Sat, 30 Jan | Zoom

ONLINE WORKSHOP - Stand-up Comedy - Killing the Frog

If we take a walk through the mind of our joke-spectator, we begin to understand why they laugh. Jokes have a shape and some norm they breach. We’ll look closely at how that works and see these theories embodied through jokes.
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ONLINE WORKSHOP - Stand-up Comedy - Killing the Frog

Time & Location

30 Jan, 12:00 – 15:00

About the Event

Taught by Lara Ricote or Fer Rodil

12:00-15:00h - 23 Jan

This is a 3-hour workshop with a lecture, games and writing activities. You will leave with the fundamentals to analyze humor and the tools to build it.


  • Incongruity
  • Two tales
  • Benign violation 


  • Structures of jokes


  • Structure of a bit
  • Rhythm

Lara is a small Mexican-American-Venezuelan comedian, improviser and entreprenurial woman who is currently telling her stories in Amsterdam...where (by the way) she just graduated with a Bachelor in Political Science, specializing in Political Theory, from the UvA. She produces La Risa, a weekly comedy night in Spanish, and co-produces four comedy nights in English. She’s also a House comedian at The Comedy Embassy, and a co-host of the The Comedy Undergraz Podcast with UvA Radio.

Fer is an Argentinian filmmaker, comedian and actor. He has more than ten years of experience onstage and onscreen writing, acting and performing comedy. He created the sketch comedy series Ctrl+JETA which you can watch on your local on demand television, if you are in Argentina. It was nominated for three big awards in Argentina but did not win any. He writes and illustrates humorous cartoons in @unperrovegano (he’s starting the English version in @onevegandog). He teaches sketch comedy writing and directing workshops.

easylaughs improv comedy workshops in English language and in Amsterdam

*Please note: We are currently limited to the amount of people we can accommodate due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are also subject to show and/or workshop cancellations due to COVID-19. If regulations don't allow class to continue in person, we will continue class online.

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