Beginning Stand-Up Comedy


COVID-19 UPDATE: We know there is understandable uncertainty around what the latest COVID variant means for live events in early 2022. Rest assured that, should workshops be postponed due to any potential lockdown, your booking will be transferred to the rescheduled dates at no additional cost or we will offer a full refund.

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 5th February 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 is plenty of nearby parking. The Barking Dog is also accessible via bus (15, 23, 255) and is a short walk from Urmston train station.

Book Now:

Our next course is currently full. We are now operating a waiting list as we sometimes we have last minute drop-outs. All you have to do is email us to add you name to the waiting list. Alternatively why not consider a place on our Foundation in Improv course?

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 will update our COVID safety policy closer to the start of the workshops. If you have any questions the please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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