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Comedy Crash Course

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - August 21 @ 2:00 pm BST


Back by popular demand! Your summer holiday in Spain has been cancelled and all this social distancing and mask-wearing is getting you down. Never fear, we’ve got a fun week lined up for you all in the safety of your own home, or back garden. We’re running another of our one-week fast-track Comedy Crash Courses featuring an hour of expert coaching and guidance a day and a showcase with feedback on Friday.

Facilitated by four industry experts, this course provides tailored tips and advice to help you refine your performance style mentally and physically, develop and construct material and refine your comedic skills for the new world order online.

Lynne Parker is the award-winning producer who created Funny Women In 2002. Lynne will begin the week with a workshop that connects you, builds your confidence and kick starts your creative brain into action.

Sophie McCartney the social media influencer and comedimum @tiredandtested will be teaching you about creating funny content online and how she has made a career out of it with 750,000 followers.

Sally Holloway is the author of The Serious Guide to Joke Writing and in the eleven years she was on the comedy circuit, Sally was one of Britain’s top female comics. Sally will be using these skills to teach you how to write innovative jokes.

Lucy Ryan is best know as Ivy Paige, the international showgirl, cabaret star and comedian who seduced the nation on ITV’s The Voice. Lucy will be channelling her art of burlesque, showing you how to incorporate this into your own comedy performance and create your own material.

Daily workshops are held on Zoom, from 12.00pm to 1.00pm Monday to Thursday and recorded should you miss a day.

The week culminates in a live online showcase to receive invaluable feedback from the facilitators and your peers. This is split into two parts with an hour interval on Friday 21st August 11.00am to 12.00pm & 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Full price £75 (+ VAT) plus booking fee, Funny Friends rate £50 (+VAT) plus booking fee. To sign up as a Funny Friend click here.


August 17 @ 12:00 pm BST
August 21 @ 2:00 pm BST
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