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Brighton Comedy Course

 

Tutor: Louise Stevenson

Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR

Next course start date: Thursday 6 October 2016

Brighton Comedy Course

The course attracts people with a wide range of aims, not just aspiring comedians.

The course is for anyone who wants to:

  • Improve confidence                                                 
  • Enhance public speaking ability
  • Increase presentation skills
  • Write and edit comedy

All courses are taught in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere. You could go on to be the next stand up sensation like several previous graduates or you could just have fun, make new friends and enjoy the challenge.

We pride ourselves on our reputation and the quality of Brighton Comedy Course tuition is well documented by previous students both on our Facebook page and our testimonies page.

Why is this course different?

This course is different from others because it starts with the individual. Each individual is developed through practical exercises and practice. BCC believes in delivering a course that allows each student to have the necessary time to perform and to have constructive, personalised feedback on every session. For this reason there is a maximum of 15 attendees in a class.

What does the course cover?

This course will deliver a step by step process to becoming a stand-up comedian. A practical course designed to provide the tools and know-how for you to tap into your own comedy genius. Learn how to write and structure your own material and deliver it with confidence. Tap into positive body language and stage techniques which will enhance all future public speaking experiences. The first half of the class is theory based and the second half is dedicated to performance and feedback. There is advice on how to market yourself and a list of contacts to secure future gigs should you choose to work on the comedy circuit. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to entertain a friendly audience in our showcase performance.

 

Clips & Interviews

Brighton Comedy Course first ever stand up performances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEjHaM9yI2Y

Sonia B is interviewed by Louise from Brighton Comedy Course after her first stand up gig:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TCKHzI184

John Keenan from the Argus is interviewed after completing stand up comedy course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkoUEzi5AyU

About the tutor

Louise Stevenson, a Scottish Female stand-up started her comedy career in 1999 on the New Zealand circuit, followed by a year gigging on the Australian circuit (including the Espy & the Melbourne Festival). Louise went on to work the London circuit for five years and regularly performed at The Kings Head, The Comedy Store and Banana Cabaret. Visits back to Scotland included support gigs at The Stand comedy club in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Louise still performs at circuit and corporate gigs, though her main focus is running Brighton Comedy Course.

Louise worked alongside Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, Rich Hall and Steven K Amos among many others. She was knocked out of Channel 4’s ‘So you think you’re funny’ competition by Russell Brand.

Television appearances have included Champagne Comedy on Channel 31 in Melbourne and Channel 4’s Highlights of ‘So you think you’re funny.’ Louise has achieved competition success in the Scottish Tattoo, RTE Irish Awards, Daily Mail and Channel 4’s ‘So You Think Your Funny.’ Louise featured in the sell out show ‘Scotland’s Best and Guests’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Louise is a keen writer and completed her first novel in a year and then went on to win a place on a MA Creative Writing course. She was awarded with a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree and intends to finish her second novel ‘Die Laughing,’ in the near future.

Louise started the business Brighton Comedy Course in 2011 and has recently expanded the business to reach the corporate world and to mentor comedians already working on the scene. She has been involved with a number of charitable foundations in the Sussex area and believes that there is no element of life that can’t benefit from humour.