That's Steve North.
He's trained everyone from stars to beginners to find their COMEDIC
CHARACTER for Standup, Acting, Writing, Speaking -- Steve North's
training can help anyone who needs to be funnier.
Steve can save you 2 to 3 years by finding your comedic character,
then growing material from that theme or focus. Steve calls it
"finding your house (character), BEFORE you buy the furniture
(material). And, it works - ask his many happy clients.
Over the last 15 years in Hollywood, Steve has coached hundreds of
comedians -- beginners, touring comedians, sitcom actors, people who
want to be funnier.
In addition to private session, Steve and his partner, Barb, offer
workshops which provide a creatively healthy, non-competitive
environment - a home base for comedians to workshop and grow
Steve North attended school at the University of Denver and at USC.
He trained in comedy with Second City, The Committee, Avery
Schreiber, Spolin Players, Jack Kosslyn, Danny Simon, Joyce
Selznick, and Estelle Tepper.
The team of Barb and Steve North have performed live stand up comedy
at the Comedy Store in LA, as well as Improvisation, Laff Stops,
Troubador, LA Cabaret, Ice House, Theatre Madison, Baily Repertory
Company, Evergreen Players, and Central City Repertoire. They have
also appeared at colleges, conventions, and talk/variety shows
("George Carlin" special," "Thicke Of The Night," "Make Me Laugh,"
and "The Mike Douglas Show").
Steve's career in film and television ranges from a recurring role
on "Fantasy" on NBC, to the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Road to
Stardom" on HBO, and numerous guest and featured appearances.
With his wife, Barb, Steve has conceived, written, and produced
several TV pilots, including "Switcheroo" which is currently on the
air in France.
In addition to classes in their own studio, the Norths direct
beginner workshops at the Learning Tree Universities in Chatsworth
and Thousand Oaks, and an intermediate group in Northridge.
WHY NOT LEARN FROM THE ONLY COMEDY COACH WHO HAS ALSO PERFORMED,
PRODUCED OR WRITTEN ON OVER 30 NATIONAL TV SHOWS???
Steve runs classes in his studio in Los Angeles. You can enroll in
his workshop performing groups; he can coach you ON THE PHONE, by
MAIL, E-MAIL, whatever! The "Standup Repertory Company" was founded
by Steve & Barb North in 1992 and is the first group of standup
comedians to be part of a workshop and a cast. The Company performs
weekly at "Thursday Night Live" - where else can comics get
comprehensive training AND performing in front of an audience