Beginners' Comedy Course.
Aimed firmly at beginners, this course could be the platform you need to escape the hum-drum of the office job and become a comedy star in the making. You are taken on a journey from social joker to The Comedy Store stage in just 6 weeks.
Your tutor, Mike Gunn, has seen it all in his 20+ years as a professional stand-up comedian and has now decided to part with his extensive knowledge. With his vast stage experience, Mike will help students hone their timing, engage with audiences, perfect their mic technique, deal with hecklers, and teach the secrets of constructing hilarious jokes and stories.
The course ends with a showcase at The Comedy Store, open to the public, where each student performs five minutes in front of a live audience. Students will be given a number of tickets to the final event which they can give to family and friends, or even sell to raise funds for their future comedy adventures. So what are you waiting for? Comic stardom beckons….. If you need proof. Here is a photo of one my students Dane winning the gong show...
We have two different sessions available to book
The course: Sun 6th November – Sun 11th December 2022
Session 1: Sun 6th November 11:00 – 13:00
Session 2: Sun 13th November 11:00 – 13:00
Session 3: Sun 20th November 11:00 – 13:00
Session 4: Sun 27th November 11:00 – 13:00
Session 5: Sun 4th December 11:00 – 13:00
Session 6: Sun 11th December 11:00 – 13:00
Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 11th December 14:30
Contact: email@example.com for more info
The course: Sun 5th February 2023 – Sunday 12th March 2023
Session 1: Sun 5th February 11:00 – 13:00
Session 2: Sun 12th February 11:00 – 13:00
Session 3: Sun 19th February 11:00 – 13:00
Session 4: Sun 26th February 11:00 – 13:00
Session 5: Sun 5th March 11:00 – 13:00
Session 6: Sun 12th March 11:00 – 13:00
Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 12th March 2023 14:30
Course A Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 11Dec – 14.30
Course B Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 12th March 2023 14:30
Start your journey
What are you waiting for? You've always though you were funny, now's the chance to prove it
I really wasn’t sure about trying stand-up but in only 6 weeks I had a well put together set and was able to perform to a large audience and thoroughly enjoyed it! Mike gives you the tools and confidence to write funny material and have a good stage presence. Even if you’re not interested in… Read more “Highly recommend”
Just Do It
As well as stand up, you’ll learn a lot about yourself on this course. Mike will set you straight when you doubt yourself, giving you precise instruction as to how to make things work. He also emphasises the fun element of stand up. You’re going to enjoy it. The course is a blast. You’ll meet… Read more “Just Do It”
A flawless way to get into stand up
Mike’s constant reassurance, support and brutal honesty guided us through the process of crafting a five-minute set ready to take on the circuit. Whether you’re reworking the same set for 6 weeks or trying something new every session, by the end you’ll have your first set ready to perform on a historic stage. The friends… Read more “A flawless way to get into stand up”
So glad I joined this course. Mike was a great teacher who showed us the ropes and its great to learn from someone with many years experience in the circuit. It was a pleasure to practice and perform with my wonderful classmates. Stop reading this and sign up now.
Such a brilliant course
I cannot recommend this course enough. I was very nervous going into it but this course was exactly what I needed. It built up my confidence so much. Mike is a fantastic teacher, I have learnt so much from him.
A really great experience
Being a shy person with 0 public speaking skills, Mike taught me a plethora of really useful skills.
First of all i wanna say that Mike is an amazing comedy expert.
Secondly people are amazing who joined which was perfect for socializing and stress relief lol. And lastly this course has given me my confidence i needed and the crowd was amazing, in the beginning i planned not inviting anyone to see… Read more “So GOOD”
Amazing experience with a consummate professional. Except when he isn’t.
Mike makes the journey of getting on stage a breeze, with a relaxed style and laser-focus on what works for each person on the course. Everyone gets an equal look-in, and is pushed to be the best performer possible. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get into stand up, or just expand their public… Read more “Amazing experience with a consummate professional. Except when he isn’t.”
Just do it.
I’d been thinking about doing stand up for ages but didn’t know where to start. SIGN UP TO THIS COURSE. I promise you you’ll feel guided through by Mike and the rest of your class mates. The fear of standing on that stage goes in the first week but the fun lasts. Thank you Mike… Read more “Just do it.”
