Comedy Classes

The StarDome has partnered with famed Positively Funny Improv and their PFI Comedy Institute to bring comedy classes to our venue.  PFI Comedy Institute is the only in-depth comedy training facility in Birmingham with professionally developed curriculum.  We offer classes in:

  • Improvisation,
  • Sketch Comedy Writing,
  • Stand-Up Comedy and
  • Digital Comedy Shorts.

Basically, if it is about comedy - Positively Funny teaches it.  And now, you can take classes right here in the newly renovated StarDome.

The backgrounds of the instructors  range from the famed Second City in Chicago to SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando and even some home-grown talent from here in Birmingham.  When you choose to learn at the PFI Comedy Institute, you are getting the best from several comedy worlds.  Our curriculum is developed by tenured professionals in the industry and is delivered in an environment that is safe and nurturing.  We offer classes year-round for both adults and teens, as well as specialized summer camps for youth and teens.  We also offer classes that integrate special needs students with our traditional students.

We offer traditional 8-week class terms with each class 2-hours in length.  We also offer more intense classes for certain classes that are 4 sessions for 4 hours each.  Our intense classes are usually offered on weekends.  We also offer "distance learning" opportunities for our writing and stand-up classes.

Our students turn to The StarDome and the PFI Comedy Institute to amp up their funny.  The StarDome is known as a star-maker and now with in-house classes, we can help you reach the level you are aiming for. 

Learn more about Positively Funny Improv and the PFI Comedy Institute.

 Learn more about our Summer Comedy Camp - July 24-28, 2017




Starts MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 at 6:30pm at The StarDome.  8 class-session, 2 hours in length. Tuition is $195 with 6-months no interest, no payment option available.

This introductory class teaches the basic fundamentals of Improvsation.  Students will focus on the basics that include, agreement through the power of "yes, and..."; living in the moment through focused listening; how to step outside of the box and embrace the creative side; how to lose the internal-editor to free up creativity and other basic level premises.

 No previous experience or prerequisites required.  You can register by clicking HERE.


Have the itch to try Stand-Up Comedy?  Why not learn from the premier comedy club in America - The StarDome.  In partnership with the famed Positively Funny Inc., we now offer multiple levels of Stand-up Comedy Classes.  Learn to write a joke, how to create a bit for on stage and perform in an upcoming StarDome Comedy Showcase.  Learn more by clicking HERE.



Starts SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2017 at 9:00 am at The StarDome.  4 sessions, meeting every other Saturday morning. Tuition is $195 with 6-months no interest, no payment option available.

The Level 101 Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy class focuses on giving students a broad understanding of the flavors of stand-up comedy, joke structure and the process needed to properly brainstorm and organize material for joke development. This is a writing-intensive class and meets every other week to allow time for material development.  You can register by clicking HERE.

 Prerequisite: No experience needed.


New classes are scheduled all the time.  You can waitlist and be notified the next time classes are offered.

You can waitlist for the next upcoming class by Clicking Here.












Comedy Showcase Open Mic

The StarDome has the premier open mic in the Southeast.

We are Star makers. If you take stand-up comedy serious, then join our Comedy Showcase.

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Comedy Classes!

  • Improvisation Comedy
  • Stand-Up Comedy
  • Sketch Comedy Writing
  • Digital Comedy Video Shorts

The StarDome now offers professional comedy classes. As always, please call (205) 444-0008 for more information....

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