Chris Head's Stand-up Comedy Classes
Updated: Dec 23, 2021
I run stand-up comedy classes live in LONDON and ONLINE.
Stand-up Comedy: Beginners & Intermediate
6.45pm - 8.45pm,
February 21st - April 11th 2022 THE SHOW is on the last night, 11th April. (8 x Monday nights)
in SOHO, LONDON
PLUS click here for a special run of the course in STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE Starting in January 2022.
In the experienced hands of Chris Head (comedy director, teacher and author of "A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up") across eight weeks 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 show on the last night of the course.
My stand-up classes are friendly, supportive and inspiring. Nervous newbies (and more confident ones too) are welcome, as are gigging acts who'd like to create new material and develop their skills. The former BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz (then Tate Media director) did the stand-up class over 10 years ago and wrote about it in the Guardian and here is an article from 2019 in the London Evening Standard.
I am a director of stand-up and so from me you will receive a director's perspective on your developing act. My style of teaching is particularly suited to enhancing your confidence, inspiring ideas and material, and developing your writing and performance skill set.
Weekly sessions are:
Mondays 6.45pm to 8.45pm
And take place at (NEW VENUE):
56 Greek St, London W1D 3DU
The show at the end of the course takes place in a London comedy club, most recently it was at Angel Comedy's The Bill Murray club - one of the very best rooms for stand-up in London. 39 Queen's Head St, London N1 8NQ
Here are snippets from a show from 2019 that was the culmination of a special course run for advertising agency McCann. It gives a great flavour of what these shows are like. All of these participants were very nervous at the start of the course by the way! But, as you will do, they grew in confidence over the weeks, writing material and developing performance skills, until by the time the show came they were raring to go.
Here's a video introduction to my approach (the class photos in the two videos are from the OLD PUB ROOM in Soho. Classes are now in a much nicer room but still in Soho!):
And here is an actual lecture from class 1 of my beginners course, also with a slide show of pictures of me and a group (again in the old room):
I also offer online writing stand-up comedy sessions.
Any queries, please contact me.