Jill Edwards Komedia Bath Weekend Comedy Course
16th June - 17th June
Komedia BATH Weekend Comedy Course Information
Dates/times: Saturday 16th June at 10:30am till 4pm & Sunday 17th June at 10:30am till 3pm
Jill’s weekend comedy course is an inspirational taste of learning how to create, write and perform your own stand-up. It's a great way to boost your confidence, improve current skills, learn new ones or just try something different in a safe environment and have a fun go at stand-up. The end result is a short stand-up comedy set, which you can choose to perform to your family and friends in Komedia Bath's intimate Arts Cafe.
"It was easily one of the best things I've ever done. It was an amazing weekend, totally chilled, very fun and at the end of it I had a short comedy set to call my own and a couple of really good new mates." Sarah Powell, Television and Radio Presenter
Jill is a regular judge for the Final of Bath Comedy Festival's "New Act Competition" and runs comedy club "Comic Boom" at Brighton's Komedia. Jill's stand-up comedy courses at Komedia Brighton are the most established in the country. Her full-length comedy courses have a proven and continuous track record of success. Over 20 years of teaching stand-up Jill has trained some of the UK's top television comedians, including Jimmy Carr, Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Angela Barnes, Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan.
"People say comedy can't be taught. They could learn a lot from Jill Edwards." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate Jimmy Carr, award winning comic and TV presenter
Places on Jill's weekend comedy courses are regularly bought as Christmas/birthday presents for family or friends. It's a popular gift for someone who's always wanted to have a go at stand-up comedy.
Have you ever laughed?
Jill believes if you've ever laughed you already have the skills you need to make others' laugh. All you need are her straightforward practical comedy writing and performance techniques to help you access your latent comedy skills. Jill's well-established comedy course weekend, which she teaches in a vibrant award winning comedy club, offers you an exciting opportunity to try something different, play, explore, improve your confidence, perform onstage and make friends with your "inner comic."
It's a lot of fun!
Jill's comedy workshops attract people from all walks of life. You do not need to have something funny to say, or know how to write jokes, or feel confident speaking in public. You will learn to do all of this in the classes, and at your own pace. The idea of stand-up comedy might frighten people, but this course is not frightening. Jill's experienced and encouraging teaching approach increases your self-confidence and self-belief, empowering you to enjoy discovering your own comedy voice.
It's a chance to try something different...
It's a unique "experience" weekend that offers you an opportunity to embrace a challenge or step outside your comfort zone in a supportive environment. Skills acquired also apply to other areas of writing, performing, work presentations, wedding speeches. If you have ambitions to be a comedian it's a taste of Jill's training or a chance to explore if pursuing comedy is for you. If you can't get to Jill's full-length comedy course it's a great starting point. You can also book follow-up individual comedy lessons with Jill.
Weekend Comedy Course Outline
The aim is to give participants a fun whole experience of writing and performing their own short stand-up comedy set:
Creative exercises and techniques to inspire and help generate your ideas and material;
A fun introduction to adaptable comedy writing, formats and straighforward joke writing;
Developing and trying out your comedy material in a friendly encouraging atmosphere;
Structuring your basic stand-up set, incl. tips on how to remember it and conquering nerves;
Practical performance skills, including microphone technique and effective confidence boosting tips.
Option to perform:
Your weekend comedy course concludes on Sunday with a relaxed, informal sharing/show where you can choose to perform your short stand-up set on stage to your own invited audience of family and friends in Komedia's intimate Arts Cafe. Doors (and bar) open at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start. Finishing around 3pm.
Optional Saturday night outing:
Jill will arrange free admission for any participants on this course (only) who would like to go along to the Krater comedy club at Komedia Bath in the evening on Saturday June 16th.
"I wouldn't be a professional comic if it wasn't for Jill Edwards." Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops graduate award winning TV comedian Romesh Ranganathan
Please book early as Jill Edwards stand-up comedy courses are very popular and sell out well in advance.
Jill Edwards Comedy Workshops Refund Policy:
Please note £50.00 of your course fee is a non-refundable deposit to cover admin costs.
30 days before course start date - course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 30 - 15 days of course start date - 50% course fee refund (minus non-refundable £50);
Within 14 days of course start date - no refund.
Places on this course are non-transferable and cannot be transferred to another course.
If you book a place on this stand-up comedy course you are agreeing to this refund policy.
You need to be sixteen years old or over to join this weekend comedy workshop.
Bath (and nearby Bristol) has a vast range of hotels and B & B's to suit all tastes and budgets. We recommend using the Trip Advisor website if you'll need a place to stay: www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Blue Badge Parking:
If you are a blue badge holder contact Jill if you need information on parking bays. The Komedia venue is wheelchair accessible but please e-mail jill to check out any other accessibility issues or concerns.
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