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.
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
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
Book Nowthe 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 13th February to 20th March, 2021.
More InfoOver 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.
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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.
More Info 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 - New date to be confirmed.
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