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THE JEFF INNOCENT COMEDY ACADEMY

Stand-up comedy and comedy writing courses in London

Anyone can tell a joke, but only you can be you.


Learn how to be a stand-up comedian and find the comic you with award-winning comedian JEFF INNOCENT, a headline act on the world stand-up circuit for over twenty years and winner of The British Comedy Awards BEST LIVE STAND UP 2016.

 

DISCOVER YOUR UNIQUE COMIC PERSONA
LEARN TO WRITE JOKES AND COMEDY ROUTINES
STUDY PERFORMING SKILLS AND STAGE CRAFT

A six-week foundation course in a friendly, supportive, workshop environment designed for total beginners and new acts wanting to improve by going back to basics. Also suitable for those seeking to transfer the skills learnt to other spheres such as acting and public speaking. At the end of the course all students will be invited to perform a five minute stand-up set to showcase their talents to an invited audience of friends and family on the stage of a London comedy club.

The course runs every Monday for six weeks from 7pm till 10pm at The Ballroom Comedy Club, Leytonstone. Two stops from Stratford on the central line.

Email for details of the next beginners' workshop. 

Cost: £250 or £200 if unwaged.

 

SHORT AND LONG COMEDY COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

 

OTHER EXCITING PACKAGES FOR 2019/20

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

This option is individually tailored to suit the requirements of any new comedian seeking to improve their act with a one-on-one session with Jeff Innocent. 

The one-on-one mentoring package usually entails Jeff watching you live, studying a live clip of your performance (supplied by you), a one-on-one workshop session and a written assessment with analysis and constructive criticism and advice.

COMEDY MASTER CLASS

The new act/beginner’s workshop condensed into a lecture and designed for new acts seeking to go back to basics and improve their act but who are unable to commit to a six-week workshop.

The Comedy Master Class is usually a 2 hour session with interval where Jeff lectures on the basic principles and practices required to improve your stand-up comedy act. He uses examples from his own body of material and also draws on his own experiences for a Q&A session.

For further enquiries, please email schtarka@gmail.com

“Jeff is an elder statesman of stand-up and this is reflected in his course, which is as cerebral and considered as it is loose and fun. I was challenged to find out who I was and how to reflect that in the material I was delivering. Jeff’s avuncular approach made everyone feel confident and at ease and he helped me find my voice and my jokes with surprising ease.” Jamie

“Jeff Innocent’s Stand Up Academy was an amazing experience: the throughly fun, immersive and enlightening introduction to stand-up that I would have wished for. Jeff is a lovely geezer and a great teacher. I got a good glimpse into the professional world of stand up comedy and learned to think like a comic. English is my second language and this workshop helped me to make this an asset rather than something to work around." Maren

“Jeff really gets into the nitty gritty of not only how to write material but also perform it. Due to the small, intimate group, it enables Jeff to focus on and give more personal feedback, a very important aspect of personal growth but which I found lacking in previous courses where group numbers were too large. His course gave me the confidence to find out who I really was. The best thing about Jeff is that he is honest to the core. Constructive and direct feedback made it challenging but rewarding and Jeff’s ever-present enthusiasm and encouragement for his students made the whole process a truly fulling experience.” Emma

“As an absolute novice, this was my first stop in comedy, I felt safe in Jeff’s tutelage. I gained confidence and I found my voice. The structure of the workshop allows everyone to perform material and be critically analysed.” Su

"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." Binajit

 

"Thank you Jeff for helping me along the road towards my dream of becoming a comedian." Fredrick

"I was already a new act on the comedy circuit but a little directionless. Six weeks at The Comedy Academy has  helped me develop my act massively. I  totally recommend it to any new act." John

 

CONTACT

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For bookings and enquiries, contact schtarka@gmail.com

 

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