Beginner's stand up comedy course

Beginner's stand up comedy course
3 August 2024
9:30 a.m.

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, from learning how to write a “pull back and reveal” joke to applying for gigs on the London circuit and the course culminates in your own gig at Angel Comedy!

This is a 5 week course, running on Saturdays from the 3rd of August to the 31st of August. The course includes a final showcase at The Bill Murray - additional to the five class dates.

About the tutor:

Nick Elleray is an award-winning stand-up comic, who performs regularly at Angel Comedy and other clubs in London and the South-East.

Shortlisted three times for the BBC New Comedy Award, he has been a finalist in such major competitions as The NATYs; Up The Creek One To Watch; Leicester Square New Act of the Year; and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year.

Nick has been taking stand-up shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2012, garnering great reviews - particularly for 2019's Big Nick Energy, with praise focusing on his 'savvy writing' (Chortle) and 'cracking good jokes' (Three Weeks). He also works privately on show development and joke-writing with other acts.


"Nick was great. Incredibly knowledgeable, personable and of course funny. I thought his feedback was incredibly useful and constructive and his teaching technique inclusive and practical. A great guy."

"Nick was amazing! He helped me with writing, mic work, stage presence, and was super supportive and fkn funny throughout the class. Nick knew exactly how to punch up my jokes to make them shine and working with him I put together a really nice 5-minute set!! Nick pushed me to reach out to a bunch of gigs and now I have 15 gigs lined up for the next month!"

"Absolute legend, great feedback, support and guidance - like our very own comedy dad"

"Nick is a great tutor, great feedback and is always encouraging"

"Informed, informative, encouraging, calm and funny. Also tolerant of all our different personalities and styles."


£294.99 or £224.99 (NHS, student and unemployment discounts available - just ask)

Up to 16 places available total


Saturday 3rd August, Saturday 10th August, Saturday 17th August, Saturday 24th August and Saturday 31st August plus showcase on 7th September.

Time – 10:30am-2pm

10:00 AM - Doors open

Presented by Angel Comedy.

This is an 18+ event

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