Stand-up Comedy for Beginners

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Learn stand-up comedy for beginners with our Acting & Drama classes 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.


By the end of this course you will have learned how 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.


Stand-up Comedy for Beginners

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$284 Limited inc GST / $227.20 / $255.60

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Rob is a very experienced comic. Really knows his stuff when it comes to comedy and the approach he uses to teach it. Thoroughly recommend this course. Most enjoyable and a good laugh.

  • said: Our teacher Rob was incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and a great all round person. He made the course something that I looked forward to going to each week and the content interesting to learn about. I find the quality of teachers in any learning environment are what make or break a course, and we we're incredibly lucky to have Rob teach us. I'd highly recommend this course to other students wanting to learn comedy.

  • 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.

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