led by MARKUS BIRDMAN on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS in central London.

“Top comedy courses”: Chortle.co.uk


This course will introduce you in a fun, friendly and supportive environment to the exciting world of stand-up comedy. 

Whether you are keen to become a comedian or comedy writer, or have a best man's speech coming up, want to be more confident making presentations at work, or it is on your bucket list or you simply want an enjoyable new experience, this course is described as a "magical" experience, with a "superb, enthusiastic tutor".

Amused Moose comedy courses often fill up ages ahead so don't delay enrolling
or you risk miss getting a place, so then have to wait quite a while for another one with dates that suit you

Unlike most comedy courses, ours are led by current headline comedians who regularly perform at the biggest and best comedy clubs in the UK and abroad.

Also uniquely we limit the number of people on this course to 12 at most, to ensure everyone gets lots of individual advice, guidance and encouragement.

Amused Moose Comedy courses (“Top comedy courses”: Chortle.co.uk) are the most affordable around, despite the added-value of being in small groups and of being tutored by awardwinning up-to-date comedians.

During the course you will learn how to:

  • Create comedy routines.
  • Write jokes using a variety of structures.
  • Properly use a microphone.
  • Give a great first impression.
  • Connect with your audience.
  • Deal with nerves.
  • Perform confidently on stage.

The course is led by Markus Birdman who is one of stand-up’s most respected awardwinning British comedians, much in demand in the UK and around the world.  A career highlight was finding himself sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld when compering the Comedy Store.
“Uniquely talented, demonstrates just how it's done”: Evening Standard
“The all-round package; witty, controversial, hip, topical, silly. Made me laugh so hard it hurt. A master”: BBC

No preparation is required.  Minimum age: 18

Because there is nothing as good as a recommendation, here is some recent feedback about this course:

  • “An incredible, amazing, thoroughly enjoyable course, that I certainly recommend.” 
  • “You learn stagecraft, how to write a joke, how to make it funnier, and how to stand up and deliver it so that people laugh.  It’s magical.”
  • “I have done several comedy courses but this is the best, and we had lots of practice with a mic."
  • “The graduation showcase was huge fun, with an audience and everything.  You don't have to do it, but honestly you'd be depriving yourself of a highlight.”
  • “I thoroughly enjoyed working with such an enthusiastic tutor in Markus, who is a quite superb teacher.”
  • “I really enjoyed the course.  Markus managed to make us all funny in a comfortable environment.  My 6th gig is tonight - I love it!”

Course sessions:
12.30pm to 5.30pm on five of these 8 Sundays 6, 13, 20, 27 September and 4, 11, 18 and 25 October (dates will be confirmed as soon as the course leaders performing diary is live, once it is announced that comedy shows will be starting again)
Graduation showcase:           
Evening of Sunday 25 October (Appearing in the showcase will be brilliant and strongly recommended, but is not compulsory)
The Karma Sanctum Hotel’s cinema, 20 Warwick St, Soho, W1B 5NF
(Tube: Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus)
           NB: To be included in the showcase 80% course attendance is necessary.  No refunds are given for sessions not 
           attended, and dates/times/location/course leader etc may very occasionally differ from those shown, without liability. 

HOW TO ENROL:  The course fee is £294 by enrolling online here, with no booking fee.
INSTALMENTS: Alternatively you can hold a place with £194 deposit; then your place is confirmed when the £100 balance is paid 10+ days before the course starts.

If the name associated with the enrolment fee payment is different from the name of the person who will be attending the course, please inform courses@amusedmoose.com to let us know.

You will receive an automated confirmation when your fee has been received.  Then please email courses@amusedmoose.com with your mobile number.

Just a few days before the start date, final details of the course will be reconfirmed by AmusedMooseComedy by email.

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