Comedic Relief: Coping Through Comedy – Patient/Survivor Class

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October 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

With Charity Sade

This class is targeted toward Young Adult Cancer Patients/Survivors and will be held from 2:30-4:30pm for 6 weeks. Participants are expected to attend all 6 classes, beginning on Sunday, October 6th.

**Please note there is a $50 fee to participate in this class.

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 December 11th 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 $50 to enroll in this course and enrollment is limited to 6-8 participants. Classes begin on Sunday, October 6th and are weekly on Sundays for 6 weeks, with caregivers/co-survivors from 12:00-2:00pm* and survivors from 2:30-4:30pm*. The final class is Sunday, November 10th. Participants are expected to participate in all six classes and are encouraged to perform at the comedy showcase scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00-9:00pm. Please contact us at 202.483.8600 or if you have any questions about this program.

*On Sunday, November 10, classes will run from 12:30-2:30p and 3:00-5:00pm.

 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.


October 6
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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