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Stand-up Comedy Writing Sessions: London

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

  • Starts 16 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 8 weeks of 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 up to three times - so there is no question of being left to just watch (unless you actually wanted to one week). - 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. - 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). - then at the end you come up on the mic and do a quick exercise to sow the seeds of new material to work on. 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 at Angel Comedy in London so you can get your work from the course in front of an audience. 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

    chris@chrishead.com


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