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Comedy Bootcamp

March 16 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Eastern

Art Form

Stand-Up Comedy


Hampton Roads

Program Type


Learn the basics of standup comedy in this six-week class taught by professional comics. The class ends with a graduation show where you’ll deliver a five-minute comedy set to a public audience. Our 600+ graduates have gone on to perform on some of the world’s biggest stages, including Warner Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club, and The White House.

This six-week class will meet on Saturdays: March 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Skip March 30). Each session is 3 hours. This class has a graduation show on Sunday, May 5, where participants will perform for an audience of friends, family, and the community.

About the Instructors

Sherri Priester is a Navy wife who has performed in clubs throughout the Southeast & has appeared on Coast Comedy Live, CBS, and UBSN on Roku. Since 2019, she has performed with comedians Lindsay Glazer, Helen Keaney, Tracey Locke, Cederick Middlebrooks, Jason Moliterno, Mat Alano-Martin, Chris Harvey, Quicy Carr, Tanya Lee Davis and Shelly Belly and more. Her unique take on parenting, marriage, the military, friendship and aging will make any audience laugh.

A native of Hampton, Virginia; Fred McKinnon a.k.a “Team Fred” is a disabled army veteran who gets his comedic wit from his late grandfather who would always be the highlight at all family events. Team Fred carried this legacy to high school where he was voted most WIT his senior year and the accolades didn’t stop there. As an engineer major at North Carolina A&T State University he was able to make nerds laugh all the time and it just continued into his professional career as an Army Officer in the military. His soldiers would love the impromptu style that he used during their long runs in the morning as well as their times training in the field. Team Fred didn’t capitalize on this hidden talent until February 2013 when he was “dared” by a co-worker to participate in a local open mic night where he went and was an instant hit. Team Fred puts on comedy events at various Military installations giving soldiers, veterans and civilians the best medicine, LAUGHTER.

740 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451 United States