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The Comedy Course

Standups Teaching Standup


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Jamie Gosney

I have to say, this course has been life changing.

To what extent it will change my life though, is up to me. Susan Murray and Simon Fox have given me the tools, now I need to get out there and use them. I only left the course two weeks ago and already I have ten gigs booked in the diary. Scary but amazing!

I would seriously recommend this course to anyone. If you do public speaking, presentations at work or you genuinely want to attempt a career as a Stand-Up Comedian, this is definitely the course to do.

Susan and Simon were amazing. They imparted their many, many years of professional experience to us Newbies with love, sometimes brutal, honesty, always encouragement and total professionalism….and they’re both really funny.

I’m not saying it is easy, but, as the old cliche goes, nothing that’s worth doing in life is easy.

I promise you, if you do this course, your life will be changed forever.

And, besides, it’s much cheaper than seeing a therapist.

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Trevor Hardy

The Comedy Course, run by Susan Murray and Simon Fox, is SO good - Totally fantastic from start to finish.

It is only six weeks long, so its very easy fitting it into a busy life style.

The teaching is relaxed, fun and totally supportive.

A brilliant "hands on" course for anyone wanting to dip their toes in the comedy bath... Five Stars

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Del "Afro Man" Hanscomb

My decision to sign up with The Comedy Course and learn the skills required for stand-up comedy was one of the best I've ever made.

Under the superb guidance of Susan Murray and Simon Fox, I and my fellow students gained a wonderful in-sight into how to craft jokes, a comedy routine and entertain a crowd.

Upon completing the course, we all shared in a hilarious, and sold-out, Showcase evening - which will be remembered for a long time to come.

Anyone seeking an enjoyable, relaxed and rewarding comedy course should en-role in this one. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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Jules Toogood

Taking The Comedy Course brought me from merely having the idea I'd like to do stand-up, through to writing my own material, on to actually performing and now looking for paid gigs.

I found it personally challenging, surprisingly hard work, but ultimately very rewarding and great fun.

I won't say it was easy, but I was given a supportive base on which to develop and create new ideas.
Highly recommended.

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Rosie Everitt

If you are looking for something to get your teeth into, push your nerve and hone your personal comedic style then do this course!
It’s all about being creative, sharing your ideas and helping each other out, and be prepared to put time in outside of the ‘classroom’ to get the best results.

Doing the live show was nerve wracking but such fun and so great to be able to support each other.
I’ve loved every minute of the course and look forward to what may happen next!

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Richard Reynolds

The Comedy Course was absolutely brilliant.
Susan & Simon take absolute novices and hand-hold them through gag writing, joke structure, building a routine and stage-craft, all done in a nurturing and highly entertaining way.

As professional comedians and writers they also impart nuggets of wisdom about the industry and how to get your comedic career underway. I can’t thank them enough for such an informative and educational 6 weeks, really first-class.

If you think you’re funny, they’ll make you funnier.

Wayne Lawrence

The course was great. I actually wondered whether there was any point in doing a course in comedy, but I quickly realised the benefits. It is just what you need to get over any fears you may have about trying comedy out. I feel confident to go and do it anywhere now.

Jason Knight

Dave is very supportive and encouraging, and for someone so experienced in showbiz, a really lovely chap. I learnt about different types of jokes & comedians. It has ignited my interest in writing my own material.

Chris Cooke

Dave Thompson's workshop was immensely helpful, covering a wide range of comic principles and performance details which would not have occurred to me without the session. I am now incredibly eager to hone my material and get performing.

Jo Wonder

Dave Thompson using twenty years of experience as a pro comedian. Taught us like a judo black belt. We learnt that, to make em laugh- you have to catch people on their back foot, take them by surprise- and it works.

Luke Stickels

In his comedy classes, Dave has an eye for individual strengths and potential, which I reckon comes from his great understanding of comedy, and his respect for how diverse it can be. A good balance practical feedback and a bit of theory and structure, Dave helped me figure out what plain 'works'. Personally, I still don't think I look like Rolf Harris, but I wouldn't have gotten up for my first gig without his encouragement.

Terianne Falcone

In Dave Thompson's course I got trained in the nuts and bolts of structuring a 10-minute spot, I learned about -- get this! -- comic THEORY (ha!) and I discovered my own particular comic strengths. Dave left me with tools that I am now working with. In addition, he is just a helluva person. Take the class!

Samee Raz

Dave is someone who truly cares about his students and will give them the best opportunities he can to help them go as far in their career as possible, I have benefitted immensely from attending his lessons.
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