Courses

Angel Comedy runs a comprehensive programme of affordable courses alongside our Second City training.

The programme includes courses in stand up, joke and sketch writing, comedy film making and podcasting, protest comedy, and long and short form improv.

 

COURSES AT ANGEL COMEDY

In 2017 Angel Comedy will be running a comprehensive programme of affordable courses, alongside our Second City training, at our venue, the Bill Murray.

As well as courses in stand up, joke and sketch writing, comedy film making and podcasting, protest comedy, and long and short form improv, we’ll also be running special intensive courses with well known artists such as the Pajama Men, John Gordillo and many more more.

On Tuesdays at The Bill Murray, John Gordillo will be leading The Comedians Studio, a collaborative workshop where comedians work together to hone their writing and performance skills.

 

  • Tuesday17/01/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

John Gordillo will be leading “The Comedians’ Studio” on Tuesdays @ The Bill Murray. Based on the famous “Actors’ Studio”, it will be a place where comedians of all experiences and backgrounds can work together on deepening their understanding of the art form of stand-up comedy, in terms of writing, performance, and authenticity.


  • Week 2
    Wednesday18/01/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 3
    Wednesday25/01/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 4
    Wednesday01/02/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 5
    Wednesday08/02/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The courses will not only cover detailed joke writing, they will also include sessions from writers of Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 cats. Topics discussed include writing topical material and a huge amount of different techniques for developing, editing and generating material for page and stage.


  • Week 2
    Thursday19/01/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 3
    Thursday26/01/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 4
    Thursday02/02/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Week 5
    Thursday09/02/2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The courses will not only cover detailed joke writing, but also performance and how to get onto the circuit and start gigging elsewhere – and will culminate in your own gig at Angel comedy! This is a 5 week course. (more…)


  • Day 1
    Saturday21/01/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Sunday22/01/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The focus of this workshop is to unlock the writer in you by following your instincts as an actor/performer/improviser.

We will start by building rich characters on our feet. Through guided improvisation we will zero in on your character’s idiosyncrasies, voices, postures, and world view. Once we have a handle on these new personas we can use them as powerful writing tools.


  • Day 1
    Saturday04/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    Sunday12/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Want to podcast but have no idea where to start? We’ve all been there. Introducing Angel Comedy’s first ever podcasting course with James Quintin
and Simon Caine. Our new 2 day course (on consecutive weekends) will show you how to take your podcast from idea to being published.


  • Day 1
    Monday06/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday07/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday08/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday09/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday10/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Improv Level A is the first class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally.


  • Day 1
    Monday06/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday07/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday08/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday09/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday10/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Learn how Saturday Night live and other Classic US TV shows have been created – using these Second City techniques.


  • Day 1
    Monday13/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday14/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday15/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday16/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday17/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Improv Level A is the first class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including people who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally.


  • Day 1
    Monday13/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 2
    Tuesday14/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 3
    Wednesday15/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 4
    Thursday16/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Day 5
    Friday17/02/2017
    10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Improv Level B is the second class in the beginner improv program at The Second City. These improv classes are for anyone who wants to learn how to improvise, including students who want to do improv for fun, to better their professional skills, or to eventually pursue it professionally. In Level B, students build upon the skills they learned in Level A and start learning how to improvise scenes. Strong, relationship-based scene work is the backbone of the work we do at The Second City. Students learn the skills crucial to scene work, including emotion, listening, and transformation, as well as continue to hone skills learned in Level A, like ensemble, object work, and “yes, and.”