LONDON Stand-up Comedy Classes
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
The London stand-up classes have been on hold for obvious reasons! The next dates I have programmed are:
Stand-up Comedy: Beginners & Improvers
6.45pm - 9pm,
May 10 - July 12 2021
9 x Mons (not 31st May)
in SOHO, LONDON
8 classes and a SHOW on the last night! I'm not asking for payment until we can be sure it can run - but hopefully come the spring there will be enough normality for us to do it. (If not I'll push it later in the year). It is already half full! You can reserve a place by contacting me.
My stand-up classes are friendly, supportive and inspiring. Nervous newbies (and more confident ones too) are welcome on all the beginners classes. Level 2 sessions are for course graduates and those gigging already. I teach in person in Soho, London and elsewhere in the UK and offer an Online Writing Stand-up Comedy course. 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. Here's a video introduction to my approach:
My London classes take place on a Monday night in Soho with occasional Saturday morning sessions. (The next 2021 dates are at the top of the page and in the meantime you can take my online class). People often ask: what's it like and who comes? I was going to write an answer but thought pictures would do a better job. Below are photos of a stand-up class at the Old Coffee House pub in Soho. And if you DO want some words to read, the BBC Arts editor (then Tate Media director) did the stand-up class 10 years ago and wrote about it in the Guardian and here is an article from 2019 in the London Evening Standard. And here is an actual lecture from class 1 of my beginners course, also with a slideshow of pictures of me and a group:
The in person courses lead up to a showcase in a London comedy club. Here is one 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. And all the latest course dates and info can be found here.
You can reserve a place and find out more by contacting me.