ONLINE & IN PERSON All courses
I have been offering online classes via Zoom since April 2020 and it has been a revelation discovering how effective that mode of teaching is and how it broadens out who can attend. So far tudents have joined the classes from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Germany, USA and Australia. Here's a video on how the online courses work.
"I would say to anyone thinking about perhaps doing an online course- just DO IT!! The amount of content, information and the opportunity to come together for 2 hours every week with like-minded people, is fantastic." LK
Monday night stand-up classes are scheduled to begin again in London from September 2021. FULL INFO HERE
ONLINE Creating Comedy Characters
In this 90 minute webinar we look at a range of classic sitcom/comedy drama characters and draw out key factors that make for a compelling and hilarious character. (The course has this sitcom/ comedy drama focus but you can apply lessons learned to comedy characters for any format - including ones you will perform yourself).
6 x 2 hour sessions Working on sitcom and 30 minute comedy drama, these online courses give you comprehensive and personalised training and guidance on creating characters, building your situation, structuring scenes, writing dialogue and constructing plots.
5 x 2 hour sessions There are three courses that can be done in any order. RED: starting Sept. GREEN: starting January. BLUE: starting June. (RED, GREEN and BLUE are named after the colours that make up a TV picture). On each one you'll watch and analyse classic sketches, learn writing techniques and be inspired to create your own brand new sketches.
ONLINE Writing Radio Sketch Comedy
5 x 2 hour sessions Expand your writing with the comedic possibilities of sound. Radio comedy has a creative freedom that's hard to find anywhere else. You can set sketches ANYWHERE in the world (or the universe), your characters can be ANYONE or even ANYTHING and you can write action that would be impossibly expensive to film and conjure it all up with sounds, voices and music.
5 x 2 hour sessions In this stand-up comedy writing course we will explore a range of starting points and techniques for writing stand-up which you'll explore in your own writing, leaving the course with new material, fresh ideas and lots of helpful techniques and approaches.
LONDON Stand-up Comedy Course & Show
8 x 2 hour sessions plus live show Create and perform a brand new stand up comedy act. In the experienced hands of Chris Head (comedy director, teacher and author of "A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up") you will be guided through developing your persona, creating material and delivering it so it works and you'll put it all into practice in a special stand-up night at the end of the course. FULL INFO HERE
BATH BA (Hons) Comedy – Bath Spa University
3 year degree programme I co-devised and teach on this Comedy Degree at Bath Spa university. As a Comedy graduate, you’ll be well-versed in a range of genres including stand-up, sitcom, panel show, street performance, physical comedy, sketch, high comedy and satire. You'll also have real-world experience of live performance and TV studio work, including creating a TV sitcom/comedy drama, then bringing it to life in collaboration with Film, Television and Digital Production department.