This is an innovative play on stand-up comedy training for students. Students are given an allotted time (flexible to teachers' desires) to transform every day objects into new items. They then need to complete a 'pitch' of this item to potential customers. This idea was birthed out of my reading of Tony Wagner's "Creating Innovators." (I'm quoting that because it's a book and I can't underline in this text box. I have included a rubric, directions, and a student guide/outline. Tagline: mining for audacious ideas and turning them into realities. Can be adapted for any level.