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 two of my students, Dane Buckley and Maple Zoo winning the gong show and Mark Flynn winning in Bath.

Course 1

Sun 12th May – Sunday 16th June 2024

Session 1: Sun 12th May 11:00 – 13:00

Session 2: Sun 19th May 11:00 – 13:00

Session 3: Sun 26th May 11:00 – 13:00

Session 4: Sun 2nd June 11:00 – 13:00

Session 5:  Sunday 9th June 11:00 – 13:00

Session 6: Sun 16th June 11:00 – 13:00

Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 16th June 14:30

Course 2

Sun 30th June – Sunday 4th August 2024

Session 1: Sun 30th June 11:00 – 13:00

Session 2: Sun 2nd July 11:00 – 13:00

Session 3: Sun 14th July 11:00 – 13:00

Session 4: Sun 21st July 11:00 – 13:00

Session 5:  Sunday 28th July 11:00 – 13:00

Session 6: Sun 4th August 11:00 – 13:00

Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 4th August 14:30


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Course 1 Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 16th June 2024 14:30   

Course 2 Final showcase at the London Store: Sunday 4th August 2024 14:30

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Mike Gunn Comedy Course

This was such a great course to do. I highly recommend Mike. He is straight to the point. When I think about where we all started at the beginning to where we ended up… is wonderful. Do this course!! Take yourself out of your comfort zone. Jump and have some… Read more “Mike Gunn Comedy Course”

Ellen O'Grady

Amazing. Just do it!

Unreal! You do a lot in the 6 weeks (and trust me they will fly by) to get from zero ability to the confidence to get on stage in front of a massive crowd. The majority of this is down to Mike and his particular style of teaching. I’ve been to this venue loads as… Read more “Amazing. Just do it!”


Unforgettable Experience

I just completed Mike’s amazing comedy course and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic! The experience of performing to a packed crowd at the Comedy Store was beyond cool. The energy in the room was electric and the support from the audience was incredible. I learned so much and had a blast making… Read more “Unforgettable Experience”


Great beginner course

Mike is terrific at taking you from no experience on stage, all the way to a confident comedian in just 6 weeks. Highly recommend for aspiring comics, people looking for a fun hobby, or even as a great gift idea (as my wife got for… Read more “Great beginner course”


Best foreign ever

This course is the best thing eve. Met great people, Mike helped me hone my skills and figure out my comedy personality. Highly recommend it. Thanks Mike… Read more “Best foreign ever”


The best 6 weeks you could hope for

If you’re looking to start in Comedy and don’t know how, Mike Gunn’s course will give you all the essential tools to create and polish your first 5 minute set. Mike comes with all of the experience but gives great support and brings a lot of laughs along the way. This is by far the… Read more “The best 6 weeks you could hope for”


Comedy meets therapy

Great course and great guidance! Loved the classes on finding your own comedy persona and having the group feedback on how you come across both physically and verbally. It’s a true lesson in self-awareness. This also resulted in everyone sharing such intimate stories with each others like you’d thought you’d known each other for way… Read more “Comedy meets therapy”


Think your funny? you will be

Sod the gym membership and shred your bible, you won’t find a better life upgrade than this course, held in a venue dripping with prestige under Mike Gunn’s expert guidance you’ll go from zero to hero in six weeks, no joke, this is the one that will get you… Read more “Think your funny? you will be”

Mark Bee

Great course

Highly recommend this fun, accessible and practical course. I only wish I could do it… Read more “Great course”


Top Gunn Course

To learn the basics & techniques, this course is excellent. Mike tells it how it is and gives you an insight into the Stand Up world. Great experience were you build a kinship with others and it works. BOOK… Read more “Top Gunn Course”

Biggers (Kev)

What an experience!

This course was everything I wanted it to be and more, a voice of true experience, Mike imparts wisdom and advice in a direct, practical but friendly way that enables you to and leaves you wanting to grow and develop, rather than feeling incapable or complacent in your act. We laughed throughout and not just… Read more “What an experience!”

