Description: Specialties The Laughing Buddha Comedy School was founded by working stand up comic, Jeff Lawrence. The philosophy here is that it is very difficult to teach stand up comedy without stage time. Therefore Laughing Buddha Comedy incorporates significant stage time as part of the curriculum. They also offer specialty classes including marketing and promotion, bio and resume writing, crowd work and hosting, and breaking into the college market. All are taught by experts in their area. Private tutoring is also available as is video conferencing for those out of town. In addition, Laughing Buddha Comedy is NYC's leading producer of industry shows, open mics, and events. Comics have the opportunity to perform in front of club owners, bookers, casting directors, and talent agents from some of the largest and most reputable companies in entertainment. These shows have resulted in comics being booked for commercials, road work, paid gigs, and agencies.