Mike is a great guy and very funny to be around. Trying out material with his advice and support helped take something daunting become something much less so. Every week felt like a jump forward. Listening to his advice you find out what you’re best at, quickly. I deliberated over whether to do a course… Read more “Amazing…”
Just completed the Beginners Comedy course and absolutely loved it. Mike really helps you learn what works and what does – helps you edit out the rubbish and get confident on stage. The showcase at the end is a brilliant experience in an iconic venue.
Great course you will meet lots of really cool people and learn a lot. So much fun
It took me ages to eventually sign up for this cos i wasn’t sure i could do it…..I’m so so so glad I did, 1 of the best experiences. Thanks Mike for advice the tips the tricks and all the little nuggets of information throughout
If I could do a beginners course again I… Read more “Absolutely Awesome”
Absolutely brilliant stepping stone into the stand-up world.
Mike is such an effortlessly fantastic guide and really focuses on each students individuality. Every Sunday morning in class is such an experience within itself and it’s a great way to just get up onstage and say something funny! A brilliant stepping stone into the comedy industry. Cheers Mike.
Mike supercharged my stand-up set.
I am so happy I started 2022 off in this way – and have already started to use what I’ve learnt at open mic 🎤 spots.
Mike is a very supportive, patient and understanding teacher. A great guy and one of the best professional comedians in the UK.
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Pancake very much!!
It has been a wonderful experience. I’m still trying to guess what kind of magic happened in that course. Time has never been more relative in my life. I don’t know how he does it but he knows what he does. And above all, lots of fun and joy! Thanks a lot Mike!!
Makes a world of difference
Was such a privilege taking your incredible course Mike. Thanks for all your words of wisdom throughout the past weeks. Standup is my childhood dream and you turned me from a loser to loser with an near-decent five minute routine.
Loved and implemented every minute of your input and hope to run into you… Read more “Makes a world of difference”
A thoroughly enjoyable course
A thoroughly enjoyable course and Mike is a fantastic teacher. He helps you craft your own stage presence and persona, and masterfully improves your jokes. Prep throughout the course is inside the comedy store which really helped with the showcase and added to the experience. I signed up for the course on a whim and… Read more “A thoroughly enjoyable course”
Before choosing a stand-up course, I went to a few showcases to help me decide which was the best. The showcase of Mike’s students at The Comedy Store was by far the most professional. I signed up that evening. It did not disappoint. I loved the course and Mike’s direct, intuitive and constructive feedback was… Read more “Mikes Showcase”
A true master
You will learn invaluable techniques from a true master in the business…
Mike is an amazing teacher! I never thought I’d be able to step out onto that stage, but by the end I was confident and ready for stand up!!
Life changing and fun!
When I started the course I honestly didn’t think I’d be funny or confident. Mike’s patient and open teaching style gave structure and understanding to the enigma of stand-up! Life changing and fun! Thanks Mike x
Can’t recommend enough
It was great to get the benefit of Mike’s experience. He was patient, very informative and I learned a lot. It’s a testament to Mike’s teaching that everyone from our course performed to the best of their ability at the final performance despite us all being a bag of nerves just a week or so… Read more “Can’t recommend enough”
He’s a legend
It’s no easy feat to try your hand at stand up, no matter how funny you think you may be. Deciding to put yourself out there can be daunting but Mike provides an encouraging, challenging & fun environment to figure out what is funny, makes you funny and hone it all into an act. He… Read more “He’s a legend”
Best thing I have ever done
I completed Mike’s 8 week comedy course and I must say it is the best thing I have ever done. I have never been on stage or performed in my life, and after 8 weeks I performed a full set I had written myself in front of 350+ people at the Backyard Comedy Club. It… Read more “Best thing I have ever done”
Extensive experience in comedy
Having not ever done any stand up before, Mike has helped me and the rest of us, gain the confidence to stand up in front of a bunch of strangers and speak our mind. The personal, constructive notes he gives will help you get better and better. His extensive experience in comedy becomes apparent as… Read more “Extensive experience in comedy”
Thoroughly recommend working with him
Mike has been a phenomenal teacher of comedy. Obviously passionate about what he does, it’s no exaggeration to say he can turn you from complete novice to having the confidence to kick in and perform in front of a room of people. I think for sure he was at his most helpful when being to… Read more “Thoroughly recommend working with him”
10/10 would definitely recommend
