Read what people have to say about your instructors!
Michael (Motts) Pelazza
My name is Christopher John O’Neill. I’m an award-winning actor and comedian most famously known for playing Elder Cunningham in the 1st National Tour & Broadway productions of “The Book of Mormons” as well as a finalist on the inaugural season of NBC’s "Bring the Funny." I’ve had the honor of performing alongside Motts on countless shows including a feature on an episode of TRU TVs Impractical Jokers.
I’ve known Motts for over 20 years and I am happy to attribute much of my success to starting my career alongside Motts. He took me under his wing and has been an instrumental mentor in my career.
Any performer novice or seasoned would be fortunate to have him as their instructor.
“Having been a professional comedy writer for over 40 years, I can say without reservation that Jean Wescott has one the sharpest, most nimble comedy minds in the industry. For five years, I served as the Head Monologue Writer to David Letterman and subsequently have written for many late-night talk shows. Jean is as solid a joke writer as I've ever come across. Her jokes are concise, precise, hard-hitting, and always hilarious. I can't recommend her more highly.”
-Gabe Abelson, stand-up and television comedy writer
"Jean Wescott is my good friend and a true professional. She's very funny and very smart, and it’d be in any future comics’ best interest to listen and learn from this very talented woman."
-Jackie Martling (Former Head Writer "The Howard Stern Show")
Andrew Arango Kennedy
“Of all the comedians I've worked with over the years, no one makes it look as easy as Andrew Kennedy. He's fast, focused, and endlessly likeable. Nothing better than working with someone who really understands comedy."
(Co-Executive Producer "Last Man Standing," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory")
" Five out of Five Stars. The Workshop is a powerful blend of on-stage exercises, combined with receiving real-time feedback from professional Comedians in a constructive, supportive environment. An invaluable experience, for anyone interested in exploring or expanding their Stand-up skills.”
"The instructors at the Intentional Comedy Workshop bring out the best in every person in the class. I really appreciated the level of individual attention and advice I got for making my own set the best it could be. They genuinely want you to succeed and truly care about every person having a great experience.
"I am glad Vinnie brought your group to his club, you three are a dynamic combination for turning anyone interested in Stand Up into a Comedian!"