The Comedy School London UK

Comedy School Director, Keith Palmer, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Founding Director, The Comedy School and The Comedy School Charitable Trust. For services to Entertainment and charity - click to read more . . .



Celebrating 22 Years of The Comedy School



COVID-19 Update (26th August):

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.

This is still a challenging time for all of us. We have to continue to keep positive and all pull together to get through this.

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




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

Physical Comedy

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

Stand-Up Comedy Intensive 6 Week Course in LONDON

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. Starts Thursday 5th November 2020.

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 13th February to 20th March, 2021.

Introduction to Improvisation

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 27th February 2021

Communicate! ( A Learning Thru Laughter Course )

Booking Open Soon with Keith Palmer MBE - 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 5th March and Friday 2nd April, 2021.

Clown & Comedy

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.




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