Beginning Stand-Up Comedy

AGES 17+

Always wanted to try your hand at Stand-Up Comedy but don’t know where to begin? Our next 8 week Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course will commence Saturday 23rd April 2022.

This exciting comedy course will look at ways of crafting great gags, exploring joke structure, and developing storytelling techniques to hone your comedic voice. There will be weekly writing exercises, as well as regular, friendly feedback on your material and performance. This course is ideal for anyone looking for laughs and wanting to try their hand at something new. The course will be run by stand-up and improviser Kate McCabe.

As comedy venues continue to re-open now is the perfect time to get gig ready, brush up on your comedy writing skills or practice delivering comedic material. No previous experience necessary!

‘This is the first comedy course I have been on, I really didn’t know what to expect. I’m writing had dried up over lockdown and I didn’t feel I had much motivation. Kate is a brilliant tutor and ran the course with ease, for the first time in a while I felt motivated and made use of the individual tutorial time to help with my weekly tasks. I feel I have gotten alot out of this course, more knowledge around my persona as a performer, also how to structure jokes. If there are any more courses available, I wouldn’t hesitate in joining one. Completely recommend.’ Laura Bason – Creative Freelancer

The full cost of the course is just £115* and is limited to just 10 spaces. We continually work to keep workshops as affordable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to set-up an alternative payment plan.

Workshops run Saturday Afternoons 12.30-2.30pm for 8 weeks at The Barking Dog pub in Urmston. There are plenty of nearby parking options.  The Barking Dog is also accessible via bus (15, 23, 255) and is a short walk from Urmston train station.

Book Now:

Our next Beginning Stand-Up course is now full. We have started a waiting list should there be any drop-outs. If you would like us to add you to the list please contact us here. We will also be running a Foundation Improv taster session in May – Date TBC.

If you have any questions about our Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course please don’t hesitate to get in touchOur classes are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy performance schools.

COVID-19 Statement:

May be subject to change in line with government mandates.

We want everyone to feel safe and confident in our workshops. We strongly urge you to protect yourselves and others during the workshops, respecting the boundaries and personal decisions of all in attendance. Whilst masks are no longer mandatory we are happy for you to wear one if you prefer. All of our workshop facilitators will take a Lateral Flow Test before workshops and we advise attendees to do the same. We ask that you do not to attend if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (please contact us if you are unable to attend a session). Windows will be open within the space to allow air flow. We encourage distancing where space allows however some exercises may lead to closer physical proximity.

About Kate:

Kate McCabe has been performing live comedy for over 20 years. She teaches stand-up with multiple organisations including CSzUK, University of Salford and Leicester Comedy Festival.

“…Just a goddamn delight” MCR Wire

“Delivers strong material with aplomb” Three Weeks