Comedic Relief: Coping Through Comedy

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March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participants are expected to attend all 6 classes, beginning on Sunday, February 24th. Please click here to register for this series.

With Charity Sade

In this 6-week course with instructor Charity Sade, young adult cancer survivors will learn how to prepare, polish and perform a five-minute comedic storytelling piece or stand-up comedy set by working on timing, delivery, story structure, and comedy writing.

Each week, the class will be led by Charity Sade, and a guest comic, who will run through writing exercises, performance skills and techniques (e.g., how to hold a mic, where to stand, etc). The attendees will also get the opportunity to “workout” their material during each session, with guided feedback from the instructors and their peers. At the end of the course, there will be a comedy showcase on April 11 featuring the class members. This event will also raise funds for the Smith Center’s DC Young Adult Cancer Community programming.

*Note: There is a required registration fee of $45 to enroll in this course and enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Classes begin on Sunday, February 24th and are weekly on Sundays for 6 weeks from 2:00-4:00pm. The final class is Sunday, March 31st. Participants are expected to participate in all six classes and to perform at the comedy showcase (Date TBD). Please contact us at 202.483.8600 or if you have any questions or concerns about this program.

 About Charity Sade

Charity Sad​e​ is an up and coming comedian from Indiana, but has resided in Washington, D.C. for the last 8 years.

She has performed across the country, and won a new comic competition at Greenwich Village Comedy Club. ​Within her first year of comedy, Charity made her festival debut at the 2018 DC Comedy Festival as well as the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival.

She has always used humor to get through difficult moments in her life, including her breast cancer diagnosis at age 27. ​On stage, she takes her difficult life experiences and turns them into relatable, humorous tales. Her comedic superpower is her ability to make you simultaneously laugh and cringe.

Charity is the creator and founder of Comedic Relief: Coping Through Comedy. You can catch Charity hosting, producing, and performing on shows across the DMV.


March 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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