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Judith Shelton stand-up comedy teacher
Students in Judith Shelton‘s class are expected to do comedy in front of their peers at every meeting to help them get over their insecurities, but also to discover what works for them. They also do a real set in front of a live audience at a comedy club as part of the class. (Photo/Courtesy of Judith Shelton)

Stand-up comedy lecturer reassures students that failure is part of the routine

As both a comedian and a teacher, Judith Shelton encourages her students at the USC School of Dramatic Arts to take risks and celebrate their imperfections.