A class on Standup Comedy taught through videos, PDFs, relevant assignments, all available on demand.
Get tips and tricks on Standup Comedy, as well as insights and learnings from his journey.
Do well in this class and you stand a chance to get a shoutout from this Xpert himself!
Meet Zakir. In this section he tells you about himself and his journey, what inspires him and what drove him to pursue comedy.
Learn how a joke works, and how the ability to make people laugh is an art in itself.
Your comic persona is your brand, and that is what people will remember and relate to. Learn how to develop a comedic style that represents you and which the audience will enjoy.
Every comedian gets their inspiration for their material from different places. Zakir analyses the different sources from where you can create and build your content.
This is the fun part. Learn how to write and structure your jokes so that they follow a coherent sequence. There are countless ways to get your audience to laugh. Learn some of the tricks as well as the importance of a punchline.
No matter how funny your jokes are, it all comes down to how you present them to your audience. Learn some important tips and tricks about pace, voice intonation, dramatic pauses and acting so you can make your audience ROFL!
Your opening lines and your closing lines are the ones that will leave the maximum impact on your audience. In this section Zakir shall tell you how to leave a lasting impression on your audience long after you’ve exited the stage.
Even the best comedians have faced the ugly side of an audience. Learn how to handle hecklers and control a rowdy audience without compromising your self-respect (and winning theirs!).
Zakir shares his own lessons and advice on how to be successful in the field of comedy, and the importance of not getting discouraged by bad reviews and rivalry.
Learn it all from the Sakht Launda! Zakir Khan rose to popularity after winning Comedy Central’s India’s Best Standup Comedian in 2012. He has also been part of On Air with AIB, and has co-hosted the 5th Annual Golden Kela Awards, alongside Vir Das and Papa CJ. Zakir Khan also plays the sitar.
When I saw his outstanding performance on YouTube.
The I moment I saw his outstanding stand up comedy on YouTube.
As soon as saw his online series "haq se single"
After watching his video "when I met a Delhi girl"
I became his fan by his inspiring words....al though i am not just his fan...but a genuine follower...😊😊
When my friends told me about the way he speaks on difeerent topics
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The start of these any class on Xpert is dependent on the approval and availability of the Xpert. In our effort to influence the celebrity, we run a petition to determine the demand for his/her class. Once the threshold of sign ups is reached, a celebrity gets the green light to make their Xpert class. Of course, this will not happen overnight as it takes time to develop, film, and edit the high quality courses we offer. When the classes go live, those who signed up are notified and begin their learning journey.
Classes at Xpert are an immersive online experience. The syllabus for any class on Xpert is decided by the instructor. Each class includes pre-recorded video content, a class workbook with documents supporting the video class, assignments as well as some activities that you may or may not take on. The videos are viewable at any time and may be paused, fast forwarded, rewound or re watched as many times as you would like. Students may also utilize our blog for class discussions to share their thoughts, upload their performances and provide feedback on others' work.
Each class would be a total of 2 - 5+ hours of video content, which will be split up into individual video lessons according to narrower topics in the class. In addition to the lesson videos, each course has a downloadable PDF workbook that you can use to supplement the videos and a student group that you can use to exchange feedback and discuss the lessons.
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It all started with a dream. A dream to learn acting from Bollywood superstar, Kangana Ranaut. A dream of an ambitious Indian millennial, Aarti Kumar. Aarti was a makeup artist by profession, but an aspiring actress by passion. What we saw in Aarti is common across all our youth today. A passion and fire to succeed, but frustration at the lack of guidance. So we thought what if Aarti could learn acting from Kangana? What if we ALL could learn from the best for FREE ? So we built Xpert & took it upon ourselves to do the impossible. To turn celebrities to teachers and fans to students. Through Xpert, anyone can request/ support an online class from any celebrity. Once a class receives significant support we move towards producing it and making it available to all for FREE.