Chris Head's Stand-up Comedy Classes
Updated: Sep 13
I run stand-up comedy classes ONLINE and live in LONDON.
The online classes are for WRITING NEW MATERIAL. Each run of the course has a different topic to explore each week and you nominate clips on those topics. In the sessions we view, analyse and discuss the clips, drawing out techniques and approaches you can take in your own stand-up. You are then given a stand-up writing homework which you share with myself and the group - either as a video you record (live on stage or in rehearsal) or as a script or in the class. You'll then receive inspiring and specific feedback to help you further develop the material.
The London stand-up classes have been on hold for obvious reasons but are now restarting!
Stand-up Comedy: Beginners & Intermediate
6.50pm - 8.50pm,
25th October - 6th December 2021 Plus THE SHOW on 14th December (7 x Monday nights/ 1 x Tuesday night)
in SOHO, LONDON 7 classes and a SHOW on the last night!
Weekly sessions are:
Mondays 6.50pm to 8.50pm
And take place at (NEW VENUE):
56 Greek St, London W1D 3DU
And I am delighted to report that the 14th December showcase will be 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 BOOK 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 around 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. 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):
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.
I also offer online writing stand-up comedy sessions.
Any queries, please contact me.