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“Top comedy courses”: Chortle.co.uk

Spacious, air conditioned comedy room :: Depending on regulations, social distancing plus facemasks may be required when not seated

Absolute and Almost Beginners will introduce you in a fun, friendly and supportive environment to the exciting world of stand-up comedy.  Previous graduates include not only Greg Davies, Josh Widdicombe and Rhod Gilbert but so many more who are seen every day on stage and all broadcast platforms round the world. 

Someone who keeps in touch has become rather famous in Canada, as you can see on https://youtu.be/BMaS--LwROU in his hometown arena, where he displays many of the skills that he learnt on the course. 

So whether you are keen to become a comedian or comedy writer, or have a wedding 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 "magical" with a "superb enthusiastic tutor".

Amused Moose comedy courses often fill up way ahead so don't delay enrolling or you may
be too late to get a place, so then have to wait for another one with dates that suit you

Our Beginners course is so highly regarded that people even travel from the USA to do it, which may be because, unlike other comedy courses, ours

  • are led by current headline comedians who regularly perform at the biggest and best comedy clubs in the UK and abroad, and also
  • unusually limit participants to 12 max (but less if necessary) to ensure that 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 a small group and of being tutored by an awardwinning up-to-date comedian.

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 at the optional graduation showcase.

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 which can be a tough gig.
“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

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

  • “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 you'd be depriving yourself of a highlight if you don't.”
  • “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 are on five afternoons of the following six*:
 31 October and 7, 14, 21 November and 5 and 12 December from 12.30 to 5pm (tbc).
    * The course leader may be touring in Scandinavia around 21 November, but that cannot
       be confirmed for a while due to potential changes to travel restrictions, so we have built
       in a spare date so that the course can work round this situation one way or another.
Graduation showcase will start around 5.30 on either Sunday 5 or 12 December*.
       (Appearing in this will be brilliant and is strongly recommended, but not compulsory)

Venue: Karma Sanctum Soho's clubroom, 20 Warwick Street, London W1B 5NF
               (Tube/Railway: Piccadilly Circus/Oxford Circus)

No preparation is required.  Minimum age: 18
NB: To be included in the showcase no more than one session can be missed.


HOW TO ENROL:  The course fee is £396 by enrolling online here, with no booking fee.
INSTALMENTS: Alternatively you can hold a place with a deposit; then your place is confirmed when the 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, and then please email courses@amusedmoose.com with your mobile number.

Course details will be reconfirmed by email a few days beforehand.

NB1: No refunds are given for sessions not attended, and dates/times/location/course leader etc could very occasionally differ from those shown, without liability.

NB2: If sessions cannot happen due to Covid restrictions, we will roll session dates forward with your agreement, until courses can start again

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