Beginners Stand Up Comedy

Teacher: Caroline Clifford

You can’t teach funny - but I do believe you can inform people what isn’t funny. By freeing yourself of cliches, common pitfalls and just… crapness - you can have a much more productive start to your stand-up career. This course will be performance focused, so get ready for plenty of stage-time!

As an experienced stand-up myself and the producer of a long-running open-mic, I often see new comics take to the stage and make the same mistakes over and over. I just think to myself "This person might be funny... in a year". With this course I aim to leap-frog you over that initial hump so you can take to the open mic scene with a really decent 5-7, which you'll perform to a full friendly house a our student show!

My course is heavily influenced by the teaching style of my mentor and friend Logan Murray , author of "Be a great stand-up" and "Get started in stand-up comedy". He once said about me "One of the best comics to come along in a long time". Aww.

Make new friends, get out of your comfort zone and have a life-changing experience!

What this course covers:

  • What is not funny
  • Turning off the internal editor
  • Monologues
  • Attitude
  • Getting specific
  • Afterthought
  • Stage-craft
  • Mini-sets
  • Rehearsal
  • Tightening the set
Class Times
  • September 1, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
  • September 8, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
  • September 15, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
  • September 22, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
  • September 29, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
  • October 6, 2018 15:30 to 18:00
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