Hone and express your true point of view
Learn to think faster and write sharper
Collaborate, mentor, hang out, nerd out, and bond over comedy in a safe, supportive, ad-free space
Explore career paths in the comedy world
Smash perfectionism and crank up confidence
✔️ Unlimited access to online classes (standup, storytelling, satire, and more)
✔️ Exclusive online Q&Aevents with comedy pros and stars, including ✨RACHEL BLOOM, ALINE BROSH MCKENNA, RACHEL DRATCH, ASHLEY NICOLE BLACK, JUDY GOLD, OPHIRA EISENBERG, MILLY TAMAREZ, NEGIN FARSAD, JESSICA CHAFFIN, JENA FRIEDMAN, and writers from SNL, THE DAILY SHOW, THE LATE LATE SHOW.✨
✔️ Learning about all types of comedy: standup, storytelling, satire, topical, sketch, improv, and more
✔️ Feedback on your work from comedy pros and community peers
✔️ Regular performance opportunities including monthly showcases and the nicest open mic in the world (weekly)!
✔️ 24/7 access to an active, inspiring, supportive community of comedy peers, mentors, and nerds
✔️ Daily questions, polls, writing prompts, and chit-chat
✔️ Comedy news, memes, and content, including the funny stuff YOU create and share
Courses are included in your membership!
Also coming in fall/winter: How to Build Your Comedy Brand, How to Write Funny Ad Copy, Writing Political Comedy/Comedy for Change, Getting Started with Voiceover Work, Still Standing (advanced standup)
Learn to write, tell, and nail your own unique jokes—to a live OR virtual crowd.
Taught by Elsa Eli Waithe (NPR, BET, MTV, Tribeca Film Festival) along with your future comedy besties.
Our signature LIVE, interactive, 4-week* Standup Comedy 101 course is the fastest and funniest way to get the BASIC TOOLS AND SKILLS you need to find your funny and write jokes unique and original to you. Whether writing and performing standup is your dreamiest dream or you're just sketch comedy-curious, these essential skills transfer to other types of comedy, other kinds of writing, and other parts of LIFE.
In this course, you’ll learn how to:
✔︎ Write and tell a JOKE
✔︎ Uncover and unleash your TRUE COMEDY PERSONA
✔︎ Assemble and perform a comedy SET
✔︎ Be your ALREADY FUNNY SELF
You will leave with:
✔︎ A sense of your unique voice and lens on the world
✔︎ A grasp of joke structure and craft
✔︎ A sense of belonging to a safe, supportive comedy community✔︎ An actual standup comedy mini-set—and a PERFORMANCE under your belt!
*4 weeks: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 pm ET. Class does not meet on Thanksgiving; meets the following Tuesday for the final SHOW!
Elsa Eli Waithe is a stand-up comedian, instructor, and motivational speaker. They have appeared on MTV, NPR, and BET, at the Tribeca Film Festival, and all around New York City and beyond. They are a co-founder of the awareness campaign The Slavers of New York. Elsa has been with GOLD since the very beginning!
Give the gift of GOLD to the comedy lover in your life here.
GOLD Comedy is the learning and social platform for young women/non-binary folks* who want to turn their sense of humor into their superpower.
We believe that comedy is power. When you write a joke, you reassemble reality. When you tell a joke, you’ve got the stage, the mic, the punch. When you make people laugh, you make people listen.
Comedy times are changing, but still: Women (and other non-straight cis white dudes) don’t have equal access to that power, for themselves or in society...because patriarchy! So GOLD puts women first, because comedy does not. And the more women do comedy, the more women define comedy. The more women define comedy, the more women are taken seriously. And! *trumpet sound* When we change the face of comedy, we change the face of power.
Founded by Lynn Harris in 2016, GOLD started as live comedy classes and events for teen girls in New York City. It is now the one-stop online shop for young women/non-binary folks all over the world who want to be their funniest selves.
GOLD’s community, classes, content, celebrity Q&As, and performance opportunities build skills and highlight career paths for young women in today's most relevant forms of comedy—expanding and diversifying tomorrow’s talent pool.
*We are an inclusive community, welcoming especially women and women-identified or non-binary/non-gender-conforming humans.
For more info and inspo, visit our library of how-tos, interviews, and other resources/laughs at www.goldcomedy.com!