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Courses

Stand Up Comedy 

Booking Info
  • TutorJames Cook
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelBeginners

Tue 9 Jan, 7pm – 9pm | 10 wk Term £79 (£72) | 18+ | Beginner Level

Develop your own stand–up comedy act with the option to perform before a paying audience.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners. You don’t need any previous comedy experience as full instruction and guidance is given. This course is ideal for those interested in having a go at writing jokes and telling them to an audience.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities. Students can be accompanied by a support worker or a carer if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

What will you learn on this course?
This course will teach you how to approach developing a stand-up comedy routine. You learn a number of techniques to help unlock your creativity and generate ideas. The course covers practical ways in which to turn these ideas into stand-up comedy such as joke writing. Much of the course will be taught through games and exercises in groups of different sizes. You will also learn how to develop a ‘routine’ or comedy act including how to present your present yourself on stage. This will cover both performance practice and public speaking skills and memory aids. The tutor will provide individual support on your act.

This course is a great way to meet new people, have a laugh and develop your confidence.

Due to the nature of this course some of the content produced may contain language some people may find offensive.

On completion of this course you can expect to have produced a 5 minute stand-up comedy routine and there will be an opportunity for all participants to perform their act to a paying audience in a special showcase event in one of mac’s performance spaces.

Do you need to bring anything?
Please bring a note book and something to write with. All other materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?
tbc


Please note: Terms run wc Mon 9 Jan 2017 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 20 Feb 2017 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 3 Apr 2017 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.