Comedy School

Level 2 Stand-Up Online

Welcome to the world of virtual standup comedy! Via video conference meetings with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi, you’ll take your comedy to the next level. Level 2 Stand-Up is for grads of our Five Minutes to Funny class, or relatively new comics trying to strengthen their sets and break into the scene. Week one will be an all-hands meeting. Week two features a private 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with your instructor. (You'll be given a specific time slot). Week three all the students meet again to go over their material. In this three-week program we'll dig deeper into your 5-minute set; work on strategies to hone it; and create new material based off it. Classes will also focus on joke-writing techniques, how to get booked, and the unsung secret to comedy success: becoming a sought-after host.

Your instructor is DCI favorite Rahmein Mostafavi. An accomplished stand-up, producer, writer, and actor, Rahmein now joins our comedy school to help you ramp up your comedy game. So what do you say? Are you ready to get serious about your comedy career? Prerequisite: "Five Minutes to Funny" class or at least 6 months of stand-up performance at open mics.
07/18/2020 11:00 AM

Door Time: 10:45 AM

Other Showtimes

Option One: Mondays, June 15 - June 29, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (full-class meetings June 15 and 29, coaching the week of June 22)

Option Two: Saturdays, July 18 - August 1, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (full-class meetings July 18 and August 1, coaching the week of July 25)

Welcome to the world of virtual standup comedy! Via video conference meetings with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi, you’ll take your comedy to the next level. Level 2 Stand-Up is for grads of our Five Minutes to Funny class, or relatively new comics trying to strengthen their sets and break into the scene. Week one will be an all-hands meeting. Week two features a private 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with your instructor. (You'll be given a specific time slot). Week three all the students meet again to go over their material. In this three-week program we'll dig deeper into your 5-minute set; work on strategies to hone it; and create new material based off it. Classes will also focus on joke-writing techniques, how to get booked, and the unsung secret to comedy success: becoming a sought-after host.

Your instructor is DCI favorite Rahmein Mostafavi. An accomplished stand-up, producer, writer, and actor, Rahmein now joins our comedy school to help you ramp up your comedy game. So what do you say? Are you ready to get serious about your comedy career? Prerequisite: FMTF Class or at least 6 months of stand-up performance at open mics.

This class will be conducted online via video conferencing. Participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.


All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.

Welcome to the world of virtual standup comedy! Via video conference meetings with instructor Rahmein Mostafavi, you’ll take your comedy to the next level. Level 2 Stand-Up is for grads of our Five Minutes to Funny class, or relatively new comics trying to strengthen their sets and break into the scene. Week one will be an all-hands meeting. Week two features a private 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with your instructor. (You'll be given a specific time slot). Week three all the students meet again to go over their material. In this three-week program we'll dig deeper into your 5-minute set; work on strategies to hone it; and create new material based off it. Classes will also focus on joke-writing techniques, how to get booked, and the unsung secret to comedy success: becoming a sought-after host.

Your instructor is DCI favorite Rahmein Mostafavi. An accomplished stand-up, producer, writer, and actor, Rahmein now joins our comedy school to help you ramp up your comedy game. So what do you say? Are you ready to get serious about your comedy career? Prerequisite: "Five Minutes to Funny" class or at least 6 months of stand-up performance at open mics.