For 25 Years The Comedy School, under the direction of Keith Palmer MBE, has pursued it's mission to raise the profile of the many uses of comedy in the UK - from stimulating personal creativity to encouraging social skills and improving literacy.
We provide innovative performance courses and workshops in Stand-Up Comedy, Improvisation, Writing, Clown, Mime and much more. These are for individuals as well as corporate clients to foster authentic communication, leadership skills and teamwork.
Comedy School graduate, Axel Blake, gets The Golden Buzzer on 'Britain's Got Talent'
We also use comedy as an educational tool to work with young people to combat knife and gang crime in association with Youth Inclusion Projects, Youth Offending Teams and Safer Schools Teams. In the Mental Health sector our ground-breaking Wellbeing project initiative in Brixton, South London and has been hailed a 'life-saver' by mental health patients.
Here is an article in Mens Health about our COMEDY PERFORMANCE TRAINING FOR VETERANS who have previously experienced mental health difficulties. Click below for more...
The Comedy School Charitable Trust is a registered charity and we offer our Give with a Giggle programme to support our work in the community.
Over six weeks, the course will guide you through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing your first piece of material to your debut performance. Sessions are run by professionals from the comedy circuit. The course culminates with a Showcase, in which you perform a comedy routine to a warm and friendly audience. Courses start – Thursday 2nd May or Sunday 5th May 2024
Over six weeks, the course will guide you through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing your first piece of material to your debut performance. Sessions are run by professionals from the comedy circuit. The course culminates with a Showcase, in which you perform a comedy routine to a warm and friendly audience. Saturdays 6th April to 11th May 2024
with Luke Sorba - The best one day introduction to comedy improvisation available - for beginners as well as old hands who wish to brush up on their existing skills. Sunday 24th March 2024
with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles - Sunday 24th March 2024
with Mick Barnfather (Complicité & École Philippe Gaulier). This workshop will look at what it is that makes us laugh and how we can be funny - Sunday 28th April 2024
with Tim Eagle. Introducing the basic devices at work in physical comedy by exploring some of the classic gags and routines through a variety of fun exercises and scratch performances. The course is designed for people with little or no experience of performing physical comedy - Sunday 9th June 2024
Former-student and Comedy School Ambassador, comedian Dane Baptiste