Comedy Bootcamp at Tate Modern with Lynn Ruth Miller

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Tate Exchange

5th Floor, Blavatnik Building

Tate Modern

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SE1 9TG

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Learn the basics of what it takes to launch a stand-up comedy career, with expert guidance from Lynn Ruth Miller, the world’s oldest comedienne.

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of joke-telling, write your first three to five-minute set and then perform it before the group in a friendly and accepting atmosphere.

We will all discuss together ideas on how to sharpen each joke. It is up to you to edit your set after the workshop and polish your craft at open mic nights to practice and refine the set you have written.

Be sure to come prepared with ideas of what you want to talk about in the set you will write. Pick something that you think is ridiculous or silly. This can be the new emphasis on diets, the crazy routines you do, the way you deal with children or partners, or the things that make you angry: sexism, prejudice; rules and regulations, attitudes…. that kind of thing. This workshop is meant to be fun. The goal is to make each other laugh!

There will be an optional opportunity to perform 3 minutes of comedy in a show after the class.


Lynn Ruth Miller is the poster girl for growing old. She’s 85 years old and the only thing that frightens her is her own reflection. She hates ageism and tells shocking stories about dating octogenarians, what it’s like being the oldest female stand up in the business (RIP Joan Rivers). Young people of the world, see how far we have come and how outrageous you can be when you are too old to give a damn.

Find out more about Lynn Ruth Miller here: http://lynnruthmiller.net/.


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Tate Exchange

5th Floor, Blavatnik Building

Tate Modern

London

SE1 9TG

United Kingdom

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