Week 5: Stand-Up Beginners Course & Showcase

21/03/20 11:00

This course is 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 course will not only cover detailed joke writing, but also performance  – and will culminate in your own gig at Angel comedy!

This is a 5 week course, running every Saturday from the 22nd of February to the 21st of March, with a showcase for everyone's friends and family on Sunday April 5th.

Previous alumni have gone on to place 2nd in the Amused Moose and 3rd in So You Think You're Funny, and have been finalists in the Leicester Square New Comedian competition and in Prides Got Talent. 4 alumni have got to the semi-finals of So You Think You're Funny and 2 Beat the Gong at the Comedy Store. This could also be you in the year after you take this course!

Tutor: Francis Foster
Francis Foster is a stand up comedian and teacher. He trained as a drama teacher at the world renowned Central School of Speech and Drama and has taught drama in schools all around London and the south West. As a comedian he was runner up in the New Act of The Year Awards 2015 and performs at the most prestigious comedy clubs in the UK. He is a writer for TV programs such as Mock The Week and “Safe Word” and has recently returned from supporting Eddie Izzard on his tour of Spain.