Last night Brighton Comedy Course welcomed its new recruits for the last course of the year. The course was full to capacity with a few last minute applicants. The objectives of the class were varied, one wanted to be a better teacher (to scary secondary kids), several of the class wanted to beat their fear of public speaking and there were those who want to go on to be stand up comedians. The team gelled well and a few laughs were had.
We looked at the role of a comedian, the ups and the downs. One student, who shall not be named, confided that his idea of the upside of the job would be the groupies. Clearly a man! We spent the rest of the class concentrating on material. The class quickly gathered that there is comedy in everything, so many subjects to choose from. I was so impressed that every single one of them, after just ten minutes of writing material, got up and performed in front of the class. I’m really looking forward to next week to see what comedy gems they come up with.
Roll on Graduation day where they’ll take the mike in front of a live audience. I can tell already that they have what it takes to do it, helped by the encouragement of the class mates and the hard work that they’re about to put in.
Well done all. The journey has just begun.