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Class Runs: Monday evenings @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MT
Class Dates: Mon 11/28 - Mon 12/19 (4 classes total)
Location: RISE Comedy, 1260 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
Instructor(s): Christie Buchele
Price: $225/person
Special Notes:
  • Mondays from 7pm-10pm 11/28-12/19 at Rise Comedy Monday 12/5's Class will take place on Tuesday 12/6 Instead.
  • This is an in-person event! Please read carefully for details and event location. Please click HERE to read more about our in-person event guidelines and requirements.
  • Students will receive an email with class details and links 12-24 hours before the class. If you do not see this email, please check your spam folder as well!
  • Minimum class size is 8 students.

One Person Show 4 Week Class (11/28-12/19, 12/5 Class is rescheduled to Tuesday 12/6)

THE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR 12/5 WILL INSTEAD TAKE PLACE ON 12/6 AT RISE AT THE SAME TIME. Do you have a story to tell that doesn’t have enough punchlines to be considered stand-up? And not enough tears to be considered a drama? This workshop is for you. This comedy special has been evolving in the past years to include more elements than just jokes and a microphone and the one person show is emerging as the anything goes artform that can be tailored for many outlets, jokes, storytelling, keynote speaking, and theater. But with so much potential it is hard to know where to start in such an open ended format. In this three week workshop has three focuses:
Week 1: Studying- and discussion of one person show examples, as well as writing prompts to help decide what the creator might talk about in their one person show.
Week 2: Creating- time to develop and receive feedback on a synopsis and outline of someone’s show as a jumping off point for developing a script for a one person show. As well as a zoom panel of a few creatives who have done a one person show in order to ask questions! (This segment may be split between weeks one and two depending on scheduling)
Week 3: Co-Directing: Students will pick a partner or small group to help to help them consider what theatrical elements they might bring into a one person show, using technology, props and other storytelling tools to turn their story from words to a performance as well as discussing where someone might take this show to perform it.
Week 4: Preview Week: Students will have an opportunity to perform, tape and receive feedback on a segment of their show. Preview length will be determined by how many students are in the class.)
Class Schedule (all at Rise Comedy) Mondays from 7pm-10pm from 11/28-12/19

Christie Buchele Christie Buchele is an accomplished standup comic from Denver, Colorado. Making a name for herself by sharing the heart-wrenching and hilariously raw realities of being a woman with a disability. Christie has been featured on Viceland’s, Flophouse; Hidden America with Jonah Ray; Laughs on Fox; First Look on NBC. Christie has performed at Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Denver’s own High Plains Comedy Festival and 208 in Boise. She starred in and wrote for the Project DU film Scary Lucy which has won multiple awards at film festivals around the country. As Director of Stand-Up at RISE Comedy Theater in Denver Colorado, Christie empowers young comics to hit the stage running and tell their stories with confidence.

Christie has been described as “Brave” for leaving the house in that body, Christie’s comedy has been described as “funny despite what she talks about…” and “Uncomfortable..” by Christie’s mom. She was chosen to open up for the likes Josh Blue, Marc Maron and David Cross.

Christie co-hosted a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017. As one third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, a and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.

Christie has been described as “Brave” for leaving the house in that body, Christie’s comedy has been described as “funny despite what she talks about…” and “Uncomfortable..” by Christie’s mom. She was chosen to open up for the likes Josh Blue, Sean Patton and Andy Kindler. She has also been featured at national comedy festivals like 208, High Plains and Limestone.

Christie co-hosts a witty relationship advice podcast, Empty Girlfriend, which earned best Comedy Podcast by Westword Magazine and best Podcast for Sexpot Comedy in 2017. As one third of the Denver Comedy powerhouse, The Pussy Bros, Christie reps the Mile High City hard while crushing audiences with a wry, biting style that’s a bit sweet, a and a little bit surly; proving time and again you can say almost anything with a smile on your face and a gimp in your step.