• stand up course

stand up comedy course

Both real-life and online versions available.

Have some fun learning how to write and perform stand-up comedy!

Includes a show at the end of the course (on the real-life version of the course) where you get to perform stand-up live on stage for the first time ever!

Complete beginners are welcome. No previous experience in stand up, writing or comedy are needed to do this course.

Our stand up comedy course is about giving you the skills to produce great work over the long-term. You’ll be equipped with the techniques and philosophies required to be more creative and fully express yourself!

We aim to help you express what is uniquely funny about you. We will instill in you a passion for comedy and the confidence to perform your own material.

We provide a playful and supportive environment for our students to perform a short set every week. This is a practical and collaborative course where you learn by doing comedy exercises every week and finding out what is uniquely funny about you.

You will learn how to write hilarious material, and how to perform it with charisma and skill. By the end of the course you’ll have an awesome 5 minute stand up set ready to go!

Our coaches are working professional performers. They have been there and done it, so they know all about the journey from beginner to professional. They have unique insight into what it takes, and what has helped them make the jump.

PLUS you get to join our vibrant community of previous stand-up students, regularly performing at our stand-up night at our club!

next available dates

Real-Life Dates:

Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 7th June 2021 with Fran Bushe, plus show on Wednesday 28th July 2021. BOOK NOW

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 8th June 2021 with Nick Hall, plus show on Thursday 29th July 2021. BOOK NOW

Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 20th September 2021 with Fran Bushe, plus show on Wednesday 17th November 2021. BOOK NOW

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 21st September 2021 with Nick Hall, plus show on Thursday 18th November 2021. BOOK NOW

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £240. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £100 followed by the remaining £140 once the course starts.

Venue: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.

Tube: Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Street.

Online Dates:

Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 13th April 2021 with Nick Hall: BOOK

Every Wednesday for 6 weeks from Wednesday 17th February 2021 with Nick Hall: SOLD OUT

Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 12th April 2021 with Fran Bushe: SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £170. Reduced to £155 for NHS workers or if your income has been greatly reduced by lockdown.

Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.

Stand Up for Women:

A brand new version of our online stand up course for women only.

Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 13th April 2021 with Fran Bushe: BOOK

Every Monday for 6 weeks from Monday 22nd February 2021 with Fran Bushe: SOLD OUT

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm each week.

Price: £170. Reduced to £155 for NHS workers or if your income has been greatly reduced by lockdown.

Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.

fran bushe

Fran Bushe is an award-winning comedian, writer and performer.

She has had sold-out runs at Soho Theatre, The Roundhouse and she has been a resident artist at Pleasance Theatre, Arts Depot and Theatre Deli.

An adaptation of Fran’s solo show Ad Libido has just been released by Channel 4 as a Comedy Blap.

Fran’s multi-award winning comedy play Ad Libido had a highly successful run at VAULT Festival (‘Highly Commended’ award winner, ★★★★ The Stage), Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh (Sold Out run, ★★★★ The Guardian, one of the Guardian’s top shows to see at the Edinburgh Fringe) and Soho Theatre, London in 2019.

Fran is a writer for Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show Laughing at Salad and her play Alive Day is published in 20 Short Plays with Big Roles for Women (Routledge Books). She has written features for The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Metro and been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

★★★★ “Relentlessly hilarious” The Stage

★★★★ “Smart and audacious” The Guardian

★★★★★ Londontheatre1

★★★★★ Arthur’s Seat

★★★★★ Fringe Review

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ Upper Circle Theatre

Performer of the Year – Sexual Freedom Awards 2019

The Guardian’s ‘Best Shows of the Fringe 2018

nick hall

Nick Hall is a stand-up, improviser and writer. He has written and performed for BBC2, BBC3, and BBC Radio 4.

Nick has taken six solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as performing at the Brighton Fringe, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre, Princes Trust, and Bloomsbury Theatre.

Nick started his comedy career by beating the Gong at The Comedy Store, beating the Blackout at Up the Creek, and winning the New Act Night at the Comedy Café. He has now performed over 500 gigs across the UK and Europe.

Nick comperes a variety of live events, including cult movie night Hot Tub Cinema and hit football show Comedy Commentary. He also performs with The Committee, one of London’s hottest improvised comedy groups, and has appeared on Sky News, The Times Red Box podcast and written articles for The Independent.

“Crackingly original” ★★★★ The List

“Side splittingly funny” ★★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Mad cap energy” ★★★★★ British Comedy Guide

“One not to miss” ★★★★ The Skinny

“Genuinely hilarious” ★★★★ Fringe Review

topics

  • Introduction to stand up comedy.
  • Creative techniques to generate material.
  • Joke structure.
  • Writing techniques.
  • Emotions.
  • Pulling from truth.
  • Observational comedy.
  • Persona.
  • Character.
  • Writing collaboratively.
  • Creating a comedy peer group of like minded friends.
  • Performance skills.
  • Final show preparation.

 

Most of all getting up every week and actually doing it!

faqs

We have kept class sizes low to ensure 2 metre distancing can stay in place. We have also redesigned games to make sure physically-distanced comedy is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead.

>> Safety in classes

>> Full booking flexibility

>> Improv and comedy are more fun than ever!

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