About The Comedy Workshop
Saturday afternoons 2pm - 4pm
Starting July 10, 2010
Graduation will take place on Tue August 31st at 8pm! This will be an 18+ show.
The 8 week class will teach you everything you need to know in the comedy business from writing techniques to performing. It's open to all levels and all ages. The class is perfect for anyone interested in public speaking. The total cost is $250 per person and seating is limited.
Creative Producer, Ken Phillips, has 25 years experience in the film and television industry as well as a successful track record in advertising, marketing, and promotions from New York to Los Angeles. He is an industry professional who can oversee and maximize every aspect of your video production for the best return on your investment.
A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in film, radio, and television, Ken worked in radio and TV for several years as a writer, producer, videographer, editor, and talent. In 1984, Ken co-founded the Comedy Zone, which grew to be one of the largest comedy club circuits in North America as well as a talent agency for colleges and corporations from coast to coast. Aside from marketing, branding, and selling the Comedy Zone franchise and booking talent, Ken also promoted major concerts with top stars including: Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, Sam Kinison, Ron White, Ellen DeGeneras, Carrot Top, Rodney Carrington, Sinbad, Paul Reiser, Drew Carey, Brian Regan, Louie Anderson, Phyllis Diller, Pat Paulson, Gallagher, Rich Hall, Emo Phillips, and many more.
Along with partner Brad Greenberg, Ken took charge of a promising young comedian with the unlikely name of Carrot Top. Under their guidance, Carrot Top went from club performer to national concert act in a very short time. Ken booked Carrot Top on every major comedy TV show in the country including NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno;" ABC's "Arsenio Hall Show," "Regis and Kathy Lee," and "America's Super Showcase;" A&E's "Evening at the Improv," and "Comedy on the Road;" FOX's "Comic Strip Live" and "Sunday Comics;" Showtime's "Jonathan Winter's Special," and "Comedy Club Network;" and MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Show." Ken was instrumental in a Simon & Schuster book deal entitled "Junk in a Trunk" and produced Carrot Top's first long-form video of his live show, "Twist Ties and Duct Tape."
Ken's film and television credits include: Co-Executive Producer for the Trimark Pictures "Chairman of the Board;" Producer for "AM Mayham" on the Cartoon Network, Co-Creator, Writer, Producer for "So You Think You're Funny" a TV pilot sold to Team Entertainment; "In My House with Kevin Meaney" a pilot sold to GRB Entertainment; and "Banana Skins," pilot sold to TVD Productions; and Segment Producer for the "Donny and Marie Show."