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Writing & Performing Comedy Classes

Six Week Online Course

Tue 15 Sep 2020



£75 (£60)*



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Writing & Performing Comedy Classes

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>


Exeter Phoenix is teaming up with Dr Maggie Irving of Comedy Matters. Laughter has been crucial during these challenging times. And now there’s a chance for you to develop and sharpen your comedy skills with an online comedy course. This innovative event is helping raise funds for Exeter Phoenix. 

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Writing & Performing Comedy Classes

Six Week Online Course 

Course dates: 

  • Tue 15 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tue 22 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tue 29 Sep, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tue 6 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tue 13 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm
  • Tue 20 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm

For people who want to explore how humour is generated & performed, and how it can help improve confidence and performance skills for professional and personal use.

Techniques such as crafting jokes, developing stories and understanding the potential of physical language/gesture, will be demonstrated and practiced.

What will you learn?

  • An understanding of the fundamentals to creating comedy
  • Techniques to enhance your speaking skills and comedy voice
  • How to draw on your experiences/stories to ‘find the funny’
  • Language and physical expression
  • How to address the camera and utilise it for Facebook Live, Vlogs, poetry reading and podcasts etc.

There is no pressure to be funny; advice provided throughout the course.

Course Tutor

Dr Maggie Irving is a teacher, comedian & researcher. Trained with Jennie Eclair, Tony Allen, Philippe Gaulier, John Wright and Keith Johnstone. 

How To Take Part

This workshop will be hosted online through Zoom. Book a ticket, and we will send you a link to the Zoom Meeting Room before the class begins. 

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