Stand-Up Comedy Course Summer Holiday Information
Dates/times: Weds 19th till Sun 23rd July (5 consecutive days) at 10:30am till 4:30pm
Jill Edwards blazed the trail again by creating this unique one-week intensive stand-up comedy course holiday. It runs in award winning premier comedy venue the Komedia, which is right in the centre of creative, bohemian Brighton, widely regarded as one of the most popular and fun holiday destinations in the UK.
In comedy class during the day you'll be learning everything you need to know to get you started in stand-up with the UK's leading comedy coach. In the evenings our local friendly comedy social secretary will arrange group meals and outings to the local comedy clubs out and about on the exciting and thriving Brighton comedy scene.
"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
Jill is at the centre of the Brighton comedy scene, most of the established local nights are run by her comedy course graduates. Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops is based, all year round, at Brighton's top comedy venue the Komedia, which is also the home of Jill's legendary monthly comedy club Comic Boom.
"The writing and performance skills I learnt on Jills' course were invaluable. It would have taken so many gigs to nail things that seem so simple and I now take for granted. It's the fast route to becoming a comic." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate, Brighton's own Seann Walsh, award winning comic and tv regular.
Jills' highly acclaimed and original Brighton stand-up comedy courses, which have a proven continuous track record of success, offer you the opportunity to explore, play, experiment and discover your "inner comic."
Whether your ambition is to be a professional comedian or you just fancy having a go at it, then this practical stand-up course is a great starting point for you. It has a limited number of participants to ensure individual personal attention. It's inspirational, sociable, a lot of fun - and a holiday you won't forget!
You already have the skills you need...
Jill believes if you've ever laughed you already have the skills you need to make others' laugh. All you need now are her unique range of practical comedy writing and performance techniques to access your latent stand-up comedy skills. The supportive, encouraging atmosphere of this well-structured intensive stand-up course, which runs in a vibrant award winning comedy club, will teach you everything you need to know to get you started.
It's a lot of fun and it's not frightening...
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 front of people, to join this stand-up comedy course. You will learn to do all of this during the week, and at your own pace. The idea of stand-up comedy might frighten people, but this course is not frightening. Jill's experienced supportive teaching approach increases your self-confidence and self-belief, empowering you to enjoy discovering your own unique comedy voice.
"This comedy course can change your life, and I sincerely mean that." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate Angela Barnes, award winning comic and tv regular
One Week Stand-Up Comedy Course Holiday Outline
The aim is to teach you how to create, write and perform your own short stand-up comedy set i.e. an opening, a closing, a bit of material in the middle:
Weds 19th July: 10:30am to 4:30pm Intensive comedy workshop day in Komedia Studio.
Introducing participants to the week ahead: comedy course, evening events, stand-up comedy and getting started on how to create original jokes;
Introducing our social secretary who will organise a sociable group lunch outing on your first day.
Thurs 20th July & Fri 21st July: 10:30am to 4:30pm Intensive comedy workshop days in Komedia Studio:
Practical creative exercises to inspire, generate ideas and access your "inner comic;"
Practical comedy writing techniques, formats, incl. straightforward joke writing;
How/where/when to start gigging: advice, tips, guest professional comedian Q + A;
Performing in class: positive constructive feedback to help develop material & basic performance skills.
Sat 22nd July: 10:30am to 4:30pm Intensive comedy workshop day in Komedia Studio:
Performance skills incl. timing, conquering nerves, remembering material, mic technique;
How to deal with hecklers effectively, coping with and learning from "dying" on stage;
Performing in class: positive constructive feedback to help develop material & performance skills.
Sun 23rd July: 10:30am to 4:30pm:
Morning - rehearsing your short stand-up sets with microphone, stage lights and feedback;
Afternoon - your comedy course week concludes with a friendly informal Sunday afternoon stand-up comedy show "Tea, Cake & Comedy" to your invited audience. You can (optional) perform your short stand-up set with microphone, lights, on stage and with a professional comedian as your MC in this show in Komedia's Studio. Show ends 4pm. Farewell drinks (optional) till 4:30pm.
Our local friendly social secretary will arrange group meals and outings to the local comedy clubs out and about on the exciting and thriving Brighton comedy scene. All outings optional.
The skills you'll acquire on this course also apply to other areas of your life, writing, performing, presentations and public speaking.
Course includes key points handouts.
Intensive courses have a limited number of participants to ensure individual attention.
Jill also teaches follow-on individual stand-up comedy lessons for participants who have completed this course, and would like to continue with their development and progression in stand-up comedy. You need to have completed either this course or her 12 week stand-up comedy course to qualify for Jill's advanced workshop.
Accomodation, meals, drinks, comedy club tickets and additional expenses are not included.
Brighton has hundreds of hotels from boutique to familiar big brand names, local B & B's and budget range hostels to suit all tastes and budgets. The best and only recommendation we can offer you is to use the excellent Trip Advisor website to find the right accomodation for you: www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Age Limit: you need to be eighteen years old or over to join this comedy course.
Blue Badge Parking: Please e-mail Jill if you need information on blue badge parking bays. The Komedia is wheelchair accessible but please e-mail Jill to check out any other accessibility issues or concerns.
Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Refund Policy:
Please note £100.00 of your course fee is a non-refundable deposit (to cover our admin costs).
Up to 60 days before course start date - course fee refund (minus non-refundable deposit);
Within 60 days of course start date - no refund.
Places on this course are non-transferable and cannot be transferred to another course.
If you book a place on this stand-up comedy course you are agreeing to this refund policy.
We strongly advise you to have adequate holiday insurance in place to help cover your costs or non-refundable expenses if unforseen circumstances should prevent you from attending your summer holiday course.
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