ASAP Comedy Bootcamp Application
Comedy Bootcamp is the first-ever stand up comedy class for veterans, service members, and military family members. Led by professional comics, the seven-week course develops the comedy writing and performing skills of participants through hands-on instruction and group feedback. Comedy Bootcamp culminates with a graduation show at a local comedy club, with each participant delivering a five minute set to a public audience. Upon graduating from the course, alumni have the opportunity to continue practice and perform through our Veteran Open Mics, partner performance, workshops, and Alumni Mentor Program.

To be considered as a participant in ASAP's Comedy Bootcamp program, please fill out this survey to the best of your ability. Due to the high volume of applications that ASAP receives, we are not able to grant admission to all applicants the first time they apply. Please use this application to tell us about yourself and your interest in the Comedy Bootcamp course. This is your opportunity to demonstrate why you want to be involved in this program. Learning about your interests, passion, and background will help us put together a class with an array of perspectives and backgrounds.

Finally, please note that, throughout 2018 and 2019, ASAP is conducting a Program Impact Evaluation (PIE) with Dr. Tom Ford of Western Carolina University and Dr. Janelle Junkin of unlock Ngenuity, LLC. ASAP is currently recruiting participants for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 classes. Fall 2018 Participants will complete a 30 minute survey before classes begin, a post-class survey two weeks after classes conclude, follow up surveys again at three months and six months, and at least one interview or focus group. Participants waitlisted for 2019 will be asked to participate in a pre- and post-survey in Fall 2018. Completion of each survey automatically enters participants into a drawing for a gift card. Participation in the PIE is voluntary, and your willingness to participate will not affect your admission into the program. If you have any questions about the PIE, please feel free to contact ASAP staff at Thank you for your interest!
What is your full name? *
At what email address can you best be reached? *
At what phone number can you best be reached? *
Where do you reside (city/state)? *
With which gender do you identify? *
How would you describe yourself? *
What is your age? *
Please note that individuals under the age of 18 are not eligible to enroll in ASAP classes at this time.
When did you serve in the military? *
Please check the boxes for all of the eras/wars in which you served.
For which branch did you serve, or do you currently serve? *
If you are not a veteran or service member, how are you related to a veteran or service member? *
Are you a combat veteran? *
Combat veteran defined as serving in a combat zone in a military capacity.
Do you have any physical or mental health related challenges of which you would like us to be aware/could affect your participation in this class? If so, please explain.
In general, what are you hoping to accomplish through the Comedy Bootcamp? What skills are you hoping to develop? *
Please do not exceed 250 words in your response.
In one or two paragraphs, please tell us why you are interested in participating in Comedy Bootcamp? *
Please do not exceed 250 words in your response.
Within the last two to three years, how many times have you performed stand-up comedy? *
The Comedy Bootcamp class is specifically designed for people with little to no stand-up comedy experience.
Do you have any past experience in any other areas of the performing arts? If so, please explain; if not, no worries! *
Are you planning to enroll in any other arts program(s) this fall? Your answer will not affect your eligibility or admissions decision. *
How did you learn of this Comedy Bootcamp program? Please explain with as much detail and specificity as possible. *
Options include, but are not limited to: ASAP's social media, an organization referral, a personal referral, the VA, a military base, etc.
If accepted into Comedy Bootcamp, would you be willing to participate in ASAP's Program Impact Evaluation? *
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