Shawn Wickens

Teaches at Bad Theater Fest / Bad Film Fest

*** Top Photography & Film Instructor *** Shawn Wickens is a comedian and filmmaker. He's worked for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Mr. Robot, USA Networks, Blue Man Group, Troma Films, Greenpeace, William Grant & Sons Distillers, The Paley Center, EY and more. 

With collaborator Starr Kendall he is co-founder of the ironically-titled Bad Film Fest and Bad Film Fest. He has toured the country with his original one-man show.
Official Selections: Charm City Comedy Festival, 2nd Best Fest, Rochester Fringe, Scranton Fringe, Providence Fringe, Louisville Fringe, Hartford Improv Festival, Buffalo Infringement Festival

Reviews of Shawn Wickens

(22 Reviews)
Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

2/17/2020
Nathan W.

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


We had a wonderful time in Shawn Wickens's stand-up comedy class. From the beginning, Shawn was warm and supportive, helping us think about comedy, writing, and storytelling, and gave us fun exercises to practice in front of the audience. This was a great use of our time, and a really fun way to practice stand-up, and just to get public speaking practice in general, in an intimate and warm environment.

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

2/17/2020
Laura F.

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


Shawn was a great teacher, and I felt great coming out of the class! Looking forward to doing some open mic nights now!

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

2/17/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Intro to Stand-Up Comedy

12/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Stand-Up Comedy


By the end of the class I could write jokes and perform at open mics. Thank you Shawn!!

NYC Improv Comedy Class

12/6/2019
Sasha K.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


I really enjoyed my time wish Shawn. Learned a very different and useful improv techniques.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

11/10/2019
Angela M.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Shawn was a very patient and informative teacher. This is a great class for learning the subtle techniques for comedy ... for social and professional purposes.

NYC Improv Comedy Class

11/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


I showed up but there was no access to get to the 2nd floor for the class. The elevator was working at every floor except the 2nd. I tried to get off at the 3rd floor and use the stairs to get to the 2nd but it was just an emergency exit. I even tried banging on that door but no response. I went back outside and buzzed the 2nd floor again but their was no response

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

7/27/2019
Izzy M.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Izzy M. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

NYC Improv Comedy Class

7/10/2019
Christine J.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


Shawn is an excellent teacher! I learned a lot and had so much fun! Thank you, Shawn!

NYC Improv Comedy Class

6/25/2019
Shaulo J.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


Shaulo J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

NYC Improv Comedy Class

6/20/2019
Simon V.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


Sean was great. We went as a team of 4 for some team building and he was really personable & welcoming. The class was fun and something totally different.

Joke Writing (and etc.) Practice Group

6/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Joke Writing (and etc.) Practice Group


Complete waste of time. I was the only on who showed up, so it was just me and the instructor in a coffee shop having a conversation about comedy. I traveled about an hour each way and paid for that? I thought it was going to be a class, but it was the same as meeting a friend for coffee. There were other things I could have done with that time.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

6/5/2019
Jakeem D.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Great time! One on one really helped

Creativity Coaching / Training (remote)

4/24/2019
Brad W.

Attended: Creativity Coaching / Training (remote)


Shawn is extremely intelligent and resourceful. He helped me greatly and was well worth the money.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

3/27/2019
Jesus R.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


The instructor was an excellent teacher. You surely learn a lot from him of how to improve your comedy and acting skills. The cost for the class is very reasonable.

NYC Improv Comedy Class

3/13/2019
Jesus R.

Attended: NYC Improv Comedy Class


It was a great class. Looking forward to take many more classes to improve my comedy performance.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

3/11/2019
Christine P.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Christine P. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

3/6/2019
Brad W.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


By far the best class I've taken in NYC yet. Shawn was able to answer every question I had, help me through my stuck points, and I left with a fresh sense of confidence about myself as a performer/ artist.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

1/25/2019
Kristen R.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Kristen R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

1/24/2019
Jon T.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


Jon T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class

12/28/2018
Jennyvi D.

Attended: NYC Stand-Up Comedy Class


It was great to do exercises, get tips on joke writing and get advice on delivery methods.

Documentary Film Production Intensive

6/27/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Documentary Film Production Intensive


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.