Writing & Performing Stand-Up Comedy course April 2014, funding deadline 17 Sept

What topics are covered by the course?

Presented by MT Courses, this course takes as its starting point stand-up comedy in English but throughout we will contrast compare and incorporate with the comedy traditions in students’ own countries. We will also explore how to merge traditions to create ever funnier material and how best to span those differences. The course aims to equip students with a wide selection of tools to pass on their learning in a range of settings and learning contexts.

This course must be booked via our website; course fees are 900 Euros and 1080 Euros for accommodation and all meals. Until 17th September: FULL FUNDING AVAILABLE. See: www.mtcourses.eu for full details.

Who should attend?

The course aims to emphasize the importance of the cultural roots we have in common with our neighbouring countries whilst tracing the growth of stand up in the UK and its influence in continental Europe. The course should be very interesting to those who are interested in writing and performing stand up and those interested in teaching people to think outside the box.
The learning process will be carried out in a warm, relaxing and encouraging atmosphere, best suited to nurturing the creative process. The emphasis throughout will be on writing and performance. Topics to be covered include:
Joke Writing
Joke Webs
Writing Topical Jokes
Writing as Stream of Consciousness
Surrealist Joke Writing
Honing Your Joke Writing Skills
Compering
Creating Your Comedy Persona

What will I be able to do on completion?

Competently and confidently deliver your own brand of humour to audiences, whether it be as a professional comedian, or in a boardroom presentation.

How will I be assessed?

Participation and attendance

Want to attend for free?
Full funding for this course is available through the Gruntvig programme to UK/EU* adults 18+ involved in adult education. Definitions are broad and include teachers, NGO employees, managers in adult education, disability carers, and many more. Applications for funding MUST be made by 17 September 2013. For full details on funding eligibility requirements and application please see our website: www.mtcourses.eu

Guide Price: Full funding is available until 17 Sept. See website. Otherwise course is 1980€

Delivery: Other
Category: Personal Development »
Duration: 1 Week: 6 Nights, 7 Days
Qualification: certificate of completion and participation

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