The Comedy School London UKCompère, Hosting & MC Workshop

Compère, Hosting & MC Workshop with Rudi Lickwood

Sunday 3rd June • 10am to 5pm

At the Comedy School, 14-15 Gloucester Gate, Camden, London, NW1 4HG.

The Course is about learning the skills of a Compère/MC/Host - and understanding the critical ROLE of a Compère/MC/Host.

It's who the audience sees first - the one who opens the show.

The Compère/MC/Host creates and sets the right atmosphere according to the needs of the program.

A good or bad Compère/MC/Host can be the difference between a mediocre or great event.

The role of the Compère/MC/Host is often overlooked, underestimated, ego-driven or missed-judged, leading to extremes of embarrassment or worse, offensive behaviour.

The part of Compère/MC/Host is a balancing act between visibility and invisibility, steering and managing the show but not upstaging the other performers.

Compèring/MCing/or Hosting, is about great timing and employing the attitude of "less is more", then finally, there is the art of closing a show.

Is this for me?

The course is aimed at anyone over the age of 16 irrespective of Academic background with a genuine interest in developing the skills and stagecraft for Compere/MC/Hostor Hosting various stage shows or other audience centred events.


Participants will learn the basic prerequisites of a Compere/MC/Host
• How to outline and plan a show
• Gathering information, and considering the theme, aims and objectives of the event
• How to OPEN the show and WARM-UP your audience
• Spontaneity / Thinking on your feet
• Do's and Don'ts in front of the audience
• Commanding the STAGE, staying calm and in control
• Managing your audience
• How to deal with the HECKLER

[The recommended minimum age for this class is 16. If anyone under 16 would like to attend, we are happy to assess this on an individual basis; please contact us before booking.]

COST: £65

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Rudi Lickwood

Richard Knight

Rudi is a performer with a remarkable track record providing over 25yrs of hilarity entertaining in a variety of settings and at some of the most prestigious venues around the world.

One of the first black comedians on BBC The Stand Up Show. Fresh, original, contemporary and amusing.

Able to tailor his performance to suit any audience or occasion he specialises in Corporate Hospitality and Events, Sporting Functions, Product Launches, Award Ceremonies, Charity Fundraisers - ensuring that every event is both a memorable experience and a success.

Working closely with the Combined Forces Entertainment (CSE), Rudi has toured in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, keeping the troops entertained all over the world.

A charming character, Rudi is loved wherever he performs. Rudi has also presented awards and performed at high-profile events for companies such as American Express, British Telecom Heinz, Diageo and Coca-Cola.

The Comedy School London UK

The Comedy School,
15 Gloucester Gate,
London, NW1 4HG.