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LONDON Stand-up Comedy Writing Sessions

Friendly, supportive and inspiring, you'll get lots of new ideas and material and will do a show!

  • Starts 9 Sept
  • From 225 British pounds
  • Theatre Deli, London

Available spots

Service Description

These sessions are for you if like to create new material and develop your stand-up writing skills. The course is for: * Gigging acts, * stand-up course graduates * anyone with other kinds of comedy experience * or anyone who'd like to start stand-up with a real focus on the material... I am a comedy writing specialist and a director so from me you will receive: * writing techniques, inspiration and a forensic eye on the writing, homing in on how to make material work. * and a director's perspective on your performance of your material - for the material to really land you need to deliver it well and bring it to life. Be inspired by great writing exercises and creative prompts. Everyone will get up on the microphone every week, and we'll also look at developing your persona and delivering your material so it works. Each week works like this: - Everyone gets up on the mic to do an inspiring creative exercise and then later to share material you have been working - so there is no question of being left to just watch (unless you actually wanted to one week). - often the session begins with a quick writing exercise where you're given a subject, an angle and a technique to play with and you have 5 minutes to write something. Believe it or not, this does produce the beginnings of some good material. Alternatively we do exercises that are more improv in basis that again get you started on ideas. - then you bring in the material you have been working on outside the class want to share to get feedback from Chris and the group (up to 3 mins each week). There is time to discuss the material with other groups members and Chris writes notes post sessoin. Between the sessions you will be working on a mix of material you started to develop in the sessions and other material you are working on - and as you'll be learning writing techniques you will be drawing on the class even when working on ideas that didn't begin there. Plus on the last session we'll do a new material showcase so you can get your work from the course in front of an audience. Then a week after the show we'll meet to reflect on your act and to look ahead to what next. You'll become a sharper, funnier performer, your creativity will be expanded, you'll meet some great people and will have a truly memorable experience.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Theatre Deli, Leadenhall Street, London, UK

    + 07814962687

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