Royal Oak, Michigan
Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle offers six-week classes for new and experienced comedians. The beginners’ class is taught by comedian Bill Bushart, while comedian Joel Fragomeni teaches the advanced class. For more details, including dates and prices, check the Comedy Castle website or call (248) 542-9900.
Comedian and former Tonight Show with Jay Leno writer Chilli Challis hosts evening “comedy dojo” sessions where stand-up comedians can focus on writing and performing new material with a small group. Weekly sessions are held in Novi, as well as dojos in other locations. There is a small fee for each session. For details, follow Chili on Facebook.
Planet Ant Training Center offers improvisational comedy and sketch writing classes for all levels. Each class features six weekly sessions. For a sample of what the classes involve, you can attend a free Taste of Improv workshop.
Go Comedy! offers classes and workshops in improvisational comedy and sketch writing for a wide variety of experience levels. Check their website for more information.