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Comedy Crash Course
January 30 @ 12:00 pm - February 3 @ 2:00 pm GMT
We’re committed to providing opportunities for you to explore your comedic talent and our online Comedy Crash Course was the success of lockdown. This is an accessible and inclusive fast-track programme providing you with guidance and support towards performing, writing and creating comedy.
Featuring an hour a day of expert coaching and guidance from brilliant industry experts and an opportunity to perform in an online showcase at the end of the week.
Our facilitators are:
Lynne Parker created Funny Women In 2002 and will kickstart the week with a workshop that connects you, builds your confidence and gets your creativity flowing.
Rachel Creeger is an award-winning stand-up comedian, writer and director, and the only practising Orthodox Jew on the UK comedy circuit. She is resident MC for London comedy club ‘Upstairs at the Adam & Eve’, and co-host of two podcasts, including the internationally acclaimed ‘Jew Talkin’ To Me?’. Rachel will guide you through the comedy circuit and how to go about taking your first steps into the industry. She will also discuss tips and tricks for writing and performing, how to use the stage and microphone effectively, and finding your comedy voice.
Monica Gaga a British-born black African queer improviser, facilitator, host, performer and producer. She trained in Community Theatre at East 15 Acting School, and her boundless love for improv stems from time spent at Second City in Chicago. Monica will show you how the principles of improv can be used as a tool to build on your performance skills. During her session you will engage in practical exercises to supercharge your comedy and performance.
Siân Rowland is a playwright whose latest play The Cracks was runner up for the prestigious Popcorn new writing award. Her writing has recently been long-listed for the Bruntwood award and the Female Comedy Pilots Club and she has written for the NewsRevue London and Edinburgh shows. Whether you’re planning a sitcom or simply want to find your comedy voice, she’ll be tapping into her experience to help you elevate your comedy writing to the next level.
Daily workshops are held on Zoom, from 12.00pm to 1.00pm Monday to Thursday and recorded should you miss a day.
Culminating in a live online showcase on Friday, where you’ll perform or present your pitch and receive invaluable feedback from facilitators and peers. This is split into two parts with an hour interval 11.00am to 12.00pm & 1.00pm to 2.00pm.
What past participants say:
“It was a brilliantly diverse line-up of talented industry professionals who gave us great techniques to try out new ideas while giving constructive and helpful feedback.”
“All the guest speakers were excellent. They were kind and non-judgemental and gave us the confidence to try things without filtering ourselves. I would especially recommend this course to people who are starting out in comedy and in need of an extra boost!”
Full price £75 (+ VAT) plus booking fee.
Patreon rate £50 (+VAT) plus booking fee. To find out how to join Patreon all the details are here.