THE JEFF INNOCENT COMEDY ACADEMY
Stand-Up Comedy Courses In London
Learn how to be a stand-up comedian in a fun, friendly, and supportive environment with JEFF INNOCENT, an award-winning comedian who has been a headline act on the international comedy circuit for over twenty years.
Maybe you want to pursue stand-up comedy as a career or hobby. Maybe you want to gain confidence with public speaking or making presentations. Or you have already done a few gigs and now want to hone your skills. All are welcome.
On this six-week beginners' course, you will:
LEARN HOW TO WRITE ORIGINAL JOKES AND COMEDY ROUTINES
DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE COMIC PERSONA
STUDY PERFORMANCE SKILLS (stage craft and presence, audience interaction and microphone technique)
RECEIVE CONSTANT ADVICE FROM JEFF, PLUS A GUEST TUTOR
HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM YOUR FIRST GIG
The final session is an optional showcase, where students can perform a five-minute stand-up routine to an invited audience of friends and family at the legendary Up The Creek comedy club.
During the course, you will also be invited as guests to a Sunday evening show at Up The Creek, to gain inspiration from watching professional comedians.
WHERE? Up The Creek, Greenwich
WHEN? Sunday 9th March - 17th April 2022
WHAT TIME? 1pm - 4pm
HOW LONG? Six 3-hour sessions
HOW MUCH? £250
Jeff also offers one-on-one mentoring. These sessions are tailored to suit the requirements of each comedian, but they usually entail Jeff studying a live clip of your performance (supplied by you), a one-on-one workshop session, and a written assessment with analysis, constructive feedback and advice.
COMEDY MASTER CLASS
Jeff’s Comedy Master Class is his six-week course condensed into a single lecture, designed for new comedians seeking to improve their act but who are unable to commit to a six-week course.
The Master Class is a three- hour session, with Jeff discussing the basic principles and practices required to improve your stand-up comedy act. He uses examples from his own body of material and draws on his own experiences for a Q&A session.
Jeff Innocent has been a stand-up comedian, actor and writer for over 20 years, and still performs stand-up at the highest level all over the world. He has won or been nominated for countless awards, including BRITISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR and BEST LIVE COMIC at the UK COMEDY AWARDS. Jeff is an experienced comedy tutor having run regular workshops at universities, prisons and corporate events. He has previously lectured on stand-up at The London Comedy School.
“It should be made law that every British citizen watch Jeff Innocent, he’s that funny.” The Evening Standard
HEAR JEFF IN ACTION
On the 'Comedian's Comedian' podcast with Stu Goldsmith.
Hear Jeff's diamond-sharp wit first hand as he joins Stu Goldsmith to talk about the poetry of comedy, the pursuit of the rolling laugh, and find out why never to say "hello"...
Listen now on Apple Podcasts or on the Comedian's Comedian website.
“An amazing experience: the thoroughly fun, immersive and enlightening introduction to stand-up that I would have wished for. Jeff is a lovely geezer and a great teacher.”
“Jeff’s avuncular approach made everyone feel confident and at ease and he helped me find my voice and my jokes with surprising ease.”
“Jeff’s ever-present enthusiasm and encouragement for his students made the whole process a truly fulfilling experience.”
"I never thought that I would have the confidence to get up on stage in front of people and try to make them laugh. Jeff and the other students at the workshop gave me so much encouragement, I've actually now started to do open spots on the comedy circuit and love it."
"I learned more in my six weeks than I could ever have by struggling through alone. It was a very relaxed but informative course that was high in fun but with a great depth when dealing with the mechanic of comedy. I couldn`t recommend this course enough, whether you're a beginner, or a seasoned performer.
Thanks Jeff for everything."
“Even if you’ve done stand up before, there’s no doubt Jeff will hugely improve your act. Jeff helps develop your persona and attitude which comedians spend years searching for. In 6 quick weeks, he'll push you, pass on precious comedy theory and set you up for a professionally filmed showcase. Don’t hesitate in booking this brilliant course, you won’t regret it.”