Stand Up Beginner's Course

Stand Up Beginner's Course

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 Sundays from the 29th of October to the 26th of November. The course includes a final showcase at The Bill Murray - additional to the five class dates.

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!

Who is teaching?

Ben Target is an award-winning comedian and critically acclaimed artist. He won the national stand-up accolade: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and was nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer. He has written and performed for Comedy Central, Channel 4, All 4, BBC2, BBC3, BBC Radio 4 and Absolute Radio.

Ben has taught stand-up comedy for Soho Theatre's Young Company, Angel Comedy, Battersea Arts Centre and The Albany Arts Centre. Previous alumni have gone on to receive Edinburgh Comedy Award - Best Newcomer and Funny Women Stage Award nominations. He has also worked as a creative consultant for comedians including: Jamali Maddix, Joe Lycett, Kieran Hodgson, Richard Gadd, Adam Riches, Joz Norris, John Hastings, Sammy Hannah and Bryony Byrne.


Sunday October 29th-26th November plus a showcase (date TBA)

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: The Bill Murray, 39 Queen's Head Street, N1 8NQ

Cost: £295 or £225 (NHS, student and unemployment discounts available - just ask).

10:00 AM - Doors open
- Ben Target

Presented by Angel Comedy.

This is an 18+ event

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