Stand-up comedy: beginners

Course Dates: 29/04/19 - 15/07/19
Time: 17:45 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Robert Hitchmough

Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. For anyone who has ever made their friends laugh.


What is the course about?

Writing and performing stand - up comedy.

What will we cover?

• Where ideas for stand up come from
• How to develop your ideas
• Comedy personaes
• Stand-up storytelling.

Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Write and perform different styles of stand up to a reasonable standard.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginner’s course, no prior experience is necessary.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Take part in class discussions.
• Read a script and/or related text.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In pairs and small groups. There are exercises to complete, both during class time and at home. The group are encouraged to attend comedy clubs.

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a notebook and pen.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Stand Up improvers.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


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This is an amazing course; you will gain so much knowledge, inspiration and importantly, confidence! Just do it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 15/04/2019)

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Course Code: DRB102

Full Mon, eve, 29 Apr - 15 Jul '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £97.00

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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