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Stand Up Comedy - Beginners with Showcase

Stand Up Comedy - Beginners with Showcase

The course covers a wide range of techniques and styles to help you discover your own comedy voice along with exercises to boost confidence, creativity and imagination. You will gain skills on how to hold a room, deal with hecklers and structure your material.

This is a Showcase Course and you will receive feedback throughout the course to prepare you for your Showcase. The Showcase takes place at a Central London venue to an invited audience including friends and family of participants of this challenging course.

Stand Up Comedy Course Content

Exact course content may differ according to the course length and class size, but topics covered generally include:

  • An understanding of how the industry works – gigs, bookings etc.
  • Gain techniques to hold a room, address an audience and deal with interruptions/hecklers
  • Techniques in the use of voice and microphone use
  • Improvisations and exercises to create and structure new material
  • Develop your own style and voice
  • Directed and rehearsed with experienced tutor
  • Showcase Performance at central London venue
  • You will receive friendly feedback throughout the course.

Expect to take a few risks and take a few plunges. Remember that not everyone finds the same things funny, so don't take offence at anyone's material!

CLASSES STARTING SOON

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11 Jan - 22 Feb Wed 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms £265.00
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26 Jan - 9 Mar Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks Comedy Tutors Umbrella Rooms £265.00
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13 Feb - 27 Mar Mon 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms £265.00
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20 Apr - 1 Jun Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Kate Smurthwaite Umbrella Rooms £265.00
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DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
11 Jan - 22 Feb Wed 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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discount textThe showcase will take place on 22nd February at The Backyard Comedy Club
26 Jan - 9 Mar Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks Comedy Tutors Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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13 Feb - 27 Mar Mon 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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20 Apr - 1 Jun Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Kate Smurthwaite Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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26 Apr - 7 Jun Wed 19:30-21:30 7 weeks Comedy Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £265.00
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29 May - 10 Jul Mon 19:35-21:35 7 weeks Comedy Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £265.00
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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
11 Jan - 22 Feb Wed 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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discount textThe showcase will take place on 22nd February at The Backyard Comedy Club
26 Jan - 9 Mar Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks Comedy Tutors Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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13 Feb - 27 Mar Mon 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Thom Tuck Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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discount textThe showcase will take place on 27th February at The Backyard Comedy Club
20 Apr - 1 Jun Thu 19:00-21:00 7 weeks (inc. showcase) Kate Smurthwaite Umbrella Rooms, Covent Garden £265.00
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26 Apr - 7 Jun Wed 19:30-21:30 7 weeks Comedy Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £265.00
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29 May - 10 Jul Mon 19:35-21:35 7 weeks Comedy Tutors City Academy, Farringdon £265.00
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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.

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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