Taking comedy 101 at Buffalo's Helium Club

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 09:43:26-05

Looking for laughs at the local comedy club can be tough on your nerves, especially if you are a first timer. That's why some funny folks have signed up for Rich Lamb's Stand-up Comedy Class 101 at Buffalo's Helium Club. Rich says "it's a painful occupation, it's a lot of adrenaline." 

Rich has racked up two decades in the comedy business. His students work through six, three-hour sessions where they learn the basics about being a stand-up comedian including "exaggeration, metaphor, the rules of three, the double entendre" says Rich-adding "hopefully no puns."

The class of eight includes a limo driver, fire-fighter, a drug counselor, and local actress and singer. The classes lead up to a "graduation" which includes performing for a live audience at the comedy club. Rich says that for most of his comedy students it's a positive experience "we set you up for success, we rehearse your act, we prepare you for the unexpected with a positive environment."

Rich Lamb's next classes begin in March and you can find more information at the Helium Comedy Club website.