AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University course is teaching stand-up comedy to help students with their public speaking.
Students are learning to write and tell jokes during the Comedy College course being taught at the Ames campus. They’re also learning to improve their sense of humor.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: Nearly 1,000 New Cases, 15 More Deaths Reported Ahead Of Expected Teen Vaccine Expansion
Gavin Jerome, a professional entertainer who is helping to teach the course, says humor has practical applications for any student in any major.READ MORE: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
He also says there are techniques and formulas to being funnier.
The course’s final test will have students performing a stand-up routine at a campus nightclub in early December.MORE NEWS: Derek Chauvin Conviction: Judge Says Prosecutors Proved Multiple Aggravated Sentencing Factors, Including Cruelty
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