Stand-Up Comedy - Beginners
The basics of stand-up writing and performing.
- 300 euros€300
- Q Factory, Atlantisplein 1
**If we do not have enough sign-ups a week before class starts, we will have to cancel. 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 find a way to get past that? Do you have little or no comedic or performance experience whatsoever? 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. We will discover what is uniquely funny about you personally and give you a passion for comedy packaged alongside the confidence to perform your own material. 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 techniques. • 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. • Intensive editing, understanding exactly what is necessary and what is not. • Discovering your authentic self. • Exploring different styles and techniques outside your comfort zone to learn new things. • The details and importance of delivery both verbally and physically. • Dealing with the unexpected in an effortless way. Also included in this course: • A graduation show on March 24th!! • A video of your performance at the graduation show. • A Whatsapp group for Q&A to share comedy resources with your peers. • A Google Drive folder filled with extensive humor theory bibliography & outlined notes of what we saw in each class. COVID Restrictions: If the regulations restrict meeting in person this course will go online.
easylaughs, Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands