitching, lecturing as well and most precisely to stand-up and one persona shows. Beth Lapides created UnCabaret as a place where the best and the brightest of comedy writers and performers come together to create one of a kind, artisanal, conversational, intimate shows. Beth is an author, performer, producer, actress and human. Her own studies have included yoga, acting and she graduated with honors in Modes of Expression from Brown University. Precise notes on writing and performance leads a large percentage of students to life changing, career making breakthroughs. For many people standing up and speaking their personal truth in front of strangers is a kind of fire walk. Learning to do it and be funny is one of the most liberating

Beth approaches teaching as part of her mission to help with the spiritual evolvement of the planet during this difficult time. This method is the one she developed in order to help take her own enlightenment more lightly. If you happen to be a Tarot card reader, or Jungian psychology person this is all part of the classic Fool's Journey. xo

Operating as usual

UnCabaret Zoom Edition #17
11/22/2020
UnCabaret Zoom Edition #17

UnCabaret Zoom Edition #17

"We all need a good laugh right now. Here's an opportunity to have that and feel part of a community!" LA Weekly

UnCabaret
09/25/2020

UnCabaret

Well weighted blankets is one survival tactic. Laughing is another one. We can help you with one of them. Guess which. So excited to have @erinkfoley in bed with us on Sunday! 7:30 PT. Come see why @vulture called us one of the “best livestream comedy shows to watch while quarantining!” Free and paid tickets. Link in bio... go register now!
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Beth Lapides
07/14/2020

Beth Lapides

The screaming inside my heart highly diminished after a good dose of @uncabaret zoom last night. Love is all there is.
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Beth Lapides
07/12/2020

Beth Lapides

#Repost @uncabaret... Zoom in tonight kids! @beth_lapides @aparnapkin @alecmapa @jayjurden @thealexedelman @lauren_weedman @nonajames Julia Sweeney. Plus @therealmitchy and the band @drummingdrummeranddrums @louis.vantaylor1 @chromejacks. 7:30 PDT. Meeting ID 83068955838 Password 032894 or grab the zoom link on the homepage of uncabaret.com 💫 shift is in the air 💫
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06/25/2020

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Jun 30, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time

06/25/2020

Just received this nice email..."The last hour we had together was absolutely revelatory in the way it uncovered new possibilities. I am immeasurably thankful for you and your work!" :)

Don’t Waste The Crisis
06/11/2020
Don’t Waste The Crisis

Don’t Waste The Crisis

Don’t waste this crisis. I’m not the first to say. But I have lived it. And I know in my bones What a hugely valuable idea it is. And this crisis. This now. We’ve been waiting for…

Beth Lapides
05/19/2020

Beth Lapides

There’s this one ‘wrong’ square in our bathroom tile. I’ve looked at it a lot lately. Is it a mistake or did the tile guy do it on purpose? Is it like the Navajo ‘spirit line’ which lets the weaver’s spirit exit, and maybe the viewers' enter? And always reminding us that spirit is in everything. Everything is ‘nature’.

I’m no expert on Navajo art. But I am pretty intimate with the creative process. And the price you pay for perfectionism. And I’ve witnessed perfectionism take down so many creatives. These conscious mistakes are more than a shield against it. They are an acknowledgment of the big creative. My own go to in moments of discontent in life is: maybe this is perfect. I ask myself if I know what perfect is. I admit that I don’t. I surrender to maybe.

My friend @alanzweibelofficial once told me that a first draft is just something to put a coffee ring on. A very appealing different take on ‘put a ring on it’.

All of the creative journey is about growth. Not about making things. And ‘mistakes’ are like footholds in climbing that mountain.

Creativity is not linear. We expect it to all make sense. Unfold logically. Like a career in banking. You may not know why you are moved to do the work you are doing during this exceptional phase. Follow the fire. Follow the green lights, as MPK once told me. Sometimes the fire sounds like should. I should write that book. But sometimes should is just blocking the want to. The way is simple though difficult. Become attuned to your own fire. Learn to trust your gut. Be willing to make mistakes. Make them on purpose sometimes. They are surprising and delightful and full of spirit.

And finally - is this whole pandemic - it seems like a mistake on the surface - some sort of spirit line in the great artwork of planet earth?

