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6 DAY (Three weekends) ADVANCED COURSE

Prices - 259/ 239 Students

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Course in London

This course runs over six sessions, over three weekends -with a graduation show after the final session. This course is aimed for comedians who want to progress to write longer routines, develop their material and routines into longer sets, and performers progressing onto 15+ minute sets. This course is aimed at  performers who have completed our intermediate course, or have been performing for at least a year already and are stating to perform longer sets - if you have any questions please ask us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk

"I just wanted to thank you and Kevin for this weekend's course. I found it very helpful and informative." - Jeremy Leverton, 4-week course graduate

In the course we aim to develop the students writing material, and is about creating and generating new material, writing longer routines for longer sets, and developing and extending the students current set and material.
This is an intensive course over 6 sessions where you will develop a 15-20 minutes routine, and from this perform 10-15 minutes at a showcase show to the general public. The showcase is also an opportunity where the comics can invite comedy industry people and film their set for show reels - or just get a chance to perform a longer set. This course is led by Jay Sodagar - click here for more information on the tutor.

"It's improved my confidence and the open spot I performed went down really well! And it's pretty cheap too! If you've got funny bones, you can do no better" - Duncan Hart, 2-day course graduate

The course will cover the following
First Session
Reminder of material and writing skills, with writing exercises 
Watching comics die and why they died
Homework: write 3 minutes of material for the next session, including 1 minute of material on a subject of the tutors choosing, perform for 5-10 minutes (spaces available at Laughing Horse clubs if required) and write about the full night of comedy that you performed at.
Second Session
Testing material written in homework
Discussing shows performed in and watched
Living in the moment exercise on your 10 minute sets to deconstruct your act
Same homework as first session. 

Third Session
Testing material written in homework
Discussing shows performed in and watched
Improv exercises 
Learning to improvise: Accepting offers, One word Improv, Topics, 'Its worse than that' etc
Same homework as above
Fourth Session
Testing material written in homework
Discussing shows performed in and watched
Discussing assembling 20 minute sets and pacing
 Learning skills of compering
Understanding an audience with different scenarios
same homework as above
Fifth Session
Testing material written in homework
Discussing shows performed in and watched
Industry Q & A,  including Edinburgh Fringe
How to make a living out of comedy
Same homework as above
Sixth Session
Final Run through of 15-20 minute sets with profiling
Each act will perform  10-15 minutes 


Booking Information

The dates and locations that this course is currently available are below, and can all be booked online. Prices are 259, or 239 concession.. If you would like to pay by bank transfer or any other method please contact us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk. Also drop us an email if you have any more questions. For more information on our tutors - click here

Upcoming Dates - Book your course


Due to the closure of our previous course venue, we need to confirm a new venue for dates for the advanced course

Check back to this page, we should have new dates confirmed in early 2020

We expect to run the next advanced course late Summer 2020



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