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. Classes are run in conjunction with British Comedy Guide.
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
In person courses
Monday night stand-up classes are scheduled to begin again in London from May 2021.
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.
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.
There are three courses that can be done in any order: RED, GREEN and BLUE (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.
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.
This is the course for you if you’re a fan of radio comedy, or indeed if you haven’t yet got into it but feel you really should know more about it. There is also an optional recording dimension so it’s great too for people looking to make comedy sketches for podcasts.