Beginner\'s stand up comedy course (week 5) at courses - Angel Comedy Club

Beginner's stand up comedy course (week 5)

Tuesday 1st October 2024, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - courses

7:30-9:30 pm - The King's Arms, London Bridge

Fun and friendly, exciting and inspiring, this course teaches you everything you need to know to become a stand-up comic, led by one of the most respected comedians on the circuit.

"One of my favourite comedians and people. I wouldn't be doing comedy if it wasn't for Luke." Joel Dommett

This 5 week course is perfect for complete beginners or people who have already done some gigs and want to speed up their development.

It is also great for people who want to build confidence, improve their work presentations, have a best man speech coming up or just hate speaking in public.

Bucket lists, mid-life crises, new challenges, we cater for them all!

"Luke is to comedy what Pep Guardiola is to football. A master of the craft." Simon Brodkin (aka Lee Nelson)

Running on Tuesday evenings (7.30-9.30pm) in London Bridge from September 3rd - October 1st, the course includes a showcase performance at The Bill Murray Comedy Club, Islington at 1pm on Saturday 5th October.

Below is a list of just some of the subjects and skills covered in the course:

How to write great jokes

How to mould them into brilliant routines

How to generate ideas

How to perform with confidence

How to connect with your audience

How to give a great first impression

General stage craft and performance technique

Microphone technique

Dealing with nerves and hecklers

The golden rules of writing comedy

The secret of comedy (it's not what you think)

How to fix jokes that aren't working

How to find your voice

How to put together a set

Offence: Where's the line?

Truth in comedy

PLUS loads of individual advice and helpful tips.

"Luke is a brilliant teacher of stand-up comedy. With charm and encouragement, he brings an inspiring range of insight and perspective to a comedian's raw ideas, whatever their experience.” Jeff Innocent

About the tutor:

Luke Toulson has been a stand-up comedian for 17 years, performing at all the major comedy clubs in the country, doing 7 solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and appearing on Russell Howard's Good News. He has won or been nominated for numerous awards, written for and directed many well-known comedians who have featured on Live at the Apollo, the Royal Variety Performance and Mock The Week, and has been teaching comedy courses since 2018. “Luke is a brilliant teacher - honestly I’ve done a few courses and his was by far the most succinct and insightful, it’s already helped me so much!” Janine Harouni

Feedback for previous courses:

"I signed up to a six week course with Luke for comedy, it was arguably one of the most interesting and fun experiences I’ve had so far. Luke went above and beyond in every single aspect, he has now given me the platform and confidence to stand in front of strangers and try to make them laugh. The course was so easy going and Luke was a fantastic mentor. Highly recommended 10 out of 10." - Alan Artek

"Luke Toulson's Beginners Course will equip you with all the tools needed to start your comedy career and give you an in-depth, experienced insight into the art of Stand Up Comedy! Incredible course. Can't recommend enough." - Sonny Savage

"Luke has a real skill in providing constructive and honest feedback while always being very encouraging. The course far exceeded my expectations and I see this as the beginning of something really fun and rewarding. He cultivated a really friendly and supportive group which I never expected and am so pleased with." - Ian Wood


£294.99 or £224.99 (NHS, student, unemployed) - please email us at to ask about this!

Up to 12 places available.


Tuesday 3rd September, Tuesday 10th September, Tuesday 17th September, Tuesday 24th September & Tuesday 1st October.




The King's Arms, 65 Newcomen Street, London Bridge, SE1 1YT.


The Bill Murray, Islington - Saturday 5th October, 1:30pm-4pm.

Book your place HERE.

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