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.
Dear Customer/Supporter of The Comedy School
The Comedy School is taking a range of measures to keep everyone safe and we have followed government guidance to make sure all of our classes are covid-secure, while also working hard to make sure socially-distanced comedy is still fun, friendly and playful! We also offer full flexibility on bookings to give you peace of mind when planning ahead. Please book early to avoid disappointment as class sizes have been reduced.
Thank you for considering booking with The Comedy School any profits go towards our charitable projects.
Wishing you all the best. Stay healthy and take care of each other.
Keith Palmer MBE, Director of The Comedy School
Tickets See the Comedians of the Future - The latest graduates of The Comedy School's Stand-Up Comedy course present a fantastic show of stand-up comedy in London - Sunday 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. Two courses start Thursday 17th February OR Sunday 20th February, 2022.
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 - Sunday 12th December, 2021.
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. Saturdays & Sundays in January 2022
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. Saturday 12th February, 2022.
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 19th February 2022
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 26th February 2022
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