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Stand Up Comedy Intensive - 5 Days


Comedy School Content:


During our course you will:

  • Learn techniques on how to hold a room
  • Develop your own style and voice
  • Create new material through improvisation and exercises
  • Learn voice and microphone techniques
  • Address how to deal with hecklers
  • Gain an understanding of the industry
  • Perform at a Showcase at a central London venue
  • training
    Type Stand Up Comedy with Showcase
  • level
    Level For all levels
  • training
    Equipment Bring a notebook, pencil and water

Comedy School Schedule


DAY ONE

Our Comedy School begins with a focus on joke writing. You will look at different ways of structuring straightforward jokes for delivery on stage and online. Using a mixture of set structures and free-form writing techniques, you will write your own material and share it with the rest of the group.

DAY TWO

You will learn how to keep an audience captivated through storytelling techniques, focusing on true stories and personal anecdotes. You will boost your gag rate and turn a funny incident into an extended routine.

DAY THREE

You will focus on character comedy and improvised comedy. Learn the art of performing in character, creating comedy personas that will have your audience in stithches. Develop the ability to venture off-script to react to everything from the latest news to moments that arise with audience members. This is a trait shared by all the best comedians, crucial to generate spontanous laughter.

DAY FOUR

You will look at varied comedy forms such as political material, comedy songs and "set pieces" that can make your performance memorable and enjoyable. You will also learn different performance techniques in preparation for your final showcase.

DAY FIVE

The final day of the Stand Up Comedy school is spent rehearsing and honing your sets ready for the evening showcase. You'll also learn how to get more gigs, and how to break into the comedy industry in conventional and unconventional ways.

Showcase Performance


The evening of the last day will see you and your fellow students perform your material in a central London venue. The showcase will be open to friends and family.

 
 

Classes starting soon


Date 21 Oct - 25 Oct
Day Mon
Time 10:30-17:30
Duration 5 days (inc. showcase)
Tutor Kate Smurthwaite
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price
discount textYour Stand Up Comedy showcase will take place at The Courtyard Theatre on Friday 25th Oct, 8pm.

CLASSES STARTING SOON


Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
21 Oct - 25 Oct 
Mon 
10:30-17:30 
5 days (inc. showcase) 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 
discount textYour Stand Up Comedy showcase will take place at The Courtyard Theatre on Friday 25th Oct, 8pm.
Class Stand Up Comedy Intensive - 5 Days
Date 21 Oct - 25 Oct
Day Mon
Time 10:30 - 17:30
Duration 5 days (inc. showcase)
Tutor Kate Smurthwaite
Venue Arts Theatre, Leicester Square
Price
Select payment type:
Full-Price
discount text Your Stand Up Comedy showcase will take place at The Courtyard Theatre on Friday 25th Oct, 8pm.
Date
Day
Time
Duration
Tutor
Venue
Price
Booking
21 Oct - 25 Oct
Mon 
10:30 - 17:30 
5 days (inc. showcase) 
Select payment type:
Full-Price
 

discount text Your Stand Up Comedy showcase will take place at The Courtyard Theatre on Friday 25th Oct, 8pm.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Stand Up Comedy Intensive - 5 Days venues


Stand Up Comedy Intensive - 5 Days tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

  • Kate Smurthwaite

    Subjects taught by Kate: Stand Up Comedy Kate Smurthwaite is a professional comedian who has taken ten solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe ...

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