Improvised Comedy Course
Tutor: The Maydays
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Wednesday 25 January 2017
What does this course cover?
- Unleash your creative potential and increase your confidence with improvised comedy!
- Great for all levels and abilities, plus ‘Improv’ uses no scripts or prepared material.
- Learn step by step in a fun and friendly environment and in the capable hands of the Maydays.
Comedy is created in the moment: a playful and liberating experience, which is both very funny and helpful for overcoming creative blocks. The weekly course is suitable for both beginners and those with some acting or comedy experience.
About the tutors
The Maydays are an improvised comedy company. Who perform and teach in Brighton and beyond. They have headlined prestigious comedy festivals around the world and won several awards including 'Best Comedy Show' and 'Best Female Perfomer' and have worked with numerous organisations and communities, from all sectors to bring the joy of Improv. Find out more at www.themaydays.co.uk
It's the bravest, most fun and most impactful course I've ever done. Being pushed out of my comfort zone and enjoying it. I loved laughing for 2 hours straight every Wednesday night! We learnt all about the importance of listening, committing, using characters and object work and the "yes and" approach.
I feel I have become a better listener, it has also changed me into more of a 'yes and' person. I have also gained confidence when calling clients at work, as I feel more comfortable with whatever might come my way! ELENA
It has been such an incredible experience from start to finish. To go from being so nervous and over whelmed in the first class to doing a show to be proud of by the end was an amazing journey to go through. I would recommend anyone who wants to explore their own sense of humor to go for it, you're guaranteed to laugh!
I loved meeting open minded and friendly people, being able to play each week in a shared environment, feeling free to explore ideas in the moment and most importantly, getting to laugh and be laughed at!
Going into the course, I had never done anything like it before and i now feel more confident to express myself. Our teachers, helped us from the very beginning by encouraging us not to worry or be afraid. There is still a little fear but the course has made me 'feel the fear and do it anyway' It has made me feel more assertive and confident outside of the course and it's allowed me to enjoy being in the moment more. It has also enabled me to express myself creatively for the first time in a long time. JO
The atmosphere of acceptance in the group was probably the best thing. The instructors showed real leadership in that regard, which was then something the group could take on and nurture and I feel it is helping with the freedom to be myself.
It's a very supportive, enabling atmosphere to be in, you will have a lot of fun, laugh a lot, and meet a lot of very nice people. ARTHUR