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Stand-up comedy course
in association with 'The Funny Side' comedy clubs

David James Stand Up Graduation Show

Take your first steps into stand-up comedy.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new stand-up course under senior award-winning comedian and trainer David James.

Tell me about the course
David has very definite ideas on how to prepare stand-up comedians for the stage. Our course starts by concentrating on the quality of the material and the writing. David develops and tests the various sources of good material until each participant is proficient in all types. When the quality of the material stands on its own feet the course starts to concentrate more on delivery and the nuances of performance such as pauses, props and persona.

The participants will become experienced with a microphone and dealing with an audience, be encouraged to develop their own style, and will receive plenty of feedback along the way aimed at preparing them for a short spot in a showcase in week seven.

David's experience as a stand-up and also a coach combine to give participants the confidence to get up on their feet, alone, with a microphone and with their own material, from the word go. Not to be missed.

Your tutor
In 2009 David James (at age 61) won third place at the prestigious New Act of the Year awards at the Hackney Empire. He gigs regularly in London and the south east and is also an established trainer and coach. He not only prepares new comedians for the stage but also runs workshops for business on the use of humour at work.

Dates: There will be classes on January 16th, 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th, 20th and a show on 27th February.

Dates & Times
The course will run weekly for 6 Mondays and on the 7th Monday there will be a 'graduation' show.

7.00pm-9.30pm each night.

The date of the next course isn't certain yet but it will be sometime just after Easter 2017. If you wish to be kept informed please send us an email via info@sproutideas.co.uk.

Prices
£199.00 (or £169.00 concessions).

Venue
The venue for the graduation show will be The Funny Side of Soho - - Freedom Bar, 66 Wardour St, London W1F 0TA.

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Accessibility
 
SPROUT IDEAS has a policy of being as inclusive as possible, but we regret that this course is not suitable for anyone with significant learning difficulties or visual impairment. If you have a disability, please tell us in advance and we'll let you know if there are any aspects of the course that you may find it difficult to participate in.

In addition, sadly, courses held at The Devereux are on the second floor and only accessible by stairs.

 

   
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Forthcoming dates & venues:

Dates:
(TBC)
Times:
19:00-21:30

Venue:
The Devereux
20 Devereux Court
Essex St
The Strand
London
WC2R 3JJ


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Cost:
Stand Up Course:
£199.00 (£169.00 concs)
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