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Have you ever thought of trying standup comedy? Now is your chance! Couch to Mic is a performance-based educational experience. Participants spend four weeks – in person, with other humans – writing, rehearsing and performing their own, original 5-ish minutes of comedy at the St. Lawrence Arts Center in Portland.

The program consists of four classes and one performance (featuring you) for $150. Classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 2, Sunday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 14. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.

Students will be coached and guided by Stephanie Lazenby in a supportive and fun environment, where each person can discover and amplify their own comedic voice, culminating in an exciting, live show. Couch to Mic is an opportunity to take moments from your life and transform them into an empowering comedy experience.

Stephanie S. Lazenby is a writer, performer and educator. She brings over twenty five years of experience to all of her creative endeavors. She was a member of Emerson Comedy Workshop, has been published locally and nationally and was co-host of TedX – Piscataqua. She is a juried Artist in Residence through the New Hampshire State Council of the Arts. In addition to hosting Couch to Mic, most recently, Stephanie premiered her solo original stage show Where Do I Begin? At New Hampshire Theatre Project.

St. Lawrence Arts is located at 76 Congress St., Portland. For more information, visit or call 207-775-5568.



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