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Tell A Captivating Story Like A Stand-Up Comedian!

  • The Commons on Champa 1245 Champa Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)
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How To Tell A Captivating Story Like A Stand-Up Comedian! 

  • Tuesday, October 16th

  • Hosted by The Commons on Champa

  • Doors Open 5:30 - Showtime @ 6pm

  • FREE!


About This Workshop

Learn to be a more engaging storyteller using proven techniques from your favorite comedians like John Mulaney, Tig Notaro and Dave Chappelle.

In this workshop, we’ll dive into the essential elements of telling a great story and how to avoid common pitfalls that make most stories fall flat. 

You’ll also practice crafting your own personal stories and receive actionable feedback on how to make your next presentation more memorable.



  • Storytelling framework to understand why stories work and how to improve yours

  • The importance of authenticity and vulnerability to tell better stories

  • Simple tactics to incorporate storytelling into your next presentation

  • Techniques to manage stage fright


Prereqs & Preparation

Be ready to tell a 1 to 2 minute, clean (PG-rated) personal story.


About Your Instructors

Tim Shisler Pitch Lab Storyteller

Tim Shisler:

Led by storytelling expert, Tim Shisler, Founder of Tim works with a number of accelerator programs including Techstars Boulder, Galvanize, Travelport Labs and Catalyze CU.

Tim's professional speaking experience includes TEDxBoulder, Ignite Boulder, General Assembly, Denver Startup Week, Society of American Travel Writers Global Convention and TBEX workshops.

Jay Mays Pitch Lab Improv

Jay Mays:

Jay is a 20-year sales veteran and stand-up comedy producer. From his underdog beginnings in dive bars to being awarded Best Comedy Venue in Miami, Jay has produced live comedy events for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Viacom, Soho House & Live Nation.

As co-founder of Pitch Lab, Jay combines the seemingly disparate worlds of sales and comedy to help professionals be more confident, engaging speakers.


What Past Attendees Are Saying About Pitch Lab:

“Who would have thought that stand-up comedy and pitching share so much in common? Pitch Lab delivers a slew of invaluable tips and tricks to improve your public speaking ability in a fun (and funny!) way."

– Kevin Cook, Amazon

“Pitch Lab was so awesome! Not sure if I learned or laughed more. We all know a great presenter when we see one, but I never analyzed what makes them great. While what you say is important, it's all of the other details of presenting that play a crucial role in turning a good speaker into a truly captivating presenter.”

– Ashley Brafford, Moore Communications Group

"The whole Pitch Lab concept allows you to not worry about the pitch topic and focus on getting better as a presenter. The insights from the comedian, improv expert and public speaking expert were very useful, and I had a lot of fun.”

– Patrick Murphy, Pandora

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