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Comedy Workshop to be Held at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 24, 2013

Mahwah, NJ – A Comedy Workshop will be held on six Wednesday evenings, 7-9 p.m., starting January 30, 2013 on the Ramapo College campus, Room ASB-522. Registration for the workshop is now open at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/workshops/comedy.html.

In the workshop, Boyce presents to her students the proven methods for making people laugh and how to create personal comedic routines from everyday life experiences. Students study other working comedians’ styles, discover how to harvest their own comedy material, and practice developing their own comic voice. The workshop includes a combination of writing and performing exercises designed to turn everyday observations into punch lines.  Techniques covered include comparisons, similes, mimicking, list making, and more. Family and friends are invited to a final day performance.

Boyce has been a part of the comedy scene for more than 20 years, first as a comedian, then as a producer, promoter, and publicist, and now as an agent.  Many of Boyce’s students have been featured in comedy clubs and festivals in the New York metropolitan area, including Stand-Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club and The Improv.  She is the creator and producer of the Ladies of Laughter and Lower Hud’s Funniest series.

Registration fees are $295. Registration is completed online. For more information about the Comedy Workshop, please visit www.ramapo.edu/cipl/workshops/comedy.html, or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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