Laugh, Cry or Try: Beginners Stand-Up Comedy (5 weeks, evenings) | Waiting list link below

5 week workshop with actor, comedian and writer Neal Craig.
Neal Craig, Actor, Comedian & Writer

Neal Craig, Actor, Comedian & Writer


5 week workshop with actor, comedian and writer Neal Craig.

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Ever felt the burning desire to perform at an open mic night?  Why not try our five week beginners introduction to stand-up comedy.  You’ll be taught the basics by actor, comedian and writer Neal Craig who regularly performs stand-up.

The sessions will explore:

  • What is a stand-up routine?
  • Learning how joke structures work by deconstructing them, rule of three series, the call back and much more
  • Training your comic ear
  • How stand-up comedians use character work and many more techniques in their sets
  • How to generate ideas and material
  • Techniques to connect with the room/audience
  • How to build towards a mini-online gig in the last week

Preparation: For week 1, please think of a short joke/anecdote or brief funny story to share.  Please have a pen and notebook to jot down ideas and bring a sense of humour!

About Neal Craig

Neal is an actor, comedian and writer with over 12 years experience in the industry.
He trained at Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) and has since worked for companies including The National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Storyhouse Theatre, Derby Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse. He has also appeared in Coronation Street, A Girls Guide To Depravity (HBO), National Geographic’s ‘Raving Arizona’ and Emmerdale, as recurring character ‘PC Terry Warren’.

As a comedian, he performs regularly around the country and came second at The Wanstead Fringe New Comedy Act competition in 2019.  As a writer, he currently has two plays in development and he also writes and performs in new online comedy series ‘Fingers For Fish’.

The course is online via Zoom, the link and password will be sent to you before the course begins.  Let us know if you have any questions. 

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