The Comedy School London UK 23 Years Educating through Comedy

Celebrating 23 Years of The Comedy School

Stand Up And Run For Mental Health - 5K run to raise vital funds for The Comedy School

On 11th August 2021 at 7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth Park, five friends of The Comedy School will run 5K to raise funds.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Team:Comedy School helping them continue the amazing work they're doing, using comedy to support people around their mental health. Let's just hope after 5K my knees feel the same way!" - Andi Osho

Please do support us if you can

Confirmed runners so far are Andi Osho, Dal Babu OBE, Mary McKaskill, Debbie Alexander and Keith Palmer MBE

Click here for more information on our Wellbeing Project

The Comedy School runs a wide range of Comedy Courses and Workshops

Comedy Workshops - from Stand-Up comedy in London and Bristol, Improvisation and Clown, to Comedy Writing, Physical Comedy, Mime and the basics of Impersonation and Mimicry - and much, much more.

For 23 Years The Comedy School, under the direction of Keith Palmer MBE, has pursued it's mission to raise the profile of the many uses of comedy in the UK - from stimulating personal creativity to encouraging social skills and improving literacy.

We provide innovative performance courses and workshops in Stand-Up Comedy, Improvisation, Writing, Clown, Mime and much more. These are for individuals as well as corporate clients to foster authentic communication, leadership skills and teamwork.

We also use comedy as an educational tool to work with young people to combat knife and gang crime in association with Youth Inclusion Projects, Youth Offending Teams and Safer Schools Teams. In the Mental Health sector our ground-breaking Wellbeing project initiative in Brixton, South London and has been hailed a 'life-saver' by mental health patients.

The Comedy School Charitable Trust is a registered charity and we offer our Give with a Giggle programme to support our work in the community.

Former-student and Comedy School Ambassador, comedian Dane Baptiste

Comedy Workshops & Courses Now Booking

NEW - Impressionist Taster 3hr workshops with Alan Mitchell on Saturday 25th September

Book NowThe basics of impersonation and mimicry. Looking at how we can work towards a good vocal and physical impersonation using vocal characteristics, physical signatures and personality to help access the voice/character.

Mime Workshop

Book Now with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles - Saturday 21st August 2021

Stand-Up Comedy Intensive 6 Week Course in LONDON

Thursday or Sunday classes from 9th September to 17th October 2021

Book NowOver six weeks, the course will guide you through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing your first piece of material to your debut performance. Sessions are run by professionals from the comedy circuit. The course culminates with a Showcase, in which you perform a comedy routine to a warm and friendly audience. Classes start Thursday 9th OR Sunday 12th September 2021.

BRISTOL - Stand-Up Comedy Intensive 6 Week Course

Book NowOur course will guide you through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing your first piece of material to your debut performance. Saturdays 9th October to 13th November, 2021.

Physical Comedy

Book Nowwith Tim Eagle. Introducing the basic devices at work in physical comedy by exploring some of the classic gags and routines through a variety of fun exercises and scratch performances. The course is designed for people with little or no experience of performing physical comedy - Sunday 5th September 2021

Further Improvisation

Book Nowwith Luke Sorba - Whether you prefer long form or short form, working solo or in an ensemble today offers intensive practice creating characters with attitude and impact that inspire you and engage others. We will make use both of quickfire games and multi-scene exercises to give you experience in deepening and widening the range of characters you invent and play opposite. Saturday 5th September 2021

Introduction to Improvisation

Book Nowwith Luke Sorba - The best one day introduction to comedy improvisation available - for beginners as well as old hands who wish to brush up on their existing skills. Saturday 18th September 2021

Communicate! ( A Learning Thru Laughter Course )

Book Now with Keith Palmer MBE - Director of the Comedy School. A fun, one-day event aimed at corporate individuals, teams and orgnisations, exploring how to become a more powerful and authentic communicator using comedy techniques - Friday 24th September, 2021.

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