The Comedy School London UK21 years Educating through Comedy


Celebrating 21 Years 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

Clown & Comedy

Book Now 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. Sunday 15th December

Stand-Up Comedy Half Day Taster Workshops in January

Book Now Makes a Great Christmas Gift! In this half-day workshop, learn the elementary skills required to start being witty and develop the beginnings of a Stand-Up routine. January 18th, 25th, 26th

Stand-Up Comedy Intensive 6 Week Courses in London

Book NowLearn to be a Stand-Up Comedian Course with Showcase performances. Upcoming courses start Thursday 13th & Sunday 16th February.

BRISTOL - Stand-Up Comedy Intensive 6 Week Course

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 18th April to 23rd May, 2020.

Impro Drop In Clubs - 3 sessions a month in Camden, North London and Brixton, South London.

Book Now A self-contained impro class of equal use to Short Form and Long Form enthusiasts. Upcoming dates - February: Mon 3rd, Wed 5th, Wed 19th.

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 20th March, 2020.

Introduction to Improvisation

More Infowith 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 28th March

Mime Workshop

More Info with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles. Sunday 5th April.




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