Writing stand-up comedy/public speaking

What topics are covered by the course?

Writing and performing stand-up comedy
Date: 19 April 2014 to 26 April 2014
Lacoste, Provence
Tutors: Maureen Younger (UK)

The course takes as its starting point stand-up comedy in English but throughout we will contrast compare and incorporate with the comedy traditions in studentsí 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.

We encourage all professionals from all backgrounds to apply. The skills you'll develop on this course will make you a better communicator, collaborator, presenter, and teacher no matter what your field by giving you confidence and public speaking skills.
Participants are encouraged to exchange knowledge and share personal experiences with the other participants and lecturers and will be actively encouraged to enrich their creative output with their own national influences.

Who should attend?

Youíll learn new personal and professional skills that you can pass on, whilst developing your creativity by engaging with a multi-national and diverse classroom. The course is delivered in English by two high-profile practicing comedians on the British and German scenes.

The course aims to emphasize the importance of the cultural roots we have in common with our neighboring 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.

What will I be able to do on completion?

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 and Creating Your Comedy Persona.

How will I be assessed?

Sessions will be practical and will culminate in an evening of live performance by all participants, compered by one of the tutors.

Ongoing support will be available by email and through a dedicated course website.

Course fee: £850

This program is 6 days/night and takes place in the beautiful town of Lauris in Provence, France. Course fee includes accommodation, all meals (including wine with meals) and tuition fees. 200 Euro deposit required upon booking.

Please contact for further details:
Or email: mel@movingtheatre.com
+44 (0)1323 815 731

Guide Price: £850

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Vocational Training »
Duration: 1 Week

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