About the Class
Price: $50 / 1-hour session
When: Sessions will be scheduled directly with your coach. All sessions will be conducted through videoconferencing.
Graduation Show: None
Prerequisite: Participants should have prior experience performing stand-up comedy. People seeking feedback on material or overall performance are strongly encouraged to provide video to their coach in advance of the coaching session.
Please Note: All classes are 18 and over. Once payment is made, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations. Coaching sessions will be held via videoconference, so participants must have a reliable Internet connection and a computer or device with with a webcam and microphone.
Spotlight: The stand-up instructors from the DC Improv Comedy School are now available for one-on-one online coaching. Whether you're pursuing standup as a career, a paid hobby or just for the fun of it, Chris Coccia and Rahmein Mostafavi have insight and advice that can help you out. Coaching sessions can cover feedback on new material; advice on shaping your act; tips on joke writing and other comedy basics; or information on how the business side of comedy works. Just let your coach know what you want. Each "ticket" you purchase is good for a one-hour coaching session, conducted via video conferencing, with the instructor you choose. Once you have made your purchase, your contact info will be sent to the coach, and they will schedule the session with you directly. (Please note that a session purchased for one coach is not transferrable to the other coach, and once a session is purchased there are no refunds.)
About the Instructor
Rahmein Mostafavi (official website) charms crowds with comic timing and charisma developed during a decade of live performance. He addresses social and political topics with a combination of satirical and observational comedy, leaving audiences with a greater sense of purpose, sex appeal and the occasional leg cramp.
Rahmein entered the stand-up world after working as a longtime cast member of “Shear Madness,” the acclaimed Kennedy Center improv/comedy whodunit. His natural joke writing ability, combined with his acting chops, have won him rave reviews in both the Washington area and around the country. He also produces events under the “Cool Cow Comedy” banner, bringing live comedy to venues in Maryland and Virginia.
Rahmein has shared the stage with some of the best comics in the nation, including Dave Attell, Jake Johannsen, Artie Lange, Bert Kreischer, Rich Vos, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Joe Matarese, Bob Marley, The Sklar Brothers, Jen Kirkman, Red Grant, Godfrey, Joe Torry, Kyle Kinane, Finesse Mitchell, and Maz Jobrani. He has been featured at the Laugh Your Asheville Off comedy festival, The Devil Cup, Red Clay, The Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Cape May Comedy Festival. Rahmein has been seen on FOX, heard regularly on Sirius XM, was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS, and was honored to be a speaker at the world famous TEDx Talks.
Born in Iran, Rahmein moved to the United States with his family at a very young age. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.