Absolute And Almost Beginners Comedy course, starting on 17 February 2018

, led by MARKUS BIRDMAN on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS in central London.

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

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.

We also limit the numbers on each course to 12 to ensure each of you gets loads of individual advice and support.

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 and hecklers.
  • 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 are some recent ones about this course:

  • “You learn stagecraft, how to write a joke, how to make it funnier, and how to stand up and deliver that joke so that people laugh.  It’s magical.”
  • “I have been on several stand up comedy courses but this is the best, and because we had plenty of practice with a mic it was possible to achieve the steep learning curve.”
  • “The graduation showcase was huge fun, where you can actually be a stand-up, 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.”
  • “For me it’s all about the delivery, and Markus has given me so much advice and been incredibly helpful.  Everything is going amazingly well.”
  • “I really enjoyed the course.  Markus managed to make us all funny in a comfortable environment.  My 6th gig is tonight - I love it!”
  • “Markus is superb, and not just with the feedback and input he provides.  An incredible, amazing, thoroughly enjoyable course, that I certainly recommend” 

Course sessions:
  12.30pm to 5.30pm on Sundays 17 & 24* February AND 17 & 24 March AND 7 April.
Graduation showcase:           
  Evening of Sunday 14 April  (Appearing in the showcase is not compulsory)
  The Karma Sanctum Hotel’s cinema, 20 Warwick St, Soho, W1B 5NF
           (Tube: Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus)
  *24 February session is at Cockpit Theatre (Studio 3), Gateforth St, NW8 8EH
             (Tube: Marylebone Station/Edgware Road)

         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 £320 by enrolling online here, with no booking fee.
INSTALMENTS: Alternatively you can hold a place with 50% deposit; then your place is confirmed when the balance is paid 10+ days before the course starts.

If any link does not work, or you want to pay by cheque or in cash, please email Courses@AmusedMoose.com

To complete your enrolment, email Courses@AmusedMoose.com with your mobile number and the name the payment is made in (and the name you want to be known by if different), once you have enrolled online.

  • You will receive a confirmation that you fee has been received.
  • Then a few days before the start date, full details of the course will be reconfirmed by AmusedMooseComedy by email.