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Stand-up - Beginners - UTRECHT

The basics of stand-up comedy writing and performing

  • Starts 4 Sept
  • 300 euros
  • DUMS

Available spots


Service Description

Taught by Steven Morgan. Please note: If we do not have enough sign-ups a week before class starts, we will need to cancel and refund those who have already signed up. Have you ever wanted to try standup comedy, but don’t know where to begin? Do you have trouble with public speaking and want to get past that? Do you have little or no performance experience whatsoever, and want to change that? Then this is the course for you! With this course we will guide you through a series of lessons in standup comedy writing and performance, culminating in a performance in front of a real-life audience. We will help you prepare your comedic writing with the stage in mind, as well as develop transferable writing techniques and communication skills that will be relevant in any profession. You will be taught skills which will not only be useful for your set, but for life in general. Our coaches are active experienced performers. They are well versed in the profession of standup comedy, so they know all you need to know on how to transition from being a beginner to taking it professional. They have the insight into what it takes, and what can help to make that jump. You’ll take 8 classes, each 2-hours, one per week. We teach both the basic theory and the practice of stand-up comedy, from the desk work to the stage. Our lessons include an interactive mix of lectures, performance practice, workshopping, writing exercises and feedback. Topics covered include: • Basic performance, delivery techniques, both verbally and physically. • Writing techniques as a way of life, capturing yourself at your best. • Self-discovery about how you are perceived by others and what you can do with this information while discovering your authentic voice. • Intensive editing, understanding exactly what is necessary and what is not. • Exploring different styles and techniques outside your comfort zone. • Dealing with the unexpected in an effortless way. • Performing your set at your graduation show on October 25th!! • A video of your performance at the graduation show. Steven is a Welsh person who started improv & standup while living in Australia and now lives in Utrecht. He is the former organiser of the Bris Funny Fest, founder of Brisbane's Comedy Commentary Cinema, host of the standup comedy night LYFAO, one half of Tru2U and host of the webseries Real Power Talk. He has performed improv & standup internationally in countries such as the UK, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • De Utrechtse Muziekschool (DUMS), Domplein, Utrecht, Netherlands


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