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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 you just learn how. This course will cover 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 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 will:

  • understand the concept of comic persona and identify your own
  • have learned practical tools for writing comedy
  • have written material that complements your 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 notebook
  • 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 for students who would like to exercise their new skills. This is completely optional.

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 &amp; drama courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Free the comic inside you

...
$284 Limited inc GST / $213 / $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 &amp; drama courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Free the comic inside you

...
$284 Limited inc GST / $213 / $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: Interactive, and plenty of opportunities to practice techniques in front of others with plenty of feedback.

  • said: Very simple and confidence inspiring

  • said: Thoroughly enjoyed this course and learning the art of comedy writing, and the different types of comedy performance. Rob’s wealth of knowledge and guidance in the comedy world will fill you with the confidence to perform your first stand up comedy routine shortly after completing the course. Highly Recommend this course

  • said: Rob is an excellent communicator. I thoroughly enjoyed the course - learnt a lot and had fun at the same time. Best of all, Rob's style enabled everyone to get out of their comfort zones in a safe environment.

  • said: I enjoyed learning the process/work required for stand-up comedy. How to create a framework to then build a set around and the tools required to get there.