I took a comedy course with Mike as the teacher and ended up performing a set in front of 200 odd people!! Mike taught me everything I didn’t know that I didn’t know about comedy. He breaks it down into ways you can easily understand and his teaching methods helped every single person on the… Read more “10/10 would definitely recommend”
Completed a comedy course with Mike and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Mike’s blend of skills, experience and down to earth nature helped the whole group find their style and absolutely smash the event itself and it was a great night out for my friends that came along. As well as doing… Read more “Thoroughly enjoyable”
A fantastic experience
Before I started this course I arrogantly thought to myself ‘you can’t teach comedy’. Weeks of practicing, feedback and tips later I performed to an audience of 300 people laughing. More importantly, I performed with a different opinion, comedy had been taught. Mike can explain why a joke is funny, isn’t funny and will suggest… Read more “A fantastic experience”
Increases your stage presence tenfold
Mikes undeniable expertise and charisma make you feel at ease instantly. He encourages you to get up on stage straight away which increases your stage presence tenfold. Comedy Store – ‘a serious night out.’ If you take the course seriously, there is a chance others will too, as it’s great for your experience and comedy… Read more “Increases your stage presence tenfold”
Awesome course by a great teacher
It’s been eight years since I have got on stage, and this course and Mike helped invigorate my enthusiasm and my act. Truly a master at what he does in a warm and confident manner which makes you comfortable but able to take note and take in all his advice. He makes it look it… Read more “Awesome course by a great teacher”
Had a blast
Hadn’t performed before. 6 great weeks and then got to perform on stage at the Comedy Store! One of the best days of my life. Mike gives great advice, listen to him and you will up your comedy game, whatever level you are.
Fantastic course 10/10
Mike Gunn’s Comedy Course is highly recommended, you will not be disappointed. Great teacher, great guy and great stand up comic. Do not think about booking, just do it. Don’t delay.
Mike is a fantastic teacher and got every single one of us ready to take the stage in a matter of weeks. If you’ve always been thinking about doing it, theres no better way to get onto the open mic circuit than taking this course.
What a buzz!
Having just completed this course, I am still on a high, I wanna sign up immediately for the next one. If only my school teachers had taught using comedy, I might have learned a lot more. Mike Gunn is a comedy legend, and he was super generous with his time too, this was by far… Read more “What a buzz!”
Best thing I’ve done with my life
Mike has become like a second father to me, in so much as I only see him for a few hours on a Sunday. Unlike my dad Mike turns up sober and dispences good advice. It’s brilliant watching this master at work, and learning a craft that all to many other courses seem to rush… Read more “Best thing I’ve done with my life”
All round Top Bloke
Really is a great 8 weeks; gets you on stage from the get-go, tweaks and tweaks and has you absolutely ready to go for the final show – which is just an unreal experience! Mike’s approach is ideal; he dishes out advise exactly when needed and most impressive of all somehow manages to get his… Read more “All round Top Bloke”
Brilliant adventure for newcomers to the comedy circuit
I’ve tremendously benefitted from Mike Gunn’s wisdom and learning from him to make my jokes punchier. Mike is very personable and quick to realise what is your essential detail that you need to work on, both with comedy material and stage presence. He makes hard work fun which was most important for me. He makes… Read more “Brilliant adventure for newcomers to the comedy circuit”
Learning from the best!
Mike is a fantastic comedian and a brilliant teacher – he gives great advice, pushes you to get out of your comfort zone, and instills confidence in even the most nervous of performers! No matter what your levels of experience and confidence, Mike will be able to help you refine your material and bring out… Read more “Learning from the best!”
And he cures cancer
Just completed an 8 week stand up course and performance night with Mike for Cancer Research UK. I was massively nervous about taking on the challenge and Mike was really good at putting people at their ease and giving us really useful practical tips and techniques for delivering a professional looking act. For this Cancer… Read more “And he cures cancer”
Great teacher and a legend
Mike is a great teacher and will be completely honest with you if you are shite but will do it in a completely supportive way and get you to build your confidence to be able to preform! Highly recommend him!
Great course with a great teacher. Gave very direct with feedback which is what you need. Created a very relaxed environment which is perfect for newbies. Would definitely recommend
Mike is just amazing
I went on an Ultra course he taught, and with him being one of the best stand-ups in the country I assumed I’d be onto a winner. I was not disappointed, this guy is the most nurturing man I’ve ever met. And he’s funny as hell too.
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