Keep on keeping on. For now... ###
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Binoche, Blanchett, De Niro & Many More Say “No To A Return To Normal” In Coronavirus Wake, Urge Action To “Avoid Ecolog...
05/08/2020
Binoche, Blanchett, De Niro & Many More Say “No To A Return To Normal” In Coronavirus Wake, Urge Action To “Avoid Ecological Disaster”

Binoche, Blanchett, De Niro & Many More Say “No To A Return To Normal” In Coronavirus Wake, Urge Action To “Avoid Ecological Disaster”

A group of over 200 high-profile artists and scientists from around the world has signed an editorial published in today’s Le Monde, calling on world leaders and citizens “to undertake a profound o…

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04/29/2020

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Links for tonight's UnCabaret Zoom! Come be with us 7:30 PST! xx
04/26/2020
links for tonight!

Links for tonight's UnCabaret Zoom! Come be with us 7:30 PST! xx

links for tonight!

Beth Lapides
02/22/2020

Beth Lapides

Great night of on stage talk with Tig. Funny, fun, deep, smart. Love her. Thanks to @wehocity @wehoarts @roskincorey for making it possible. Flanking is here the sweet @queerart and. Go talk to someone you love.
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01/22/2020

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UnCabaret
01/13/2020

UnCabaret

Hi vibe hilarious SRO kick off to our 2020 season! Thank you to everyone on stage in the house working the room and there in spirit! At the end of the night someone in the crowd said ‘this is my happy place’ heart that. We covered nowness, recovery, mudslides, ADD, opioids, MarieKondo, surgery, Lyft, herpes and so much more. InCabaret’s Guide To Life in 2020! We’ll see you all year on 3rd Sundays @la_rockwell and stay tuned for other events! 1. @beth_lapides @mariabamfordcomedy @huntersayswhat @nonajames @mosesstorm #laurakightlinger #charliechristmas 📸 @flikflik 2. Birthday cake! I made a wish! 🙏🏽3. Long time UnCab family. First intern now Hollywood hotshot @pupnkit 4. Backstage with @therealmitchy
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Beth Lapides
01/08/2020

Beth Lapides

Ready to make a breakthrough in your work? To next level your career? I have helped so many standups, storytellers, comedians, podcasters, one person show people, memoirists, speakers and other humans find their voices, their story and their funny. I can help you.

This is not a cookie cutter system... but it is sweet!

I create a safe space to push you in. We work together to find your most essential material and the projects most suited for it. Make real progress and have fun doing it.

My students have gone on to stand up careers, best seller lists, TV acting, writing and directing, film directing, comedy albums, award winning one person shows, producing and more.

Sign up now! Make 2020 your year. I have 4 sessions thins year. One each season. Give yourself the gift of a mentor, an ally and a group of like minded creatives rooting for you. Lmk if you have questions. [email protected]

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infinite-writing-winter-workshop-tickets-77236730139
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One of my dopest clients had me as a guest on her podcast!  #fun #podcast Listen up!
01/08/2020
The Key to a Dope Ass Life: Know Your Gifts | Dope Ass Podcast

One of my dopest clients had me as a guest on her podcast! #fun #podcast Listen up!

Whatever your dream is, you need to get real about your gifts. To make it happen, it’s time to hone your skills. That’s the advice of our guest this week on the Dope Ass Podcast. Comedian Beth Lapides talks about her approach to comedy and writing and shares how to get real with yourself so you ...

More of my students up to amazing things! Yay Rebecca O'Brien ###
01/05/2020
GETTING THERE!

More of my students up to amazing things! Yay Rebecca O'Brien ###

Rebecca O'Brien's Solo Show Sunday Jan 19 at 7:30 at Whitefire Theatre

UnCabaret
12/19/2019

UnCabaret

Excited about our 2020 Season. We launch Jan 12 then will be at Rockwell Table & Stage on the third Sunday of the month. Except December. Which like this December will be a hiatus month. Till then we’ll be painting the town pink. Feel the love. Xx https://www.showclix.com/event/uncabaretlfZzILT/pyos

12/03/2019
UnCabaret

If you love it, like it! If you are curious about it, like it! If you like it like it! Thank you for being part of UnCabaret!

More than comedy. And yet comedy. Celebrating 25 years on Nov 18 at The Theater at The Ace. Episodes available at Amazon http://amzn.to/UBl3nV.

Comedian's Way
12/02/2019

Comedian's Way

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12/02/2019

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“Unboxed Creatix” Beth Lapides Encourages Writers To Follow Their True Selves Despite The Setbacks
10/20/2019
“Unboxed Creatix” Beth Lapides Encourages Writers To Follow Their True Selves Despite The Setbacks

“Unboxed Creatix” Beth Lapides Encourages Writers To Follow Their True Selves Despite The Setbacks

Beth Lapides is a hallmark on the female comedy scene. She has graced our screens and stages as she continues to entertain audience across the world. Creative Screenwriting Magazine got up close and personal with Beth to chronicle her entertainment career. In doing so, she discusses finding who you....

