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stand up comedy course

Real-life, online and on-demand video training 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!

This course is designed for people of all backgrounds. 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 stand-up students and the opportunity to perform at our stand-up club night!

next available dates

Liverpool Street:

Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 20th September 2021 with Fran Bushe, plus show on Wednesday 17th November 2021. (2 places left) BOOK

Every Monday for 8 weeks from Monday 17th January 2022 with Fran Bushe, plus show on Monday 14th March 2022. BOOK

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 18th January 2022 with Nick Hall, plus show on Tuesday 15th March 2022. BOOK

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

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.

King’s Cross:

Every Thursday for 8 weeks from Thursday 30th September 2021 with Fran Bushe, plus show on Monday 22nd November 2021. SOLD OUT

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: KCBC, Vernon Square, King’s Cross, London, WC1X 9EW.

Tube: King’s Cross.

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
  • Pulling comedy from truth
  • Exploring your point of view
  • Getting to the heart of the funny
  • The art of storytelling
  • Making fresh observations
  • Discovering your comic persona
  • Joke writing techniques
  • Polishing up your routine
  • Writing collaboratively
  • Creating a comedy peer group of like-minded friends
  • Performing with confidence and charisma
  • Final show preparation
  • Careers advice
  • Tips and next steps for future progression
Most of all getting up every week and actually doing it!

Also Available: On-demand Video Training

How to do Stand-Up Comedy On-demand Video Training

Learn how to write and perform stand-up comedy

A step-by-step guide to move from comedy beginner to performing your own hilarious routines. Engaging videos, fun exercises and a ton of handy tools to make your journey as quick and easy as possible!

This course is the PERFECT learning resource for anyone looking to get into stand-up comedy and achieve real results in no time.

So why not start your stand up journey today!

What you'll learn with us...

Coming up with ideas: no ideas for jokes? No problem! We’ll take you through a proven process to help you discover angles and ideas to have the audience in stitches.

Finding your voice: what is funny about you? It’s a tough question! But don’t worry: we’ll help you uncover your unique comedic persona.

Owning the stage: the comedians on TV make performing look so easy-we’ll reveal their secrets so you be charismatic on stage too.

Build your confidence: the idea of performing comedy can be a terrifying business. We get that, which is why we’ll give you practical tools to build up your confidence so fear will never hold you back.

Plus loads more! Including how to improve your joke-writing, tips to learning your material, putting together a winning routine, and the next steps to becoming a full-time comedian. You won’t find this advice anywhere else!

16 unique video tutorials

We cover everything from generating material, to stagecraft, to preparing for your first gig. With engaging in-depth video content.

In-depth course handbook

On top of all the content in the tutorials, you’ll also get access to a coursebook with notes, bonus exercises and examples of everything we talk about from the world’s best comedians.

We walk the talk

Your instructor is someone who is a current working comedian with thousands of shows under their belt. They know what it takes. So everything you learn will be road-tested and practical.

faqs

From 19th July 2021 there are no legal restrictions on our classes or shows, however some of our covid safety measures will be staying in place. We will also be able to adjust month by month and rollback changes if needed.

>> Covid safety and booking flexibility

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