Jack Henry

It’s a no brainer

The best course to go from caterpillar to day 1 of a butterfly in… Read more “It’s a no brainer”

Emma Kate

Fantastic Course

Absolutely brilliant. Mike shepherded a group of us through a six week beginner course and at the end of it we were unrecognisable. I look forward to trying this again and who knows, maybe I’ll claw my way back to the comedy store one day. Great venue, better teacher, wonderful group of people to waste… Read more “Fantastic Course”


You’re in great hands

Great course. The camaraderie, the location and tutelage has been invaluable. Recommend this course for all those that have an interest in comedy or… Read more “You’re in great hands”


This course is perfect for

This course is perfect for those looking for stage experience and developing your own voice as a comedian. Mike doesn’t stifle your creativity by telling you exactly how to write your jokes, instead he helps you find your own way of expressing yourself. 6 weeks of on stage practice with immediate feedback and by the… Read more “This course is perfect for”

Sheila Belo

Fantastic course

Mike is a natural teacher who creates a fun and open environment to learn in. He really encouraged us to find our own way of being funny, whilst also giving us enough theory to equip ourselves. I loved the course and would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to try stand… Read more “Fantastic course”

Joe Byrne

Could not recommend this course

Could not recommend this course enough!! Mike is a great teacher who will show you the ways to improve no matter what level you come in at. To get this help from a professional such as him has been unbelievably beneficial to… Read more “Could not recommend this course”

Jimmy Pringle

Great fun!

I really enjoyed the beginners comedy course and I think Mikes a great teacher! I would recommend this course to anyone looking to give stand-up a… Read more “Great fun!”


Easing you in to yourself

Definitely a course everyone will benefit from! Controlling my nerves has been one of my biggest issues when it comes to performing. Mike allowed me to have the exposure I needed in an environment that prepares you for future performances with the right amount of support and nurturing along the way. Mike encourages you to… Read more “Easing you in to yourself”

Charlie Stanton

When stepping into the realm

When stepping into the realm of stand-up comedy, apprehensions are natural. But the six-week course I recently completed under the expert guidance of Mike Gunn at The Comedy Store eliminated any initial fear and replaced it with newfound confidence and skill. From the moment I walked in, there was an atmosphere of energy and enthusiasm… Read more “When stepping into the realm”

Angela Kay Miller

Mike Gunn’s comedy course ended

Mike Gunn’s comedy course ended this Sunday. It was very sad to say goodbye to our wonderful teacher and group, but we will definitely continue to communicate and perform on stages in London. This course gave confidence, comedy knowledge and, of course, an incredible experience. I highly recommend it to people who are just starting… Read more “Mike Gunn’s comedy course ended”


If you’re thinking about booking

If you’re thinking about booking this course don’t stare at it for months first like I did. It’s everything you need it to be, Mike is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced comic. He’s super helpful and is always up for a chat after classes to answer questions and share experience. You could be the most… Read more “If you’re thinking about booking”

Mason Knudsen-Thomas

Great results

Mike took our class from visibly shaking on stage to performing confidently in a show in just six weeks. I learnt so much along the way and had a great time. If you are looking to get outside your comfort zone and take your first meaningful step into the stand up scene, you will surely… Read more “Great results”


MR Mike Gunn is a

MR Mike Gunn is a living… Read more “MR Mike Gunn is a”

Dimitar Vasilev

Best Experience

6 weeks of brain-melting madness, creativity and laughs that ends with you doing something so utterly stupid and terrifying and yet more addictive than Doritos. Mike is a wonderfully positive, supportive and funny teacher who sets you on a path to search for your own voice, and not someone else’s. Five… Read more “Best Experience”


Sit next to Mike in class…

…that’s what my friend told me to do. The course and specifically Mike was recommended by a friend who knew it would help my confidence as a stand-up. She was right. It was a privilege to have access to a working pro for industry insight, feedback, and encouragement. Mike is so laid back, refreshingly blunt… Read more “Sit next to Mike in class…”

Kimberly Policella

Life’s short! Get on with it! Why haven’t you signed up yet?

Mike is the pro and as it says on the tin – incredibly funny. His comedy wisdom is invaluable, he helps you understand the slight tweaks and changes in nuance that can be the difference between a set working or flopping. Having been lucky enough to see Mike smash it at the Comedy Store, I… Read more “Life’s short! Get on with it! Why haven’t you signed up yet?”

