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Summer Camp Week Four: The Art of the Roast with Bill Arrundale and Erik Tait (ages 18 and up)

  • ShadowboxLive's Backstage Bistro 503 S Front Street Columbus, OH (map)

Learn new skills, have more fun!

That's right, it's all the fun of summer camp, but for adults, and with minimal time commitment!

If you love watching Comedy Central roasts, are a fan of a great zinger, or just want to give your grandparents an extra special 60th anniversary, The Art of the Roast is the course for you.

In this class, students will learn the fine art of writing the perfect roast joke (which walks the line of both tribute and condemnation), as well as the skills, tips and tricks to apply to all forms of joke writing (whether you're roasting or not). The best roast jokes are crisp, full of heat and elicit a good mix of laughs and come learn how to put that devious mind of yours to work. It'll be just in time to celebrate your boss' big promotion*!


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Bill Arrundale is a nationally touring comedian and headliner who has appeared on MTV, and has been a featured writer for the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, and the up coming Bruce Willis roast. He knows the secret formula to roasting, like how to hit below the belt, cut deep and take no prisoners (all while making sure the guest of honor still feels, you know, honored). 

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Erik Tait has won awards for both standup comedy and magic throughout North America. He graduated with honors from the prestigious Humber College Comedy Writing and Performance program, which means Erik can academically prove why he is hilarious. Beyond that, Erik is the only magician in the world with a degree in funny. He has put academic theory into practice on some of the most prestigious stages in the world, including The Magic Castle, Second City Toronto, and the Hollywood Improv. His client list has some of the most recognizable brands in the country including Honda, Macy’s, and Bark Box. Erik has also been featured on Sirius/XM radio, and his debut standup album, Nerd is the New Black, is available on iTunes.

*we cannot be held responsible for how this turns out for you