For individuals living in Arizona, we have DEE ANN KINKADE teaching in person at the club.

For those that do not live in Arizona, we have BARRY NEAL teaching through ZOOM technology.




(Offering Classes in Arizona in person at the Club in Gilbert, AZ)


As the longest running stand-up comedy instructor in the Valley, Dee Ann Kinkade brings over 22 years of teaching experience to JP’s Comedy Club. She taught at The Comedy Spot Comedy Club in Scottsdale for 11 years and at the college level at Scottsdale Community College for 10 years as well as at Stir Crazy Comedy Club in Glendale. She is an accomplished screenwriter, author and award-winning writer/producer for Maricopa Colleges Television.


When you take class with Dee Ann you will learn the tricks and secrets of the art of stand-up comedy like how to create word pictures that make people laugh, how to do impressions, how to use props so they surprise and delight your audience, why comedic timing can make or break your joke and much more.


Now you can benefit from her new mini-series of stand-up comedy workshops. 

Sign up today, class size is limited!

JP’s Comedy Club presents the All New Mini-Series of Stand-up Comedy workshops!

10 separate classes – each one providing up to 20 mins of stage time to workshop your comedy material, including feedback.


Buy one at $50/each or as many as you want or need.

Each week’s instruction will be tailored to fit the needs of those attending.


Comedy topics to choose from:

Basic joke structure, the art of editing, how to use props, heckle practice, crowd work practice, riffing at 5th level, how to create jingles, upwriting, how to create interesting characters, how to clean up dirty comedy and get paid mo’ money, joke repair workshop, the seven secrets of open mic, how to read the room, and practical topics like how to get booked!


1) Monday, January 9th. 7:00-9:30 PM 

2) Monday, January 16th. 7:00-9:30 PM

3) Monday, January 23rd. 7:00-9:30 PM 

4) Monday, January 30th. 7:00-9:30 PM 

5) Monday, February 6th. 7:00-9:30 PM

6) Monday, February 13th. 7:00-9:30 PM 

7) Monday, February 20th. 7:00-9:30 PM 

8) Monday, February 27th. 7:00-9:30 PM

9) Monday, March 6th. 7:00-9:30 PM 

10) Monday, March 13th. 7:00-9:30 PM 


Navigate to the HOME page for additional information and to register for any or all of the above classes with DEE ANN KINKADE.


Questions?  DEE ANN can be reached directly at 480-216-1365




(Offering Classes through ZOOM for those that do not live in Arizona)


Barry Neal is the owner of Entertainmentmax, Inc. which is one of the largest comedy booking companies in the country.  He is also a touring national headliner with over 20 TV appearances.  He teaches a stand up comedy class for students who want to take comedy seriously.   The class is about two main points:


  1. The business of stand up comedy.  So many comics are funny, but they don’t treat the business side seriously, and thus many bookers won’t work with them, and agents and managers simply don’t take them as clients.  As a booker and comedy manager, Barry can help navigate this for you.

  2. The writing of the material.  We work in a late night comedy format where everyone works on each other’s material.  Barry finds this helps with your own writing and can get you ready to be on a late night staff.  We trim the fat, punch up the jokes, add tags and callbacks.

The first class can be a free audit.  It runs on Wednesdays from 4-6 PST via zoom and is an 8 week course.


Please email and let Barry know if you are interested as the class is held to no more than 8 people. 


Info for Barry-

Barry Neal

President/Entertainmentmax, Inc.

Office (661) 269-1860