Ivy Tech to offer non-credit stand-up comedy class in association with Limestone Comedy Festival

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March 21, 2013

Ivy Tech to offer non-credit stand-up comedy class in association with Limestone Comedy Festival

In association with Bloomington’s inaugural Limestone Comedy Festival, Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s Center for Lifelong Learning (www.ivytech.edu/CLL) is offering a class in stand-up comedy starting May 7.

Comedian Mat Alano-Martin will teach Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy, a four-week class that will both explore the evolution of stand-up and teach practical skills in the art of joke-writing and performance. By completion of the class, attendees will write a short stand-up routine and perform it during a special Saturday matinee show at the Limestone Comedy Festival, to be held this summer from June 6 through 8.

“This class is for budding comedians and C-level executives alike,” said Susie Graham, Executive Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Ivy Tech-Bloomington. “For leaders, learning stand-up comedy goes beyond the humorous anecdote in the workplace. Attendees will learn the value of light-hearted self-mocking; how to handle hecklers; and to take risks, all of which contribute to effective communication.”

The class runs four Tuesdays starting May 7 through May 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $49. It will take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.

To register, call (812) 330-6041, stop by the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, or log on www.ivytech.edu/CLL.

Mat Alano-Martin is the founder and director of the Limestone Comedy Festival. He is also a professional touring comedian who performs at clubs, colleges, theaters, and festivals across the mid-west. He has worked with Ralphie May, Jim Breuer, Gilbert Gottfried, and Marc Maron to name a few.

About Limestone Comedy Festival
Limestone Comedy Festival (www.limestonefest.com) is a three-day, multi-venue comedy festival held in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. It was created by Jared Thompson and Mat Alano-Martin, and made possible through the support of their partner venues, sponsors, friends and family.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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