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Learn stand-up comedy for beginners with our acting & drama courses in Sydney.

Free the comic inside you and create material to leave them laughing in the aisles! Anyone can be funny if they just know how. This course will help you acquire the basic techniques of comedy writing, presentation and performance, with the added bonus of an option to perform in front of an invited audience at a real comedy venue!
If you want to learn about Stand Up Comedy, improve your confidence in public speaking, or just have heaps of fun – then this Stand-up Comedy for Beginners Class is for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you should have learned to:

  • understand the concept of comic persona and be able to identify their own
  • have learned practical tools for writing comedy
  • have written material that compliments their comic persona
  • have acquired basic microphone and stage presentation techniques
  • have experienced performing and testing out material in front of a group of people

Course content

During this course, the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Comic tools: how to write comic material
  • Discover comic personas
  • Discover your comic themes
  • Stand up format: set up a punch line
  • Microphone technique
  • Stagecraft
  • Performance
  • Creating safe space
  • Freeing your imagination
  • Storytelling

Please bring to class

  • A4 Pad/Book
  • Pen, pencil and eraser
  • And last, but by no means least, a sense of humour

There will be an in-house performance in the last session. This is for those students who would like to exercise their new skills. This is not by any means compulsory.

Classes

Stand-up Comedy Course for Beginners

<p>Learn stand-up comedy for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drama-acting">acting & drama courses</a> in Sydney.</p><p>Free the comic inside you and

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$284Limited inc GST/$227.20/$255.60
Stand-up Comedy Course for Beginners

<p>Learn stand-up comedy for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drama-acting">acting & drama courses</a> in Sydney.</p><p>Free the comic inside you and

...
$284Limited inc GST/$227.20/$255.60
Stand-up Comedy Course for Beginners

<p>Learn stand-up comedy for beginners with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/drama-acting">acting & drama courses</a> in Sydney.</p><p>Free the comic inside you and

...
$284Limited inc GST/$227.20/$255.60

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Stand-up Comedy Course for Beginners

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Stand-up Comedy Course for Beginners

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Course testimonials:

  • said:Rob was very friendly, and easy to relate to. the course could have been a couple more lessons to get more practice at Stand up comedy, But none the less there was lots of stuff gone over. The groups size was just about correct with lots of different people making the who evening go very fast. Rob is a great teacher and gets everyone involved , even if they are a bit reluctant to have a go. A fun course and I am missing it already. I did find the acoustics of the room a bit distorting, but not a great problem. Maybe a carpeted room would be better. Keep up the great work, Cheers again to Rob, Fab stuff.

  • said:The course methodology was very good. Rob is an excellent teacher. Enjoyed the class room sessions. Rob was very funny, interactive. Threw us a lot of examples and connecting it to theory. Wish there was part-2 or more advanced version of this class.

  • said:Our Teacher was top notch.

  • said:Very simple and confidence inspiring

  • said:4 Stars!

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