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Be a Great Stand-up MC/ Compere

Learn MC/ compering tools with Chris Head and top MC Geoff Whiting.

  • Started 9 May
  • 125 British pounds
  • Online and @ Starstruck, 56 Greek St, London W1D 3DU

Service Description

Hybrid class! Two classes, one on Zoom and one in person in Soho. SESSION 1 (ZOOM): 9th May 2022 - 7pm-9pm SESSION 2 (LIVE): 16th May 2022 7pm-9pm If you can only take the Zoom class please email chris@chrishead.com for a reduced fee. Session 1 is a Q&A practical info, techniques and tips, insights from Geoff's thousands of compering gigs on emceeing a stand-up night plus how to get MC gigs. Session 2 is a practical session where you get to try out your emcee skills in front of Geoff and Chris and get practical tips and feedback. The session is run like a comedy night but where it' s all emcees! You interact with the rest of the group as an audience. Specific guidance and approaches to try is given. If you can only do one of the sessions email chris@chrishead.com for a discount. More info: The course is with Geoff Whiting and Chris Head. Geoff is one of the best and most experienced MCs in the country with a huge knowledge and insights into the art of compering. Geoff also books MCs for club nights around the country and internationally. With Chris Head (comedy director, teacher and author of "A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up") across the two sessions you will be guided through running a night, working the room, interacting with the audience and being funny while doing it. SESSION 1 In this Zoom class we'll cover everything you need to know about running a night as an MC. The role of the MC is a crucial one in a stand-up comedy night and the compere has many things to do as the night unfolds. Put simply, as the compere your role is to warm the audience up at the start, bring the acts on and then round off the night at the end. We break down this apparently simple role into a sequence of steps through the night and we coach you in multiple ways you can interact with the audience and get laughs. We also look at how to get gigs as an MC including at the nights Geoff books through his company Mirth Control. SESSION 2: LIVE SESSION IN SOHO Compering can be as much about asking interesting questions and initiating interactions as doing material. In this live in person session everyone in the group will take it in turns going up onto the mic and interacting with the room. You will be given tools, techniques and approaches to draw on and everyone will be given personalised feedback.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

+ 07814962687

chris@chrishead.com

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