Stand Academy Comedy Course

Have you wanted to try stand-up comedy? Then try the brand-new Stand Academy, where seasoned professional working comedians will be your tutors for a tough but fun bootcamp.

Stand Academy Comedy Course

About Stand Academy Comedy Course

Stand Academy

Hey! Fancy unleashing your funny bones? Have you wanted to try stand-up comedy, but didn’t really know where to start? Or do you know someone who would love to take to the stage as a comedian? Well, we’ve got a gift for you…

The legendary Stand Comedy Club welcomes you to our brand-new Stand Academy, where seasoned professional working comedians will be your tutors for our tough but fun bootcamp comedy course.

It’s not for the faint hearted, but our intensive one-day course will help students create a firm foundation to start your career as a stand up, or even to use these skills in the workplace to create knock out presentations and improve your public speaking.

You’ll have the chance to perform on the stage before a paying audience at the world-famous Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh

Places are limited to only 15, so you’ll receive fairly intensive attention!

THE COURSE

Microphone technique

Or as we like to call it, how not to look like a fanny when you take the mic out of the stand

Taking the fear out of performing.

Beat the nerves. Even the ones that make you fart. And they do.

Stagecraft

Working that stage, audience interaction and unarmed heckler combat

Turning your sense of humour into gags

Those stories you tell that crack everyone up? Those. Thats your material

Using those gags to structure a set

Getting you started in stand up

How the Comedy Business works

THE SHOWCASE

Students will be encouraged (but not bullied) into taking part at our showcase night. Using these skills learned at the Stand Academy, you could be taking the mic at the iconic Stand Comedy Club during our Showcase night.

Your very first five minutes as a comedian could be on the same stage that launched Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges.

THE COST

£125 (If you are purchsing as a gift, please email admin@thestand.co.uk with details of where we should post information)

THE TIME

10.00am – 5.30pm (you do get a break for lunch)

THE AGE RESTRICTION

This course is suitable for 18+ as it takes place on a licenced premises.

THE DATES

Saturday 02 March 2019 | Workshop (10am -5pm)
Sunday 03 March 2019 | Workshop Showcase (4pm - 5.30pm)
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Saturday 01 June 2019 | Workshop (10am -5pm)
Sunday 02 June 2019 | Workshop Showcase (4pm - 5.30pm)
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Saturday 14 September 2019 | Workshop (10am -5pm)
Sunday 15 September 2019 | Workshop Showcase (4pm - 5.30pm)
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Saturday 16 November 2019 | Workshop (10am -5pm)
Sunday 17 November 2019 | Workshop Showcase (4pm - 5.30pm)
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OUR TUTORS

Our tutors are headline standard working comedians with a wealth of experience. The course is primarily led by Susan Morrison and Jojo Sutherland, but others may drop by too. There will always be at least 2 professional regular Stand Comedy Club comics.

Susan Morrison

Jojo Sutherland

Paul Sneddon

Jay Lafferty

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Stand Academy Comedy Course are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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