VFW Post #183
172 Washington St.
Warwick, Rhode Island

Monday Evenings

Call (401) 639-7726 for our latest schedule.

About the $200 Comedy Course

The $200 Comedy Course is a fun, intensive, six week course taught by 3 comedians with a combined 100 years in the business. Learn how to write your own jokes,  establish stage presence, learn the ins and outs of the comedy business and then graduate on stage in front of a live audience with your original comedy act.


john-coleen joe

Your Instructors

John Perrotta

This retired ACI  Correctional Officer has also been in the business of  making people laugh for the past 27 years. Dubbed “The Italian Don Rickles”, John started his own company, (John Perrotta’s Comedy Factory) and is the first booker new comedians meet when first starting out. John has been giving breaks to new comedians his entire career. Known for his hilarious comedy dinner shows, this crowd pleasing comedian has also worked at the Friars Club in NYC and opened for national comedy sensation, Bill Burr, who he booked when Burr started out.

Coleen Galvin

Coleen Galvin has been performing on stage for 30 years and is known for her appearances on Comedy Central. Coleen’s exemplary teaching style and unique classroom demeanor will have you writing your comedy act in no time at all. Coleen is a brilliant writer and gifted performer.

Rockin’ Joe Hebert

With over 30 years of stage experience, Comedian, Rockin’ Joe Hebert brings his comedy knowledge to the $200 Comedy Course. Joe was a producer and head writer for two legendary morning radio shows at 92 PRO-FM and B-101FM. from 1992-2000. Joe’s unique act, (a mix of stand up comedy and guitar), is well known throughout New England. Joe is also the founder and Roastmaster General of the RI Comedy Hall of Fame.