This is such a fun assignment! Students are sometimes reluctant to do this, but when they see how easily I break this down and how hilarious are the results, they are all in! Seriously, students in my drama class have had some of their best moments of all doing stand-up. This easy-to-use handout breaks down the steps for you, the teacher (with a page of directions and possible youtube comics to watch), as well as the students. A clear rubric makes grading a snap! Obviously, effort counts more than anything here! This is so much fun early in the term, allowing us to get to know each other better, or later on, when we do!
I highly recommend this project!