Hosting & Crowdwork

Teacher: Paul Salamone

A basic TWO-DAY WORKSHOP introduction to anyone looking to host their own show or interact more with their audiences. Learn the basic principles of good hosting and crowd work, building a “hosting set”, strategies for involving the crowd in your act, as well as a slew of fun exercises for practising your skills after the class. We’ll also run you through the “Simulator”, a hilarious reenactment of live show situations, and get real in-person mic and lighting training from an actual Tech Guy. All of this taught in the setting of the wonderful Mad Monkey Room, one of the most exciting up-and-coming venues for live comedy in Berlin!

NOTE: Class will be two sessions on two consecutive Sundays -- it is important that you attend BOTH sessionsAlso, discounts on tuition costs considered on a case-by-case basis. We really want to support the Continental European comedy circuit, talk to Paul and we'll figure something out :)


“Paul is a great teacher. I was suprised to see how well he understood each person’s comedic style. In that sense he encouraged me to do crowd work my own way. During his course I learnt to act more spontaneous in my act and lose the fear when talking to an audience member.”
—Erika Ratcliffe

“His class gave me self-esteem onstage… and I now get paid to host as well!”
— Stefan Danziger

“I highly recommend this!”
— Ben Schmid

“The workshop was a great chance to learn from Berlin's king of crowdwork. The format was supportive and very interactive, with Paul sharing lots of real-life stories about how he handled tricky audience situations. Great value for money!”
— Ben MacLean

“This workshop did a great job teaching me how to think quickly and to observe the audience. We got great tools for practicing crowdwork within the group and even alone at home. I really liked his attitude that you do not have to be a ‘people person’ to be a good host, and how he supported all the different personal styles of the participating comedians. Absolutely recommended!”
—Dorothee Fesel

Class Times
  • August 12, 2018 12:00 to 18:00
  • August 19, 2018 12:00 to 18:00
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