What you will learn:

Have you always wanted to do stand-up but never had the courage or the time…or the courage to try? Have you ever experienced the specific adrenaline rush of making a table full of people laugh at a point of view you had that you assumed everyone else did too? Have people told you throughout your life you’re funny and you thought, well...maybe, but so what? In a world where inclusion and connection are a top priority for companies, helping people laugh together has never been more valuable.

Here is a unique opportunity to study with a seasoned professional comedian who spent 10 years teaching stand up at UCLA is just what the doctor ordered! Being able to bring comic relief to stressful moments, to lend perspective to a seemingly hopeless situation and to deliver the magic of shared laughter to people is, in fact, a business super-power.

In this 90 minute session, Modisett distills her 12-week course down to the essentials to give you plenty of opportunity to share your funniest jokes and stories and leave with a visceral understanding of where and when it is appropriate to deliver them. You will be exposed to comedian’s tools like escalation, the rule of three’s and misdirection to keep people wanting more – of you, your authenticity, and whatever you are selling.

About the instructor:

Dani Klein Modisett is the comedian and author of the book L.A. Magazine picked as one of 7 must read books, “Take My Spouse, Please.” (Shambhala Press, 2015). Her first book, “Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine,” (St. Martin’s Press, 2009), was based on a live show she created by the same name. Dani taught Stand-Up at UCLA for 10 years and privately for 10 more. She has coached keynote speakers, business leaders, and Congressional candidates to use more humor in their interactions. Her writing has appeared in AARP, NY Times, LA Times, Parents Magazine and many websites. In 2018, after her mother became depressed facing Alzheimer's Modisett had the idea to hire a comedian to work one-on-one with her to make her laugh. It worked and changed the quality of her end of life care. Modisett launched Laughter On Call (www.laughteroncall.com) to bring shared laughter to those who need it most. Since COVID, LOC has taken their programs virtually, now running workshops globally for Fortune 500 companies and healthcare staffs in need of comic relief and connection. She has teaches comedian's tools for creating connection and bringing vulnerability and humanity to the workplace at business schools including HBS, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Duke and UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons. Modisett is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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