Online Comedy Course: Stand-Up Comedy

With COVID-19 putting a halt to face-to-face workshops and shows for the foreseeable future, we’ve been looking at ways to keep going online. We are announcing a 4 week online comedy course starting 20th April 2020!

write and perform great stand-up comedy from your home with this online comedy course

There’s absolutely no experience necessary for you to devise your first Stand-Up set whilst sitting down in the comfort of your own home! This exciting online comedy course will look at ways of crafting gags by exploring joke structure and storytelling techniques to hone your comedic voice.

There will be weekly writing exercises as well as regular, friendly feedback on your material and performance. The course is ideal for anyone self-isolating at home and wanting to try their hand at something new.

The classes are limited to just 8 spaces so don’t delay and book today! The full cost of the course is just £75*. We work hard to keep workshops as affordable as possible but don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to set-up an alternative payment plan.

Group sessions will run Monday evenings 7-8pm with one-to-one feedback on Wednesdays.  Visit our Stand-Up Comedy page to book onto this dynamic new online comedy course today.

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.

Live-Stream Laughs and Digital Drop-Ins

We hope everyone is keeping safe and helping to slow the spread of Coronavirus by staying home (where possible). We know things are difficult right now, so if anyone is looking for some laughs, or a distraction from working at home, we are running some digital shows and drop-ins this week.

live streaming comedy to your homes during coronavirus lockdown

We are also live-streaming ComedySportz shows from our houses. We’re doing lunchtime shows 12.30-1.30pm on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th  and an evening show on Saturday 28th at 7pm. If popular we hope to stream more shows in the coming weeks.

We’ll be posting the streaming links into the Facebook events shortly before the shows are scheduled to begin. You can add yourself to the Facebook events or subscribe to our YouTube channel (where the shows will be streamed) to get notifications when we go live. We hope at some point to use the technology to do shows with ComedySportz players worldwide!

Shows are free to watch but donations are welcome – with proceeds used to support our players, many of whom are self-employed and have lost paid work due to Coronavirus. Donations are entirely voluntary and there is no obligation.

Online Workshops

online improv classes

This week we are running a Digital Drop-In on Joke based/Pun games. Digital drop-ins will cost just £5 and the first will be 3-5pm on Saturday 28th March. You can register for the class here.

We will then send you a link that will go live shortly before the class starts. We’re hosting these classes through zoom so you may want to download their app ahead of time. Its free to set up an account.

We will be adding more in the coming weeks and will continue to review the situation in line with official guidelines. However, it is reasonable to assume that venues will be closed for some time. Of course we hope to be able to host workshops in person soon but these sessions will be a chance to laugh and learn together until then!

If you have any questions about the digital Drop-Ins or shows then please do get in touch. Keep an eye on our social media for regular updates or join our mailing list.

Remember! Keep practicing social distancing. Stay home, save lives, don’t touch people’s stuff and keep laughing.

COVID-19

We have made the decision to postpone all workshops until April 18th 2020, at which point we will reassess the situation in line with current guidelines. This means the upcoming Stand-Up and Sketch Writing intensives have been postponed as well as our next few drop-in classes.

We’re deeply disappointed that we are unable to continue to provide classes during this time but safety of workshop attendees and our players must come first.

If you are interested in taking either the Stand Up or Sketch Writing workshops please drop us an email and we’ll be in touch as soon as new dates are confirmed. In the mean time please continue to book a space for our Foundation intensive at the end of April. Rest assured if we have to make the decision to cancel or postpone the workshop we will issue a full refund.

Due to a fluke of scheduling we have very few shows scheduled between now and the 18th April. However we are not outright cancelling shows as we are looking at ways of making them accessible perhaps through live streaming. We will be issuing an update later on this week.

 

Spring Intensives – Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch

We’re delighted to announce a programme of short courses in March-April 2020 including Foundation Improv, Beginning Stand-Up Comedy and Sketch Writing. These short intensive courses cover all the content of our longer workshops but are ideal for those unable to commit to an 8 week course.

These workshops are split over two Saturdays with both sessions running 12.30-5pm. Each course costs just £75 (inc. £30 non-refundable deposit). Full details can be found at the links below.

ComedySportz workshops are fun, friendly and affordable. Learn new skills, meet new people and rediscover your playful side. There’s no experience necessary for any of these short courses. ComedySportz Manchester is part of CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s largest comedy schools. Not sure which course is right for you? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!

Workshops in improv, stand-up and sketch

Upcoming Short Courses

Sketch Writing [POSTPONED]

Explore ways of developing sketches for stages, screen and audio. From the perfect premise to the killer punchline this intensive course will look at ways of making the most of your comedic ideas.

Beginning Stand-Up Comedy [POSTPONED]

Hone your comedic voice and write your first 5 minute set. Great for anyone looking to take their first steps into the world of Stand-Up or build confidence in public speaking.

Foundation Improv 25th April-2nd May 2020

Learn the core skills of Improvisation with this intensive course. Great for anyone looking to develop listening and communication skills or get more confident going off-script. Book Here.

 

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Upcoming Workshops (Update)

Our upcoming Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course is currently full. If you’d like to take a course with us please drop us an email and we’ll let you know if we have any drop-out spaces to be filled. Alternatively sign up to our mailing list and we’ll let you know when we have dates for our next course.

Improv Classes Manchester

We still have a few spaces left on our Foundation Improv course.  Learn the core skills of an improvisation with out fun and friendly workshops. Classes are great fun and a fantastic way to meet new people!

Workshops cover:

  • Yes, And
  • Listening
  • Characters
  • Storytelling
  • Objects
  • Scenes
  • Intro to games

Classes are a safe and supportive way to face uncertainty, develop communications and build confidence going off-script. There’s no experience necessary and plenty of transferable skills for life on and off-stage.

Our classes and facilitators are fully accredited by CSz Worldwide, one of the world’s biggest comedy schools. Don’t miss out on Manchester’s longest running improv workshops!

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