TAKE A STAND UP COMEDY CLASS WITH DJB!
DJB has been teaching stand up comedy classes for over 10 years.
He's taught over 1000 students his approach to writing jokes and taking the stage confidently.
In 2005, DJB wrote and installed the stand up comedy curricula for ImprovBoston's Comedy School.
Enroll in one of DJB's classes at ImprovBoston here!
WORK ONE ON ONE WITH DJB!
DJB offers one on one stand up comedy, public speaking and comedy career coaching.
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"As a professional juggler, I have had lots of experience performing in front of large audiences. It’s been my job for over 10 years. Still, expanding out of my comfort zone to improve the overall quality of my show by adding comedy had proven to be too great to bear on my own. I was always known as a generally funny person my whole life, but I still didn't know how to be funny at will. Dana helped me break down comedy to its bare-bones level to get an understanding of what’s funny, how it’s funny, why it’s funny, and how to “find more funny.” Dana’s understanding of my needs and helping my find and hone my own comedic voice has been key to the uptick in work that I’ve been getting since taking his classes. Whether you’re a newbie looking to test the waters of comedy, an experienced comedian looking to hone your craft, or a professional entertainer looking to take your game to the next level, I absolutely recommend taking classes from Dana Jay Bein."
-- Paris “The Hip Hop Juggler"
"Dana Jay Bein is a great teacher and has literally changed my life for the better. I wouldn't be the comic that I am today without his guidance and mentoring. It's a very rare thing for someone to find their true calling in life, but Dana has done just that. He is a fantastic comic but I think he will be most remember for is helping an entire generation of Boston comedians. Dana Jay Bein has quite a legacy." - AJ Hapenny
"Dana was my introduction into comedy. Taking his class opened my mind and world up to all new places and faces. Looking back over the past 10 years, it was the best thing to happen in my life… To date…" - Scotty Lombardo
"Dana's stand up class made me look at life and myself differently. It's enjoyable to dissect and see the fun in the world. Best presented in a list of three." - Kirsten Ecker
"Taking Dana's standup class is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. It started me down a path that changed me and my life for the better in so many ways. Dana fully prepared me for not only the challenge of performing my first stand up set, but setting further goals and tackling each of them successfully. I would not be where I am today without him. I cannot recommend his class enough!"
- Joe Kozlowsky
"I've taken 3 of Dana's stand up classes. I first took a beginner class just to try it out, but I found myself signing up for workshop classes to get opportunities for performance and to strengthen my set. Dana knows how to keep his students motivated and engaged, all while keeping it extremely fun. I highly recommend his classes!" - Erin O'Connor
"I didn’t plan on becoming a stand-up comedian when I took Dana’s class.
I was just a guy going through a bad divorce looking for something to distract me from my problems. I can’t tell you that taking his class will change your life, but it did for me and I know countless others who will say the same.
Even if it doesn’t change your life, you will learn valuable skills that you can use in your professional and personal life.
There are a lot of comedy teachers that can teach you the basics of how to write and deliver a joke but there is no one as good as Dana in giving you the encouragement and support you need to take your first steps in comedy.
Dana will give you the confidence to perform and succeed. And should you pursue comedy after the class, Dana will be there for you long after you graduate. I have been doing comedy for 9 years now and I owe a great deal of my success to Dana.
He is a great mentor and friend and one of the true gems of Boston comedy. I feel fortunate to know him and have taken his class."
- Scott Oddo
"Dana's class was excellent. He helped formulate concepts into jokes and gave me the confidence to actually do stand up. He has a fun and entertaining teaching style that helps to motivate the class and inspire creative thinking. Whether you are liking to hone your craft as a comic or to work on public speaking, Dana is a great teacher and his class is awesome!" - Mike Lewis
"Dana's passion and enthusiasm for comedy is contagious. He has a unique ability to guide each student to find their style and build their confidence." - Joe Buckley
"I took Standup 101 with Dana Jay Bein a few years ago. It was a fantastic experience for me, even though I am not actively involved in Boston's comedy scene. I have used many of the delivery techniques and 'confidence-building' public speaking methods that I learned in Dana's class in my professional life and as I have gone through law school. I hope to one day parlay comedy and the practice of law to entertain people at legal seminars and conferences all over the U.S. I remain friends with many of the people I met in Dana's class too, because of the collegial environment he fostered in the class. I would highly recommend taking any class with Dana Jay Bein!" - Peter Graceffa
"I enjoyed learning Dana's tips and techniques during his Stand-up Comedy Class at the Boston Center for Adult Education.
I especially liked our final class when we were able to 'showcase" our routines in front of our families,
friends and guests. I also wanted to personally thank him because there was a student on the first day of class that targeted me
and he did everything he could to keep me and the entire class safe by requesting to move us to a new location. That meant a
lot because he cared about our well-"BEIN!" - Sherri Raftery
"I've known DJB for 4 or 5 years since moving to Boston. I first got to know him as a host. A terrific host of many of the shows at ImprovBoston. These shows were Standup, Sketch and Improv. I then saw him perform his own standup. I saw him perform in the cast of Face-Off at the theater, too. Needless to say, he's a talented dude. In fact, I would say he's the most reliable host (no matter show premise, structure, or audience) at the theater. Watching him on-the-fly interact and read an audience is a joy. I later had him as guest star in one my larger productions at the theater. Again, just superb. Always gives it his all. But, great performers do not always make great teachers.
DJB is the exception.
I took his Introduction to Standup at ImprovBoston. I have been performing, directing, and writing sketch and improv for over 20 years. I have had lots of teachers - many quite famous, frankly. But, I have only dabbled in Standup and the one time I did it was back in the 90s in Detroit. The teacher there was formulaic. He came from the school that a joke has a setup, punchline, etc. It was a terrible experience and I just went back to doing improv.
Well, move forward all these years , and after getting to know DJB, I figured, why not. His class was an amazing experience. First of all, each class member had a different style and Dana guided us all along our own individual journeys. He so quickly picked up on all our personalities and provided a very engaging and safe environment. In fact, he was so good at developing class chemistry, that we on our own (usually at least half the class) went to open mics around town probably 10 or so times outside of class during the eight weeks.
So, whether you are a seasoned veteran looking for a fresh set of eyes on your material, or you've never tried comedy before, I cannot recommend enough getting to know Dana." - Bil Sherrin