Jill Edwards Autumn 2016 Stand-Up Comedy Course
|Dates|| Saturdays - Sept' 17th till Dec' 3rd 2016
|Times||(12 consecutive Saturdays) 1pm - 4pm|
|Location||Downstairs at Komedia, Gardner St, Brighton|
"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 Seann Walsh, award winning comic and tv regular.
Jill teaches her affordable accessible comedy classes in an actual comedy club, at the award winning Komedia, Brighton. Her highly acclaimed 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 stand-up comedian or you just fancy having a go at it, then this is the best starting point for you. It's well-established, practical, inspirational - and a lot of fun!
"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 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 top comedy venue the Komedia, which is also the home of her monthly comedy club Comic Boom.
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 comedy skills. The supportive, encouraging atmosphere of this well-structured comedy 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 course. You will learn to do all of this in the classes, 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.
"Above all the experience was immense fun and I would recommend it to anyone interested in comedy." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Graduate Shappi Khorsandi, award winning comic and tv regular
Comedy Course Outline
The course runs on 12 consecutive Saturdays.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:
Practical creative exercises to inspire, generate ideas and access your "inner comic;"
- Unique comedy writing techniques, formats, incl. straightforward joke writing;
- Performance skills incl. timing, conquering nerves, remembering material, mic technique;
- How to deal with hecklers efectively, coping with and learning from "dying" on stage;
- Performing in class: positive constructive feedback to develop your material/skills;
- How/where/when to start gigging: advice, tips, guest professional comic Q + A;
- You will be encouraged to "see" what you are learning in class at comedy clubs;
- Course also includes key points handouts.
The skills you'll acquire also apply to other areas of your life, writing, performing, presentations and public speaking.
The course concludes with an informal in-class show. You'll perform your short stand-up set with microphone, lights, on stage at the Komedia (it's not open to the public). We will film this set as a memento of your course.
A chance to perform in a "New Act Night" show - live at Komedia!
There's an opportunity to perform your set to our friendly Komedia comedy panel in class on week 11 of this course. They will invite the course participants who are the most ready, to perform in a public "New Act Night" show at Brighton's Komedia on Tues Dec 6th 2016. Performing in this show is not part of course or guaranteed as places are limited. Jill also runs monthly in-house comedy club Comic Boom at Brighton's Komedia.
If you know you would have to miss weeks 1, 2, 3 or 11 of this stand-up comedy course it would be better for you to book onto the following one.
"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
Jill runs a follow-on weekly advanced workshop in Brighton exclusive to participants who complete this course. She also teaches individual comedy lessons for graduates and experienced comedians.
Please book early; as the highly acclaimed original, Jill Edwards Brighton comedy course is very popular and sells out well in advance.
Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Refund Policy:
Please note £50.00 of your course fee is a non-refundable deposit to cover admin costs.30 days before course start date - course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 30 - 15 days of course start date - 50% course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 14 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 comedy course you are agreeing to this refund policy.
You need to bring current proof of concession status with you to the first class.
You are welcome to buy a concession place if you are unemployed or a full-time student.
You need to be eighteen 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.
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Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops
Jill Edwards runs the most established comedy courses in the country. Her stand-up comedy courses have a proven and continuous track record of success. Over 20 years Jill has trained some of the UK's top television comedians including, Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Angela Barnes, Romesh Ranganathan and Seann Walsh. Jill Edward's comedy courses are based at Komedia Brighton and regularly sell out, so make sure you book early.