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Stand Up Comedy Summer School

Stand Up Comedy Summer School

Venture into the world of laughter with Stand Up Comedy. Immerse yourself in our 5 day Stand Up Comedy Summer School where you will spend a week revelling in humour and performance learning how to structure, write and perform your own set in front of your friends and family.

Develop your own comedic voice by exploring a wide range of techniques. Led by a professional comic, you will learn how to build on your natural talent, structure your material and hold your audiences' attention (and maybe even deal with the odd heckler!) 

Through a series of practical comedy classes, this summer school is specifically designed to hone your technique whilst boosting your confidence, creativity and imagination.

This is a fulfilling opportunity to try Stand Up for the first time. Part of our summer schools programme, our Stand Up School is also suitable for those with some acting experience wanting to try something a bit different and dabble in the world of Stand Up.

Stand Up Comedy Summer School Content

During our comedy summer course you will:

  • Learn the technique of 'holding a room'
  • Create your own material through improvisation and exercises
  • Learn voice and microphone techniques
  • Gain an understanding of the industry
  • Address heckling and how to deal with it
  • Develop your own style and voice
  • Perform at a Showcase at a central London venue

Type

Stand Up Comedy with Showcase

Level

For all levels

Equipment

Bring a notebook, pen and water

Stand Up Comedy Summer 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. Your tutor will guide you 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

Your tutor will teach you how to captivate your audience 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 and creating comedy personas. Develop the ability to perform off-script and react to everything from current affairs to moments that arise with audience members. This is a trait shared by all the best comedians, crucial to generate spontaneous laughter.

DAY FOUR

You will look at varied comedy themes such as political material, comedy songs and "set pieces" that can make your performance interesting and memorable. You will prepare for your final showcase.

DAY FIVE

The final day of the Stand Up Comedy school is spent rehearsing and perfecting 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

Invite your family and friends for a comedy night full of laughter. On the last day of this course you and your fellow students will perform your material in a central London venue for all to see!

Showcase Performance

CLASSES STARTING SOON

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
13 Mar - 17 Mar Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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13 Mar - 17 Mar Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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10 Jul - 14 Jul Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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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.

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.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

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)

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
13 Mar - 17 Mar Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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10 Jul - 14 Jul Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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16 Oct - 20 Oct Mon 10:00-18:00 5 days Kate Smurthwaite City Academy, Farringdon £595.00
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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.

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.

INDUSTRY TUTORS

City Academy tutors are experienced artists and performers that work in the industry. If your tutor's availability changes at short notice, our team will arrange for a suitable replacement and notify you in advance.

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)

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.

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