Art of Comedy Stand-Up Beginners Course

Art of Comedy Stand-Up Beginners Course

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The Palladium Club

Lower Gunstone


EX39 2DE

United Kingdom

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A two-day beginners course in stand-up comedy with a showcase at the end held in Bideford's coolest live entertainment venue.

About this event

If you've ever wanted to give stand-up comedy a try, this weekend beginners comedy course is right up your alley. It will set you up with all the tools you need to get started and will also help you improve your confidence at public speaking and presentation.

Over this two-day course, you will learn how to come up with comedy material, to structure and edit your writing, connect with and perform it to an audience.

At the end of the course you'll have the option to perform in a showcase in front of a live audience with your new stand-up set.

Your host and tutor will be Nik Coppin, an internationally renowned professional stand-up comedian and producer.

For the last 20 years he has performed with the likes of Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican, Jimmy Carr, Mickey Flanagan, Reginald D Hunter and Henning Wehn, as well being a regular at many of the major comedy fringes and festivals such as Edinburgh, Adelaide, Perth, Brighton, Melbourne, New Zealand, Singapore and Hollywood and performed all over Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia and North America.

He also recently became an author, writing a book about his comedy exploits around the world, which was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf book awards, sold copies in many countries and made it into the top 5 comedy books on Amazon Australia. A follow-up book is currently in production.

So whether you want to be the next big thing in comedy or impress at your next company meeting, Nik Coppin can show you the skills you need to set you on your journey.


“Nik is a brilliant tutor. The course was good value, informative and very educational. Nik's friendly approach calmed any nerves we had, it was obvious he knows his stuff, he had the ability to analyse our work very effectively. Nik is very experienced and kindly shared many anecdotes and experiences with the class. I've come away learning a few new processes and a good insight to the stand-up industry."

- Raj Kukadia, London

“The comedy course with Nik was absolutely fantastic. In just 2 days I went from an quivering anxious on-stage mess to a confident new stand-up at the final showcase. Some people even laughed!

Nik’s course has given me the confidence to continue and perform at more shows.

I would thoroughly recommend Nik’s courses to anyone thinking about getting into stand-up comedy”

- Lucy Amans, Costa Del Sol, Spain

“Amazing course. Had a lot of fun. I learnt some great tips about comedy that will help me far into the future. Nik’s energy is as electric as Jamie Foxx in Spider-Man.

You’d be a fool to not grab the opportunity to do this course. You’ll meet some awesome people, I mean what else can you ask for?”

- Liam Wilcox, Brighton

Nik’s course was a really fun 2 days. I laughed from start to finish and met some great like minded people. I learnt so much about the comedy industry, gigs and the circuit.

The best thing was how generous Nik is with his input, experience and time. His advice and tutoring has taken me from an unsure total novice to confident amateur wanting more stage time in just one weekend. I have learnt so much about writing, editing, performing and what I can bring. Do yourself a favour; book in this course.

- Charlotte Madden, Hove

Course Details:

Session one:

Saturday 29th October 2022, midday - 4pm

Session two:

Sunday 30th October 2022, midday - 4pm

(The course timings may slightly vary based on how many students sign up)


Sunday 30th June 2022, 7pm - 9pm

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