Books, stand up careers, TV writing jobs, TV producing jobs, acting careers, solo shows. All these things and more have ...
10/05/2019

Books, stand up careers, TV writing jobs, TV producing jobs, acting careers, solo shows. All these things and more have come out of the work in my class. Next session starts Oct 15. Hit me up if you have questions! Xx

So many amazingly talented folks have come through our UnCab .edu Dept! Our workshops are specifically designed to help creatives break through and excel. @beth_lapides focuses on each participant’s unique voice. She’s helped myriads of writers, stand ups, producers, musicians, meditation teachers, podcasters, storytellers, content creators, actors, one person show folks, influencers, speakers and authors get funnier, clearer, more productive. Next Infinite Writing Workshop Session starts Tuesday Oct 19. 7-10 PM. 6 Tuesdays to change your life. at @actorscomedystudio on Beverly near La Brea. DM us to set up a free 10 minute consult with Beth. Or to set up a private in person or phone session. Classes limited to 12. This one is filling up so don’t wait! Be who you are. But funnier. Xo
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A highly activated group of funny people all working towards refining their unique comedic perspectives and figuring out...
10/05/2019

A highly activated group of funny people all working towards refining their unique comedic perspectives and figuring out what to do with them. The next session starts Oct 15! Xx

And now that we started we are kind of getting emotional about the talent that’s come through our workshops and private consult system. Folks have come in at all levels. Some excited and starting out. Some advanced and ready for the next level. Or just in need of a finely tuned outside eye. Details for classes at @beth_lapides
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Some of the super cool folks who have come through my workshop. Only 2 more spots left for this one! We start Oct 15!
10/05/2019

Some of the super cool folks who have come through my workshop. Only 2 more spots left for this one! We start Oct 15!

And here’s s third set. Because Rule of Three! And if you don’t know what the Rule of Three is... and you want to be funny.... it’s the shallow end of the work. We honor the shallow part but also dive on deep in our comedy workshops. These folks have been with us. It’s an honor and a blessing to have this .edu division that is a place for risk taking. Discovery. Expansion. Uncovering your real story and letting go of what you are done with. And doing with a group of like minded creatives. We love that. Next @beth_lapides Infinite Writing Session begins Oct 15 7-10 6 Tuesdays to change your life. Workshop limited to 12. It’s filling up register now! Link at UnCabaret.com. Or Give is a call if you have questions!
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Know who you are and do something about it. Get funnier, more real and more productive. How to be the Funniest You. Infinite Writing. Private Coaching.

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Tuesday 19:00 - 22:00

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(213) 706-3630

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http://uncabaret.com

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I began teaching because people wanted to study with me. There was nowhere to learn UnCabaret style comedy performance. Storybased. Personal. Now focused. Truthful. All the stand up training was still punchlines and tight tens.

So I started teaching. I knew it was just a matter of time. While other little girls were playing house with dolls, I was playing school with a blackboard. As soon as I started practicing yoga people started asking me if I was a yoga teacher. I just have it in my DNA. Is it a dream? Nope. Is it my path? Yep. Do I love helping other people, oh yes I do.

I called the class The UnCab Lab. As it evolved I started getting students who also wanted to use the techniques for other things than stand up. One person shows. Memoir. Spoken word. Life. There was a magic to the process. People who didn't want to get on stage were seeing big shifts in their lives through the work. Understanding their story, their voice. What was funny.

So I changed the name of the workshop so that people who didn't know about UnCabaret wouldn't be confused by it. I mean if you don't know about UnCabaret what sense does UnCab Lab make? I decided to call it The Comedian’s Way. It was a play on The Artists Way. I started my career as a visual artists. (NEA’s, shown at The Metropolitan Art Library... my greatest success was as a book artist). And in some ways what I teach is the creative process. Through the lens of comedy and storytelling. I thought it was funny though that in The Artists Way though it is a process of recovering your senses and using them creatively, the recovery of your seventh sense, your sense of humor, was left out.

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My Fall Session of Infinite Writing is now enrolling. I've helped so many comedians, TV writers, memoirists, podcasters, musicians, spoken word artists etc find their unique voices and figure out what to do with them. Reach out to me f you'd like to do an intake call to see if i can help you. Class limited to 12.
beth lapides - thank you for all your help in the development of this piece in your inspirational classes.