Summer .edu Sessions 2020

Beth Lapides Workshop


We’ve got three chances for you to plug in and upgrade your creative life this summer. Get funnier. Get your writing projects done. Get past writers block. Power through plateaus. Get to know your own voice. Figure out what projects are right for you right now.

There are two free hours which are both great introductions to Beth’s method.

You But Funnier
Tuesday July 30
More info and Register Here

8 Habits of Highly Creative People
Tuesday July 7
More info and Register Here 

The Beth Lapides Workshop

A virtual writer’s room. A rare chance to work with master teacher Beth Lapides on developing your funniest most unique comedic voice.

What would it take for you to break through to your next level of creativity? Do you need help getting unstuck, sorting through the myriad of projects and ideas or focusing, Beth Lapides has the tools, system, passion and experience it takes to help move you forward.

This class meets four Tuesday Nights. July 21, 28. August 4, 11. 5PM PST till 7PM PST. Class size limited to 10.

Each participant wil get a chance to present work and have Beth answer their concerns, questions and decisions. Individual assignments are given fo the next week. It’s a mixed level class. If you have questions about whether it’s right for you email

Beth is a master teacher and muse as well as a recognized leader and innovator in the comedy world. She’s a wrter, prodcuer, actor and host. She’s been featured on Comedy Central, CNN’s History of Comedy, on Sex & The City, NPR’s All Thing’s Considered, Politically Incorrect, O Magazine and many others.

She wrote about how and why she created UnCabaret as a cover story for the LA Weekly on the occassion of its 25th anniversary. She’s hosted and produced UnCabaret for over 25 years including as live and as a series on Amazon, a special for Comedy Central and a library on audible.

Beth is passionate about helping creatives get funnier, connect to their best stories, and figure out how to bring them to life. She helps comedians find their unique comedic perspective. Helps writers find the golden vein of their stories, and figuring out what to do with them in the marketplace. She is especially adept at helping creatives surf transitional periods in their creative lives.

Beth’s students have gone on to succeed in stand up careers, TV writing, screenwriting, publishing books, one person shows, teaching, web series, acting careers, producing and better lives. She’s helped thousands of people fulfill their dreams, find their life purpose while getting funnier and having more fun.

Beth’s taught both independently and at institutions such as UCLA Extension, Second City Chicago, Skirball Cultural Center, mediabistro, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Actors Comedy Studio and The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The workshop is perfect for anyone working on stand-up, storytelling, spoken word, content creation, memoir. Or anyone with the unexpressed creative urge. Yearning to know their story, to be funnier.

Some nice things people have said about UnCabaret:
“A triumph!” Variety
“Nothing’s Cooler!” Vanity Fair
“Liberating!” Entertainment Weekly
“Legendary! ” Los Angeles Magazine
“Seminal!” The New York Times
“Flat out hilarious, refreshingly positive!” Frontiers

Register here