Like literally everyone else in the world, you love Steve Martin. Whether it’s been on stage, live from New York, or on the silver screen, this wild and crazy guy has been making people laugh for almost 5 decades. You, on the other hand, can’t tell a joke at dinner without your kid heckling you — until now. Martin will share his secrets to being one of the most beloved and influential comedians of all time. All you have to do is enroll in his online MasterClass and your days of getting pity laughs at the water cooler will be long behind you.
The classes will start this Spring and will include over 25 video lessons from Martin where he will share his wisdom regarding comedy and the business of being funny. As he explains in the video above, Martin will teach you all about his process, performing, writing, and editing, which he describes as “one of your most powerful tools.” The package also features an online workbook and “office hours,” where members of the class can get their work critiqued by the Jerk himself. No word on whether or not a banjo is included with enrollment.
If comedy isn’t your thing, MasterClass offers a plethora of other classes where you can learn an art form from a living legend, including an acting class taught by Kevin Spacey, a screenwriting class taught by Aaron Sorkin, and a cooking class taught by Gordon Ramsey. The classes cost $90, so you should probably only sign up if you are committed to the craft. And if you are looking for a cheaper way to understand the art of joke telling, you can always check out this in-depth analysis of a Louis CK joke. Either way, you are one step closer to convincing your wife that there’s more to your humor than groan-worthy puns.