Courses

Angel Comedy School 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.

 

ANGEL COMEDY SCHOOL

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.

 

  • Saturday25/11/2017
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Monday27/11/2017
    11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This is a one-off chance to work with a Writer, Director, Performer who has created numerous ★★★★★ shows of his own and has numerous TV credits under his belt, and has helped create, direct shows, sets and DVD’s.


  • Sunday26/11/2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday03/12/2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday17/12/2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This weekly session is a place for comedians of all abilities to motivate themselves to write. The sessions are informal and friendly; it’s all about providing a designated space for writing and inspiration.


  • Saturday09/12/2017
    11:00 am - 4:30 pm

(“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it thinks about dogs”  John Osborne)

A to-the-point guide to being a five star critic.

Taught by Kate Copstick.


  • Week 1
    Saturday06/01/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Week 2
    Saturday13/01/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Week 3
    Saturday20/01/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Week 4
    Saturday27/01/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Week 5
    Saturday03/02/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For people who have never done stand up comedy or new comedians looking to sharpen their act. We will look at the very basics of stand up comedy from learning how to write a simple “pull back and reveal” joke to how to apply for gigs on the London circuit. The courses will not only cover detailed joke writing, but also performance and how to start gigging – and will culminate in your own gig at Angel comedy!


  • Day 1
    Saturday13/01/2018
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Day 2
    Sunday14/01/2018
    10:30 am - 4:30 pm

From 1897 to 1962 the Grand Guignol horror theatre of Paris thrilled audiences with gory spectaculars that would give birth to today’s horror film genre. Performed in an over-the-top melodramatic style, Grand Guignol by today’s standards lends itself to comedy, but is also gritty and nightmarish enough to keep audiences squirming in their seats and shielding their eyes.

In this workshop we will create larger-than-life characters ranging from the criminally insane (and their victims) to mad doctors who calmly carry out horrific operations in the name of medicine. We will learn to make gory special effects (which we will use excessively–Blood will flow! Heads will roll!) and explore how sound effects can make our frightful reenactments all the more cringe inducing.


  • Week 1
    Saturday27/01/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Week 2
    Saturday03/02/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Week 3
    Saturday10/02/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Week 4
    Saturday17/02/2018
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come and learn some of the central tenets of MC-ing from Angel Comedy MC, Chortle Nominated MC, and Award Winning Stand Up and Angel Comedy founder Barry Ferns. There is a limited number of spaces and there are presently no plans to repeat this course again in the near future.