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25 Years Educating through Comedy

This one-day course is designed to introduce beginners to the art of TV presenting.


Participants will explore the fundamentals of on-screen presence, effective communication and basic technical skills required for successful television presenting.

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The Comedy School runs a wide range of Comedy Courses and Workshops for everyone


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 Workshops


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.

See the Comedians of the Future - The latest graduates of The Comedy School's Stand-Up Comedy course present a fantastic show of stand-up comedy in London - Sunday 9th June 2024

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Comedy courses now booking

Courses start – Wednesday 4th September  and Sunday 8th September 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. Courses start – Wednesday 4th September or Sunday 8th September 2024

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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. New dates coming soon

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 3rd November 2024

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with Richard Knight (B.Ed.) This workshop sets out to teach the fundamental basics of illusionary mime principles - Sunday 3rd November 2024

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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 - New Date coming soon

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

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Top Comedians & The Comedy School

Learning Thru Laughter

Former-student and Comedy School Ambassador, comedian Dane Baptiste



Some of our Friends & Associates

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Junior Simpson
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Neil Morrissey
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Neil Mullarkey
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Rob Grant
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Hugh Dennis
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Phill Jupitus
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Rudi Lickwood
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Jo Brand
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Suki Webster
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Andi Osho
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Ben Miller
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Mick Barnfather
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Josie Lawrence
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Stephen Mangan
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Stelle Duffy
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Ivor Dembina