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Asheville School of Comedy for Young Comedians is excited to announce class offerings!

Classes for ages 11 – 15

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Real comedy doesn’t just make people laugh and think, but makes them laugh and change. 

-Sam Kinison

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Join us for a humorous camp!

Our week-long camp classes, limited to 18 kids, include stand-up, sketch comedy and improv.

Campers will learn what:

  • Makes You More Creative
  • Helps You Become a Team Player
  • Helps You Make Big Choices
  • Brings Out Your Playful Side
  • Makes You Think Quickly on Your Feet
  • Helps You to Become a Better Listener
  • Increases Your Self-confidence
  • Develops Your Leadership Skills
  • Helps You to Practice Writing
  • Through Joke Creation Increases Verbal and Non-verbal Communication

Why teach comedy to middle schoolers? Check out our interviews below!


After-school classes, evening classes… and classes for ADULTS too!

We’ll also be adding Clowning, Commedia Dell’Arte and Comedy Writing!


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The mission of the Asheville School of Comedy is to provide children and adults with a professional learning experience in comedy. Our goal is to teach to the beginning student who is looking for a fun class to add to their comedy tool belt. We also take pride in working with students that plan to pursue comedy as a career path.

The exciting field of comedy offers many opportunities to express your talents. A sampling of comedy related careers: Stand-up comic, writing for TV, Sketch TV shows, Commercial actor, Voice-over performer, Warm-up for TV shows, Radio comedy, Radio talk show host, Cruise ship entertainer, Corporate humorist, Podcast personality, TV sitcoms, Screenwriting and directing, Animation writing, Internet work and Speech writing to name a few.

Meet your teachers

Tim Arem Asheville

Tim Arem

Founder, Chief Humor Officer

Mr. Arem has been a visual performing artist and teacher for 40 plus years. He has performed worldwide. His acting credits include; movies, TV, commercials and videos. He launched School of Comedy in 2020 in Brevard, NC. Locally, he has performed at the Orange Peel, ACT, Belle Chere
and the LEAF Festival.

Jon Monastero

Mr. Monastero performed as the lead clown in the Cirque du Soleil international touring show, TOTEM (2014-2020) including over 2,000 performances worldwide.

Joe Montasero

I really try to have fun. I don’t have fun, you won’t have fun. That’s my gift: to relieve people from a little of the pain and comfort in their lives by allowing my comedy to distract them. A good laugh is almost as good as any doctor visit.

-Louie Anderson

Asheville kid's camp

JUNE 20-24, 2022

Price for one week, including materials


Boys and Girls, 11 - 15 years

9:00 TO 1:00 P.M

Email to request registration forms and payment link.

Hurry! Limited to 18 spots.


Classes are held at the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater, located at:


(click for directions)

You’ll pick up and drop off campers in front of the theatre.

Contact Tim at and let him know what class you’re interested in.

We’ll send along registration forms and a personalized payment link via PayPal.

Registration fees cover all materials.

But Campers should bring a snack, bag lunch and a water bottle.

Campers will each get a tshirt too!

There will be a final performance for family and friends on the last day of class. Time to be determined.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

-Charlie Chaplin

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Get in touch with Tim at: