Jill Edwards short stand-up comedy courses are a practical, fun taste of her highly acclaimed and the original Brighton comedy course, at Brighton's Komedia (since 2005). Her stand-up comedy classes have a proven and continuous track record of success over 20 years. Jill Edwards graduate list includes award winning television regulars Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Simone Evans, Angela Barnes, Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan.
Jill is at the centre of the thriving Brighton comedy scene, most of the established local nights are run by her comedy course graduates. Jill Edwards Brighton comedy courses are based, all year round, at Brighton's premier award winning comedy venue the Komedia, which is also the home of her monthly comedy club Comic Boom.
"People say comedy can't be taught. They could learn a lot from Jill Edwards." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate Jimmy Carr, award winning comic and TV presenter
Enjoy a fun taste of learning how to create, write and perform your own stand-up comedy. The end result is a brief (1 min) stand-up set, which you can choose to perform to your family/friends in Komedia's intimate Studio Bar venue.
Jill has taught her one-day stand-up comedy courses for the Brighton Comedy Festival and for the BBC New Comedy Awards in Brighton and London.
"Within three hours she has me writing and performing my own three minute stand-up set." Matt Keating, The Guardian
Have you ever laughed?
Jill believes if you've ever laughed you already have the skills you need to make others' laugh. All you need are her straightforward comedy writing and performance techniques to help you access your latent comedy skills. Jill's short comedy courses offer you a unique opportunity to try something different, learn something new, improve confidence, while having fun just having a go at stand-up comedy.
It's a lot of fun!
Jill's comedy courses attract people from all walks of life. You do not need to have something funny to say, or know how to write jokes, or feel confident speaking in public. The idea of stand-up comedy might frighten people, but this course is not frightening. Jill's experienced and encouraging teaching approach increases your self-confidence and self-belief, empowering you to enjoy discovering your "inner comic."
"This course isn't just for aspiring comedians - I would highly recommend it as a place to go to build confidence, get creative and gain an understanding of how comedian-audience relationship works. But if you're an aspiring comedian, you'll be in safe hands with Jill Edwards." Mandi Goodier, Reader's Digest
1 Day Stand-Up Comedy Course Outline
The aim is to give participants a short fun whole experience of writing and performing their own brief (1 min max) stand-up comedy set.
Creative exercises/techniques to inspire and help generate your ideas and material;
A fun introduction to comedy writing, formats and straighforward joke writing;
Trying out the results in a friendly encouraging atmosphere to build a brief stand-up set;
Practical performance skills including microphone technique and conquering nerves.
The skills you'll acquire also apply to other areas of your life, writing, performing, presentations and public speaking.
Option to perform:
Your one day comedy course concludes with a relaxed, informal short sharing/show. You can choose to perform your brief stand-up set on stage to your own invited audience of family and friends in Komedia's intimate Studio Bar venue. Doors (and bar) open for a 4:00pm start.
Please book early: Jill Edwards Brighton stand-up comedy courses are very popular and sell out well in advance.
Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Refund Policy:
30 days before course start date - course fee refund;
Within 30 days of course start date - no refund.
Places on this course are non-transferable and cannot be transferred to a different course.
If you book a place on this comedy course you are agreeing to this refund policy.
Age Limit: you need to be sixteen years old or over to join this stand-up comedy course.
Blue Badge Parking:
If you are a blue badge holder e-mail Jill if you need information on parking bays. The Komedia is fully wheelchair accessible but please e-mail Jill to check out any other accessibility issues or concerns.
(c) Jill Edwards 2016