Comedy Class | Pickwick & Frolic

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

Comedy Class

Have aspirations of being on stage?  This 3-week beginners’ class will help you get started. This session begins Saturday, March 14th at 2pm and will cover all the basics of starting out in stand-up comedy. Classes are fun, motivating, and focused on writing and performing stand-up. A graduating class showcase will also be scheduled for April 1st in the Frolic Cabaret. 

This class is designed to offer direction and support for new comedians, directly from a professional, as they spend time writing and rehearsing their stand-up set. This class focuses on joke writing, delivery, the technical aspects of being on stage, as well as tips on how to get started in stand up and the common mistakes new comics make that you should avoid. Class size is limited to give you the best chance for success.

Course Description

Through hands-on training with instructor Rob O’Reilly, you’ll learn how to prepare, polish and perform a short stand-up comedy set. A tight, funny, five-minute set can take you farther than you’d imagine. It can be your open mic set, your audition set, or it can be your spot on any number of late-night shows. Many people consider doing stand-up, but this class gives you the structured environment that will finally get you on stage in a setting for success.

  • Saturdays, March 14, 21, & 28 at 2pm
  • Graduation show Wednesday April 1st in the Frolic Cabaret
  • Tuition: $200
  • All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.


About Rob O’Reilly

I’m a stand-up comic who’s been on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing and the Tonight Show. I’ve toured over 400 colleges and I was recently named one of LA Weekly’s “Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch” and one of TBS’s “101 Funniest Comedians”

Known as a comic’s comic, Rob O’Reilly’s brutally honest, silly yet cerebral style has landed him appearances on The Tonight ShowLast Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. He was also recently named one of LA Weekly’s Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch and one of TBS’s 101 Funniest Comedians.

Besides writing for 7 seasons of MTV’S Ridiculousness and the 2016 Critic’s Choice Awards, Rob has also written and produced many original sketches, which collectively have over 40 million views. Rob recently moved back from Los Angeles to his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. 



  • Named the 75th best comic in the world by TBS “101 Funniest Comedians” (7/12/16)
  • Writer for Critic’s Choice Awards (1/27/16)
  • Finalist in Big Sky Comedy Festival (10/10/15)
  • Appeared on Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage” (5/6/15)
  • Writer for USA Pilot “What Happened Was” (7/28/14 – 9/12/14)
  • Staff Writer on Seasons 3-10 of MTV’s Ridiculousness (9/7/12-present)
  • Named one of LA Weekly’s Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch (1/9/12)
  • Named one of Funny Or Die’s “30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch“ (4/28/11)
  • Freelance Monologue Writer Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon (8/10/09 – 12/23/10)
  • Performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, episode 704 (6/21/10)
  • Finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (7/29/08 & 8/5/08)
  • Stand-up performance on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (6/27/08)
  • Correspondent on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1/19/07 and 3/16/07)


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