Introducing DCH Councils
This spring we launched our first ever council structures for Dallas Comedy House! Made up of eight students and alumni, these two councils serve to provide feedback and assist in planning on behalf of our student and alumni community. Below are the names of council members and a brief description of the council(s) purpose:
Guides and informs Dallas Comedy House policies, activities, and initiatives surrounding the growth and support of a diverse student body and performer roster. Three subcommittees include: Programming (assist in the development of more diverse and representative programming), Students (build out stronger scholarship, mentorship, and social programs), and Tools & Resources (compile quality readings, videos, and training for all DCH staff and broader community).
President: Jasmine West
Tools & Resources Subcommittee:
Kristin Bolten Keys
Student Alumni Council
Provides insight and support in training center initiatives to engage our community and form meaningful connections. Three subcommittees include: Data & Feedback (adjusting student surveys, hosting focus groups), Social Connection (planning social events and opportunities to meet different people at DCH), and Community Engagement (planning volunteer days and opportunities to give back to the broader Dallas community).
President: Debbie McIlhany
Data & Feedback Subcommittee:
Social Connection Subcommittee:
Community Engagement Subcommittee:
Tonight at LIDE
Improv at 7pm. This is a stacked show, so you're going to want to be there. Current StuPer get in for free.
The 1995 Chicago Bulls
(Gayden Day (L1), Priya Dwarakanath (L2), Geline Spinks (L2), Kathy Storch (L5), Alex Moore (L6), Kristin Bolton-Keys (L6))
Free Improv Jam at 8pm. All levels of experience.
3036 Elm Street
Naming rights are still available for our new home on Elm Street! Deadline to purchase is June 15th.
Naming Rights on Elm Street
Do you want to make your mark on DCH's new home? By purchasing naming rights to spaces and items at the new 3036 Elm Street location, you will be supporting Dallas Comedy House’s mission of growing and fostering a creative community, and igniting a passion for the comedic arts in Dallas. If you're looking for another way to support the community, you can contribute to the DCH Scholarship fund.
There are five one-night workshops up for registration! All of these workshops have no pre-requisites, which means you can jump into any no matter your level of experience:
Term 3 Classes
A brand new term of classes start on Monday, May 13th! The deadline to register is TODAY by 11:59pm. Of course, if you're wanting to register for classes starting in June - you've got some time.
There are five new one-night workshops up for registration! If you are looking to punch up your writing, amp up your improv, or learn a bit about being a show production - there's something for you!
This Week's Pop-Up Shows
Tonight, Wednesday, May 8th at Life In Deep Ellum
Improv Triple Threat at 7pm
Photobomb, David & Terry, and Student Lotto (Clark Saul (L1), Cheryl Scramuzza (L1), Hannah Hudson (L2), Pasquale Montanaro (L3), Gefen Kusin-Kline (L4), Akash Gondalia (L5), Cameron Carter (L5), Libby Lewis (L6))
Improv Jam at 8pm
Free and open to any level of experience.
Friday, May 10th at Opening Bell Coffee
Bearded Buddies Karaoke at 8pm - Free!
Saturday, May 11th at Life In Deep Ellum
Showcases starting at 3pm - support DCH Students!
Improv Maestro at 9pm
Super fun show! Nurses and teachers get in for free with valid badge or ID.
Sunday, May 12th at RBC
Free Improv Class at 6:30pm
Bring your mom for some Mother's Day improv! Or just bring a friend! Or just bring yourself!
Stand-Up at 8pm
Mom-approved stand-up comedy with a stellar line-up!
Rafael Sanguily, Cash C. Mann, Wes Davis, Julia Sykora, Katy Evans, Magen King, Heather Ehrcke!
If you are a current student or performer, you get free admission to all pop-up shows!
Save 10% on Tuition
We extended the Last Wednesday of the Month Sale, but it ends tonight at 11:59pm! Save 10% when you sign up for the next term of classes! If you have any questions about classes, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naming Rights on Elm St.
Many of you have been asking about naming rights for our new space. Next week we will be rolling out ways that you can leave your literal mark on 3036 Elm Street.
If you follow us on social media, you may have seen the call to action to create some 30 second videos. We want to share your creations on DCH Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. So, be sure they're public when you post them and that you're using the hashtag, #DCHshortshorts. So, gather up your friends, turn on your camera phone, and make some comedy!
