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About "FOR THE LOVE OF LAUGHTER" - Online Classic Film Comedy Course, with Nick Santa Maria

About "FOR THE LOVE OF LAUGHTER" - Online Classic Film Comedy Course, with Nick Santa Maria

For the Love of Laughter comedy course

Learn as you laugh, laugh as you learn on this specialist online classic comedy course 

This 15 lesson online course focuses on the great film comedians of yesteryear, from the silent film era through to the talkies and television.


Carefully developed and crafted from a lifetime of study and performance, For the Love of Laughter comedy course has been created to equip you with a broad, in-depth knowledge of classic comedy history.


Whether you're an aspiring comedian yourself, a classic film aficionado, a film or theatre student, or new to classic comedy and don't know where to start on your quest for more knowledge, join me from the comfort of your own home and learn from an established, trusted, leading authority in classic comedy. We'll explore the careers of Charlie Chaplin, Hal Roach, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, The Three Stooges, Abbott & Costello, The Marx Brothers and many more.


For the Love of Laughter comedy course also makes the perfect gift; if you are looking for an unusual and unique present, why not give the gift of laughter!

What you'll get:

3.5 hours of film comedy history

 Unparalleled knowledge gleaned from a lifetime of study & a leading industry expert

Film Clips and Photos

The ability to help animals: a percentage of your purchase fee will be donated in your name, to THE GENTLE BARN, a national charity which rescues abused and abandoned animals.


After your one time payment, you will be prompted to create an account where you will get INSTANT ACCESS to all 15 videos totalling over 3 1/2 hours of lessons!

Any questions about For the Love of Laughter comedy course? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Want to see a little more before you commit? Click here to watch my short talks on the influence classic comedy and comedians such as Chaplin and Keaton had on cartoons, and gain a revealing glimpse into the forgotten comedy team Wheeler & Woolsey.


Ready to LEARN & LAUGH?

Course Benefits


Flexible online classes

Classes to suit your schedule: choose when you want to study.

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No time restrictions - learn at your own pace.


UNLIMITED Content Access

Pay once, access as many times as you like.

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Tutor Support

Your questions answered and access to webinars.

About your Tutor

A native New Yorker, Nick Santa Maria grew up with an unexplainable affinity for vintage show business, and studied the people, films, television shows, and radio work from previous eras. He has written articles on the subject, film history book forewords, and has written two books, COMEDY CRAZY, 60 Essays About Vintage Comedy (awaiting publishing), and The Annotated Abbott and Costello (available in August via McFarland Publishing). He has also been performing himself for the past 45 years as a stand up comedian, a Broadway actor (GREASE!, and Mel Brooks' THE PRODUCERS), on film in HOLY MAN with Eddie Murphy, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster, and THE PRODUCERS. His TV appearances include THE GLADES, THE BUFFALO BILL SHOW, and JELLYBEAN JUNGLE, amongst others. He was also the original Genie in Disney's Aladdin, A Musical Spectacular. In fact, he has performed in every form of show business except Ballet and Circus. 


Nick now resides in Florida where he is one of a few go-to guys when it comes to vintage show business information. Nick also teaches courses in film/media history at Cal State Camarillo, and at UCLA. He is now in the process of presenting his programs in theatrical venues.

Need an interesting guest speaker?

For the Love of Laughter comedy course is also available in bespoke, condensed versions for a unique, effective and engaging presentation in schools, at events, conferences and film festivals.


See my Hire Me page for more information, or contact me to discuss your individual requirements. 

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No one has film comedy down better than Nick.

A course well devised to enlighten those interested in film history. Taught by someone who is not only an expert (he knows just about everything there is to know about classic film/ theater/radio) but Nick has also lived classic comedy, having performed it for too many decades to count. He has not only lived it, breathed it, performed it, but Nick Santa Maria is a pro in every sense of the word in re-creating to perfection the classics of a bygone age. 

—  Jamie B

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