Workshop. Character Comedy. Stand Up, Dressed up with Keith Platt
Sat Nov 12 2022 at 12:30 pm to 05:30 pmUTC+00:00
Farrs School of Dancing | London, EN
About this Event
Students will get a 5 spot at an open mic night soon after so that they can apply some of what they have learned.
The "Early Bird" price is £75 and is available until 1130pm Monday Oct 31st.
Thereafter, the price increases to £95.
This day is designed to help and direct existing character acts that might need some development and polish, alongside those looking to try it for the very first time.
You will learn how to:
· Create a character
· Develop material
· Remain in character
· Perform live
The class is taught by stand up comedian, podcaster and heavy metal singer Howard Smith. He brings a wealth of comedy and entertainment experience with him having performed stand up for 17 years and as character Keith Platt – Professional Yorkshireman for 10 of those years.
Howard/Keith have toured all over the UK from some of the toughest pubs to cultured comedy clubs and finding a particularly warm welcome at festivals, Download, Brighton’s Best Of Fringe, Bloodstock, Beautiful Days and Farm Fest.
Howard has also written for and appeared in various BBC Radio & TV productions.
Comments from previous students
"I got loads from this day.Not only did we get tons of great advice & info on how to create & develop our characters but also for our stand up,writing & performing.Covered so much.Thanks" Mary
"Alfie, Howard & everyone plus workshop was a lot of fun. Cracking up all day." Paul
"This workshop provided good honest advice from someone undeniably experienced and thus qualified to do so. Time well spent."
"Really enjoyed the day, Howard was a great person to have run it and I learnt a lot. Cheers guys!" Kelvin
"Wasn't sure if character comedy was my thing, then thought mm, I'm unfunny at stand up, why not a character act? But no, Howard led a genuinely informative, funny day. Learned loads from him and would say, don't let your own prejudices about character comedy get in the way of this, excellent and packed day. Thanks, Alfie and Howard and fellow students. Now where 's those damn bells and hump?" Brian
"Just done this course and I would recommend it to anyone who is into or thinking of starting to do Character comedy. Howard was a great instructor and the day was really fun as well" James
"Highly recommended. Howard ('Keith') is a very experienced comedian who performs and MCs in and out of character. He was a great teacher on the day ready to share what he has learned on the pro circuit. This was an excellent learning experience not just for those wishing to develop a character but also
for acts who want to get focused advice and tips from a top class circuit comedian." Sarah
Where is it happening?Farrs School of Dancing, 17 - 19 Dalston lane, London, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
GBP 75.00 to GBP 95.00