Our Term 2A classes will have their student showcases on Saturday, May 11th at Life In Deep Ellum! Shows will start at 3pm and go all day until we close it out with a super fun Improv Maestro at 9pm!
We're going to have a limited bar (similar to the setup we had at the 2018 Holiday Party) and it is going to be tons of fun!
Please mark the date on the calendar, buy tickets to showcases (if you're a current StuPer, you can watch for free), and show your DCH support! Let's make this an incredible day filled with fun and laughter!
Last Wednesday of the Month
First, we want to say thank you for your patience while we wait for our new home at 3036 Elm St. We will have classes up for the next term very soon. Once the classes are posted, we will extend the 10% off tuition sale (usually on the Last Wednesday of the Month) for one week from the day they are posted.
This Week's Pop-Up Shows
DCH Pub Crawl
This Saturday, April 20th, we're hitting the streets of Deep Ellum for a DCH Pub Crawl:
Note: If you're using ride share to attend the Pub Crawl or any event in Deep Ellum, be aware of the new pick-up and drop-off spots shown in the map below:
Upcoming Pop-Up Shows!
First, let's give a huge thank you to everyone who attended last week's first pop-up improv show at Life In Deep Ellum followed by the first improv jam! Let's also thank everyone who attended Pipeline at ReCreation Dallas! There's more DCH fun coming up:
Parking at LIDE
If you've got class or if you're attending a show at Life In Deep Ellum, be sure to park in a parking spots. There are some lines that confuse the issue, but if you think you might be blocking in a car - avoid the spot. Thank you to Doug Carvell for drawing out a little guide to the LIDE parking lot.
Pop-Up Programming Begins this Week!
Every other Wednesday in April and May (starting tonight!), we'll be hosting an improv show and improv jam at Life In Deep Ellum*!
The show starts at 7pm and it features Roller Ghoster, Release the Hounds, and the Student Lotto! The show is free with your StuPer ID. The jam starts at 8pm. As always the jam is free and open to all levels of experience. Find out about all of our pop-up programming on our show calendar!
This Sunday at 5pm is Pipeline! ReCreation Dallas is kindly opening their office doors to host this show! DCH will be bringing pizza, so be sure to RSVP on the Facebook events on the Performers or Training Center pages.
Can't wait to see you all at the show and jam tonight!
Last Wednesday of the Month Tuition Sale
Sign up for class today and save 10% on class tuition. The sale ends at midnight.
The 10th Annual Dallas Comedy Festival is here! Follow the tie-dyed action at @dallascomfest on Instagram and Twitter.
P.S. There are some new jell-o shot flavors this year and they are tasty!!
The last few weeks you've been hearing about #goodbye3025, you've been posting about your last shows, you've been reading nice blog posts about it, and it is finally here.
The 10th Annual Dallas Comedy Festival
The festival kicks off on Tuesday with a jello shot tasting with a reveal of this year's new flavor! There are shows and the last improv jam and open mic at 3025 Main Street.
There are tickets on sale and some still available, but they will sell out! So, get yourself ready for the week!
We're into the final stretch on Main Street...
There is this week and next week left of regular shows at 3025 Main Street. That's it. Can you believe it??There are only two more chances to see the mainstage sketch revue, Fake It Til You Break It! Tuesday is the last jam and open mic at this location before DCF!
Post your memories of Main Street and pictures of your last shows using #goodbye3025.
Read the Town Hall recap filled with information about the move, upcoming auditions, and so much more!
Load up on DCH swag at discounted prices during Merch Madness!
There are spots available for Comedy Counseling at Main Street. Sign up toa DCH staff member or Artistic Committee Department head about your comedy goals.
Dallas Comedy Festival
#2019DCF is almost here!! Remember that your DCH StuPer IDs will not get you into festival shows or events. If you are a DCF volunteer or performer, you can get into shows that are not sold out.
There are a few spots left in the incredible DCF workshops! There are amazing panels with really cool people from the entertainment industry! There are parties, happy hours, jell-o shots, live podcasts, and so, so many great shows!! Buy your badge. Buy your tickets. Get yourself ready.
Saturday, March 30th is the final night of the festival and it is the final night of shows at DCH. Trust me, you're gonna want to be there.
Backstage at DCH
A landing page for all things Dallas Comedy House for students/performers/alums of DCH.