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The Comedy School presents:
The 12th Annual

with Special Guest Comedian Sean Lock
Funny Festival
A Comedy Festival in a day

A Sunday in November, 2013
in Camden, London

We enjoyed another wonderful annual
Funny Festival on November 4th 2012
as documented on this page
- see you at the next one in November 2013


Serious about Comedy? So are we. If you have just started in comedy or have an interest in making people laugh then
this day is for you.


We have put together a group of some of the best names in comedy to run workshops, take questions and to try to put you off - I mean encourage you to further develop your career or interest in comedy!

Packed full of activities that will keep even the surliest cynic amused, discover some of the secrets to comedy whether it be as a stand-up, improviser, comedic actor or writer.

Get practical advice from the experts, practice your skills and learn new ones.

This day is not just about sitting down and listening, this is a 'get up and have a go day' and, apart from the talky bits, it is fully participatory!

Confirmed comedy performers attending (subject to work commitments) are Adam Bloom, Arnold Brown, Ivor Dembina, Mr Cee, Neil Mullarkey of the Comedy Store Players, and Luke Sorba.

Also Mick Barnfather, a member of Theatre de Complicite, will present highlights from his unique workshop entitled Clown and Comedy.

Rob Grant, co-creator of the smash hit science fiction comedy 'Red Dwarf', will present a workshop on "Producing New Comedy Initiatives". He will be aided by veteran television comedy producer and director Alan Nixon - of whom Dawn Airey recently said - "Versatile, creative, great fun, a legendary television producer, and top bloke".

Sarah Hughes will be popping in to talk about Comedy Casting - and she will be conducting practice audition sessions. Each participant must prepare a piece of no longer than 3 minutes and will be given valuable feedback, advice and constructive criticism. Only 12 places available for this instruction in Audition Technique. Book soon for this option as these places go quickly. Sarah has been a casting director for the last 20 years, splitting her time evenly between theatre and television (with occasional forays into commercials and film), and focussing largely on comedy casting. She was Alan Ayckbourn's casting director for seventeen years - also she freelanced for the Entertainment department of the BBC for 10 years

AND FINALLY... our Special Guest Sean Lock, will complete the day with a Q & A session, hosted by Neil Mullarkey. Sean Lock has performed in some of the most successful live shows of recent years regularly touring the country certainly helped by his regular appearances as team captain on the topical comedy panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats. He has also had his own show on Channel 4, TV Heaven, Telly Hell. Sean has written and starred in his own BBC sitcom 15 Storeys High as Vince the lifeguard who lives in a South London tower block. The show quickly established itself as one of the most original comedy series of recent years and is a cult classic. He also wrote and presented TVís Believe It Or Not for BBC4 and The Great British Sunday.

The Venue: is
BADA [British American Drama Academy]
14 Gloucester Gate,
London, NW1 4HG
  MAP

Doors open at 11.00am with activities starting at 12.00pm and running through to 7.00pm.

A ticket for the day is £55

£40 concessions - Students / Equity members/ unemployed
seniors / members of The Comedy School


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


Phone: 0207 486 1844

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WORKSHOP MENU

5 Sessions

REGISTRATION:
11.00 - 12-00


S E S S I O N   1
12.00 - 12.30

CHOOSE BETWEEN
WELCOME
with Arnold Brown
Comedian Arnold Brown gives a History of Alternative Comedy

OR
WELCOME
with Roland Muldoon
Can we define the differences between Variety/mainstream comedy and 'alternative' and New Variety comedy and when did it begin? And is there still only 12 jokes anyway? Roland is the former Artistic Director at the Hackney Empire.


S E S S I O N   2
12.30 - 1.45

CHOOSE BETWEEN
COMEDY CASTING DISCUSSION
with
Sarah Hughes

OR
IMPROVISATION
Practical

With
Luke Sorba

OR
STAND-UP COMEDY
Practical

With
Mr Cee

S E S S I O N   3
2.45 - 4.00

CHOOSE BETWEEN
Discussion on Getting Started in
STAND-UP COMEDY

With
Adam Bloom
Ivor Dembina
Roland Muldoon
Louise Grainger
(Equity)
Mike Day (Equity)
plus more speakers TBA

So how do you get started as a comedian? What do you do to get a gig, what are promoters looking for, how do you get an agent? All these questions and more will be answered in this 'nuts and bolts' workshop.

OR
CLOWNING & COMEDY
Practical

With
Mick Barnfather
(Theatre de Complicité)

OR

AUDITION TECHNIQUE

10 minute individual session
with Sarah Hughes

This is an opportunity to gain experience in audition technique with a professional comedy Casting Director. Each participant must prepare a piece of no longer than 3 minutes and will be given valuable feedback, advice and constructive criticism.
    Only 6 places available in this session
    Please note, that if you select this option, you will not be able to join another workshop in Session 3 once you have completed your "audition".

S E S S I O N   4
4.30 - 5.45

CHOOSE BETWEEN
PRODUCING NEW COMEDY INITIATIVES
with Rob Grant
co-creator of the smash hit science fiction comedy Red Dwarf
& Alan Nixon
legendary producer of television comedy shows.

OR
IMPROVISATION
Practical

With
Neil Mullarkey

OR
STAND-UP COMEDY
Practical

With
Ivor Dembina

OR

AUDITION TECHNIQUE

10 minute individual session
with Sarah Hughes

This is an opportunity to gain experience in audition technique with a professional comedy Casting Director. Each participant must prepare a piece of no longer than 3 minutes and will be given valuable feedback, advice and constructive criticism.
    Only 6 places available in this session
    Please note, that if you select this option, you will not be able to join another workshop in Session 4 once you have completed your "audition".

S E S S I O N   5
6.15 - 7.00

AND FINALLY...

Our special guest Sean Lock, will complete the day with a Q & A session, hosted by Neil Mullarkey.


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