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Stand Up and Work It

You could file this one under "For Fans of Toastmasters, Full-Blown Anxiety, Uncomfortable Childhood Stories, and Long Awkward Pauses," but as truly terrifying as it may initially sound, it's no surprise it takes boatloads of courage and general badassery to enroll in a comedy workshop. If you've always wanted to try your hand at the art of professional joke-telling but have never gone through with it, Sunday offers a chance, as Miami-based comedian Fasil Malik presents Comedy Shack Stand-Up Workshop at Milky Café in Sunrise. Malik says he started doing workshops after recognizing a demand from people who want to learn how to be funny. "You do not have to be a funny person nor do you have to have any particular reason for learning standup comedy other than that is something you wish to do," Malik explains. The two-hour workshop starts with teachings, advice, and question-and-answer time, covering everything from comedic timing to actually booking gigs, while the second hour consists of three to five minutes of stage time for attendees and evaluations for those who want to take their routine to the next level. Milky Café is located at 4579 N. Pine Island Road in Sunrise. The theme for the workshop is the element of surprise. Admission is $5, and everyone who attends is expected to buy a little something off of the menu. Call 954-533-5325, or visit
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
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