Fun Being FunnyMy comedy course is suitable for beginners, and comedians with some experience of performing. Everyone works at their own level, and it can also be helpful for those who want to improve their public speaking skills. People who want to do the course as a fun way of improving their English are welcome.
Stand-up comedy is one of the few professions where you don’t need qualifications. You can dress in any way you like, and you don’t answer to any government department, that requires you to meet official standards. You can say what you want on stage. If you’re funny enough, you can pretty much live outside the system that so many dream of escaping.
People have made their living by making strangers laugh since Biblical times. Microphones came along a hundred and fifty years ago, but the fundamentals of comedy are much as they were at the time of the Pharaohs. Come and discover the ancient secrets!
I’m constantly writing and performing stand-up, in many countries. This means I have direct, up to date experience of what it’s like being a professional comedian. A unique feature of my course is that the last session is a performance to paying members of the public. Students of the course perform the material they’ve developed, and after the show, the door money is divided – your first paid gig!
The experience of performing comedy for cash is a thrilling one. If you feel daunted by the idea of performing in public, please don’t worry. Nobody has to do anything they don’t want to do. By the end of the course, people who never thought they’d have the confidence to perform to strangers enjoy doing it. Making people laugh is fulfilling at a very deep level. Come and experience it for yourself.