Comedy & Creative Writing Courses

Standup Comedy & Creative writing courses

All Brighton stand up comedy course’s are on a first come, first served basis so early booking is advised. Gift Vouchers are available for all courses.

The Beginners Stand up Comedy 6 week course

These courses run on consecutive Tuesday’s from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Course Content & overview

This course will deliver a step by step process to becoming a stand-up comedian. A practical course designed to provide the tools and know-how for you to tap into your own comedy genius. Learn how to write and structure your own material and deliver it with confidence. Tap into positive body language and stage techniques which will enhance all future public speaking experiences. The first half of the class is theory based and the second half is dedicated to performance and feedback. There is advice on how to market yourself and a list of contacts to secure future gigs should you choose to work on the comedy circuit. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to entertain a friendly audience in our showcase performance.

Cost £180

Concessions £170: unemployed and full time students will supply proof of status at the first class.

Refunds

A refund is available up to 30 days before any course start date. No refunds after this deadline. If you book a place on a course then you are agreeing to the refund policy.

6 Week Course Dates 2016/2017

October 6th 2016 -Full

January 31st 2017- Full-waiting list closed.

April 25th 2017-Booking now.

September 5th 2017

How to book for all courses

BOOK ONLINE HERE or Fill in the Course Application form (click to download it) and email it to brightoncomedycourse@yahoo.co.uk

When the course fees have cleared you will receive an email confirming your place on your chosen course. Please note that a condition of being on the course is doing the homework. If you are booking a course as a gift, the voucher will be sent through email.

The Advanced Stand up Comedy Course

This course is rolled out once a year and runs on consecutive weekday’s for five weeks from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Course content and overview.

Brighton Comedy Course Advanced Stand up course is for people who have already completed the beginners course with BCC or who have experience of working on the comedy circuit and are serious about comedy.

There is regular support and guidance throughout the course, including practical exercises and tips on how to edit existing material and brainstorm new material. There is also the option of writing a whole new set from scratch. Students will work individually and as a team to build a polished comedy set. There will be gig analysis for those working on the circuit, what worked, what didn’t and why. How can we improve our sets. We will look at more complicated joke techniques and aim to incorporate them into our material. There is also a full class on compering, with everything you need to know to run your own gig.

There will be advice on how to market yourself and a list of contacts to secure future gigs on the comedy circuit in Brighton, London and further afield. At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to relive the graduation gig with the showcase performance.

As in the beginners week course, writing material for homework is a must and an updated material diary is highly recommended.

Cost £165

£155 (Concession conditions and refund policy above.)

Advanced Course Dates 2017

June 6th-Booking Now

The Online Comedy Course

This 8 week course is ideal for distance learning. Start and completion dates are flexible though regular slots are beneficial to progress, so encouraged when possible. Every week the classes are sent by email. The content includes comedy theory and comedy exercises.  Each week there will be homework set. This will include a short piece of stand up performance from you by video or audio and any other written homework tasks. There is constructive feedback every week on your homework from your tutor. On week 6, your material will be edited and ideas will be given on how to improve it. The course also includes two one hour sessions by phone or Skype during the course.

Course Content & overview

This course will deliver a step by step process to becoming a stand-up comedian. A practical course designed to provide the tools and know-how for you to tap into your own comedy genius. Learn how to write and structure your own material and deliver it with confidence. Tap into positive body language and stage techniques which will enhance all future public speaking experiences. There is advice on how to market yourself should you choose to work on the comedy circuit. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to entertain a friendly audience in our showcase performance if it’s possible to travel to the venue.

Cost £220

Optional Skype sessions are available for £40 per hour.

The Beginners Creative Writing Course

Beginners Creative Writing course dates 2017-7.30pm-9.30pm

February 2nd-closed

April 27th- Booking now.

Course Content: Over the six week course we will look at the basics of character, plot and dialogue. We will discover how to produce a character, bring them to life and make them memorable. We will also look at how to plot fiction looking at methods of planning, mind maps, story boards, and chapter breakdowns. There will be a number of writing exercises where you will have the opportunity to experiment with character and plot in different forms of writing; short stories, flash fiction and as part of a novel. Week 5 & 6 will be a introduction to writing a novel.

Course Price: £120 for six weeks. Gift Vouchers available. Payment can be made through Paypal or BACS. Contact me for further details or book through our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/brightoncreativewriting/

Venue

We work from a friendly venue called Artista Cafe on Waterloo Street, Brighton, in the private room upstairs.

Corporate settings can also be arranged.

Taster Session

T.B.D

Course Content & overview

On these fun taster sessions, you’ll have a go at writing comedy material and delivering it. These sessions aim to raise your confidence with the goal to perform at the end of the session. In our performance section there will be personalized feedback from a comedian with 17 years experience. These taster courses are ideal for anyone thinking of coming on the beginner’s courses. This course is also ideal for enhancing public speaking skills and delivering presentations. So whether you just want to try something new, find something fun for that hen or stag do or impress your friends, look no further. All Brighton Comedy Courses are taught in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Cost £25

Concession £20

Wedding Speech & Public Speaking Tuition

Do you want to write a speech with style? Brighton Comedy Course can teach you how to write, edit and deliver a funny, entertaining speech that will go down in history. Tuition will incorporate timing, delivery and stage techniques to help make your speech unforgettable. This expert tuition is ideal for any public speaking occasions.

Tuition overview

This coaching is delivered one on one. Practical tuition designed to provide the tools and know-how for you to tap into your own comedy genius. Learn how to write and structure your own speech, pitch or presentation and deliver it with confidence.

Prices listed below.

Private One to One Comedy Tuition

This year’s highlights have included a TED talk, Corporate Business Pitches, BNI presentations, Best Man and Father & Mother of the Bride speeches.

Personal one to one coaching sessions run for two hours and the package options are for 2, 3, 5 or 8 appointments. Sessions are specifically tailored to the individual’s goals.

2 appointments (4 hrs) = £140

3 appointments (6 hrs) = £200

5 appointments (10 hrs) = £330

8 appointments (16 hrs) = £530

Email Louise at brightoncomedycourse@yahoo.co.uk or call 07428 093 364 to discuss requirements.