The Comedy School London UK21 years Educating through Comedy


Celebrating 22 Years of The Comedy School



Dear Customer /Supporter of The Comedy School

I am sure that you will have seen the announcements made by the Prime Minister in relation to COVID-19. The Comedy School has followed the government advice to date and we will continue to do so now. Your health and the health of our facilitators and volunteers come first. We have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all classes/courses/events with immediate effect to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will update you as soon as classes/courses/events can be reinstated. However we are still taking online bookings for the Autumn.

This is going to be a challenging time for all of us. We have to keep positive and all pull together to get through this.

Wishing you all the best.

Stay Healthy and take care of each other

Keith Palmer, Director.
On behalf of The Comedy School




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

Comedy Workshops - from Stand-Up, Improv and Clown, to Comedy Writing, Physical Comedy and Mime - and much, much more.

A ‘Big Surprise’ for Camden National Lottery Funded Hero

Keith Palmer, The Comedy School founder, honoured by The National Lottery


The National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’ – which honours the individuals who have made a real difference with the help of National Lottery funding – delivered a heart-warming surprise for Keith Palmer, founder of Camden-based project The Comedy School. The ‘Big Surprise’ is a 90-second weekly slot during the ad break of Saturday night primetime television.

Established by Keith in 1998, The Comedy School raises the profile of the many uses of comedy, from stimulating personal creativity to encouraging social skills and improving literacy. The only arts organisation of its kind in the UK, it has been able to make a difference to the lives of so many through its outreach and anti-knife crime projects.

The Comedy School’s Wellbeing Project, in partnership with SLaM Recovery College, which uses stand-up comedy and improvisation to help support those with mental health difficulties, was awarded £120,000 of National Lottery funding. Give with a GiggleThe project aims to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing by using comedy as an educational and rehabilitative tool.

Comedy wellbeing workshop for mental health patients turns cries of despair into laughter


Sunday Mirror article: "The Comedy School is a ground-breaking initiative in Brixton, South London and has been hailed a 'life-saver' by mental health patients"Mental Health Project



We also regularly run both arts and issue based projects with young people

Donatein schools, youth centres, in association with Youth Inclusion Projects, Youth Offending Teams and Safer Schools Teams.

Our Anti-Knife Crime Programme

Here is a BBC Look East report on The Comedy School's Anti-knife Crime presentation to schools - 'It's No Joke'

Click here for more about "It's No Joke"






Comedy Workshops & Courses Now Booking

Mime Workshop

Book Now with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles. Saturday 5th September.

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 12th September.

Communicate! ( A Learning Thru Laughter Course )

Book Now with Keith Palmer - 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 18th September, 2020.

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 - Saturday 31st October

Clown & Comedy

More Info with Mick Barnfather (Complicité & École Philippe Gaulier). This workshop will look at what it is that makes us laugh and how we can be funny - New date to be confirmed.




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