Alan Carr took a course by one of our NLP trainers a few years ago; he stood up and announced that he wanted to be a comedian. Years later we all know he still wants this ambition! OK, cheap shot as he’s not here to answer. Yet whatever you think about him, he’s got to where he wanted to be – through NLP to comedy! Can learning how to do stand-up comedy change the way you think or improve your life? Taking a stand up comedy class used to mean learning how to write material, hold the microphone, or talk to the audience. Kyle Cease’s enthusiasm for neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), says there is a new school of thought on teaching stand-up comedy.