“Shannon Gettins is who I call first when I need new material. She’s not just a great writer and comic, but she has the ability to unleash the creative spirit in everyone around her and the capacity to quiet the critical voice in us all. She’s an amazing muse!”
America’s top female humorist
and author of “The Comedy Bible”
"Working with Shannon is phenomenal, because she laughs with you, and helps craft your material to get to the meat of the joke, and helps make your material land. She’s the bridge between your funny and your audience. She’s superb!"
~ Michael Goldstrom
Comedian, Writer, Actor – Comedy Central, NBC, HBO, Broadway.
"Shannon has the rare ability to discover the funny within any situation. Her style of coaching is so effortless that even after our first session, I had several pages of killer material. She is a master at the art of comedy and a great collaborator. Having worked with other coaches before, I can honestly say that Shannon is the best!"
~ Mirage Thrams
“Shannon, you’ve created a monster…! I had the time of my life on stage last night – the jokes you wrote for my master of ceremonies speech had all 800 people in the audience rolling in the aisles!
You were my first mentor ever. You did for me what I've been doing for others my entire life. I can’t wait to work with you again!”
- Leroy Hardy
Executive at Advanced Discovery Services
“Shannon really understood where I was coming from with my style of comedy and helped work my material to fit my persona. When it came time to get on stage, I used all the jokes we jammed on.... and I absolutely killed ‘em. I ended up taking 1st place vote for crowd favorite - Shannon kicks ass!”
~ Matt Jordan
"Shannon Gettins is a stand up comedy coach and mentor. She does not have a cookie-cutter approach to uncovering brilliant material for you to use in your routines; she helps you mine your life stories to see the humor where you didn't think humor existed. Go ahead, my friend, and take that leap into the world of stand up. Shannon will be there to support you as you decide how far you want to go!"
~ Tom Katsis
Standup Comic / Actor
"Not only does Shannon have an incredible way of understanding exactly what I am trying express, but she is a ton of fun to work with! She helps me find "the funny" in my ideas and shows me how to deliver it in a hilarious way. I know for a fact that I would not have been able to put together an act without her!"
~ Lauren Halperin
"Working with Shannon was a great experience. With Shannon's guidance, I was able to venture out, appear on stage doing stand up and now have moved my experience with her to another level. Professional Speaker. Thanks Shannon!"
~ Susie Butler
Mortgage Banker, Professional Motivational Speaker
"Shannon is a JOY to work with I could not ask for a better Comedy Coach for me. Shannon's creativity is off the charts! She always has her game face on ready to go."
~ Rob Antus
"Shannon is an outstanding comedy coach whose wit and comedic talent helped me fine tune my act and augment my punch lines to get even more laughs from my material. I will definitely set up more private comedy coaching with her the next time I have a major gig coming up or really any time I feel like my act just needs a little something more. A private coaching session with Shannon is great even in addition to the class because the individualized attention to the small details of my act made all the difference when I got onstage!"
~ Deanna Knudsen
"Shannon Gettins was an excellent emcee for our event, the Elite Meetings Alliance. Upon first meeting Shannon, I was impressed with her professionalism and enthusiasm about the event and within the first few minutes of our meeting, she had already made me laugh!
Shannon did an amazing job of monitoring the flow of the event. Not only was she able to easily keep order of the event and announce valuable information, she did it with her unique comedic style. She continually had something appropriate and funny to add to anything we needed her to communicate. I would recommend Shannon to anyone wishing to have a successful event!
Elite Meetings International, Inc.
"Shannon was Awesome and I have recommended her to my friend for a private event in NYC this January!! I would love to attend another event where Shannon is performing!! Well done Shannon!!!"
~ Roseann Aversa
Director of Sales
Taj Hotels USA
“Shannon is a comic of rare poise and grace. She’s willing to show us her personal fears and flaws and make us all universally laugh at the human condition. In short she's a comic for all.”
~ Rick Najera
writer: Mad TV and In Living Color as well as “Latinologues” on Broadway
"It's been two months since I was at Shannon Gettins show and I'm still laughing! She takes funny in exactly the right direction for her audience and we loved the ride. Shannon's comedy is real, relevant and rocking."
~ Beth Lamberson Warren
KSUT Public Radio, Durango, CO
"Shannon, thank you again for an AMAZING, memorable set of shows! People in town are still quoting jokes from your performances... You were hysterical! Thanks for coming out and cracking us up!! You are a true talent and we can't wait to have you back."
~ Danielle Paris
"Hi Shannon, I wanted to let you know how wonderful it was to have you here last Friday night! I would love to set up a date when you can come back to headline!"
~ Sophie Parrott
Henry Strater Theatre www.HenryStraterTheatre.com