Dan Hawkins

Transformative fun

Mike’s course is crafted to be funny, straight to the point, and feel spontaneous, much like his jokes. I started as a nervous wreck and he didn’t give up on me, helped me out, and validated my progress. I ended up delivering a set I was proud of for my first gig ever. Mike is… Read more “Transformative fun”

Francis G

Top Gunn

Superb experience from start to finish, really comfortable environment and Mike gets straight to it from day 1. Lots of laughs and learnt a hell of a lot in such a quick time. I’d recommend this to anyone starting out or in the early stages of stand up. The showcase at the end is also… Read more “Top Gunn”

Paul Gorton

Highly recommend

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”

Imogen Andrews

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”

Frank O'Shaughnessy

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”

Matt Hansen


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… Read more “BOOK NOW”

Ridwan El-Hasnaoui

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… Read more “Such a brilliant course”

Bella Cagnoli

A really great experience

Being a shy person with 0 public speaking skills, Mike taught me a plethora of really useful… Read more “A really great experience”

Danyil Minenko


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 me… 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.”

Johnny Rickard

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.”

Charlie Finnamore


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…”

Jamie Wilson

Great course

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… Read more “Great course”

David Ian

Great course

Great course you will meet lots of really cool people and learn a lot. So much… Read more “Great course”


Absolutely Awesome

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”

Ali Reza

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… Read more “Absolutely brilliant stepping stone into the stand-up world.”

Daisy Hatton

Stand-up Course

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. The showcase… Read more “Stand-up Course”

Jürgen Strack

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… Read more “Pancake very much!!”

Alicia Fuentes

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 down… Read more “Makes a world of difference”

Boris Corovic



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”

Kris Katzarov

Mikes Showcase

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”

Dane Buckley

A true master

You will learn invaluable techniques from a true master in the… Read more “A true master”

Gino Gattsby

Amazing teacher

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… Read more “Amazing teacher”

Daniel Pike

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… Read more “Life changing and fun!”

Bailey Johnson

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”

Hywel Roberts

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”

Sarah Taylor

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”

Will Slack

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”

Marco Ting

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”

Craig Butler

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”

Conrad Wilson

Thoroughly enjoyable

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”

Ross Norman

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”

Mark J Winter

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”

Tiffany Trethowan

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”

Danny Banks

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… Read more “Had a blast”

Dan Morris

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… Read more “Fantastic course 10/10”

Robert Stanger Aka Camo man

Highest recommendation

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… Read more “Highest recommendation”

Roei Samuel

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!”

Ros Hale

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”

Tom Pike

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”

Sam Fretten

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”

Gordana Micic

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!”

Jenn Perry

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”

Steven Gauge

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… Read more “Great teacher and a legend”

Ben Lerigo

Great course!

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… Read more “Great course!”

Merry Martyn

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… Read more “Mike is just amazing”

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Miraiker Wallace
Miraiker Wallace
01:46 02 Apr 22
Mike Gunn was the highlight of the Comedy Store evening. Still chuckling. Thanks.
Jason Bains
Jason Bains
08:54 14 Mar 20
A great teacher, Gave me the tools i needed. And i would
Highly recommend this course to anyone starting out in... Stand more
Craig Bull
Craig Bull
16:31 04 Mar 20
If you’re thinking of becoming a comedian then this course will genuinely change your life! Mike gets you feeling... comfortable on stage from the very first day. As the course progresses, Mike gives you friendly and honest feedback on your jokes and helps bring out your own unique comedy voice. The course culminates with a showcase event at the world famous comedy store, but having spent the previous six weeks there, every single one of us felt comfortable on stage and performed hilarious sets to a sell our crowd.
Now the course has finished, I’ve made a great bunch of mates and we are all out performing regularly on the open mic circuit. Mike has kept in touch with us and continues to provide support and advice. I wouldn’t book any other course!
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Seif Borin
Seif Borin
09:19 04 Mar 20
A brilliant experience. By the end of the course we all performed, fairly comfortably, in front of a large crowd and to... the sound of laughter no less, a testament to Mike’s ability as a teacher. He gave us the confidence to perform on stage and, during the course, provided a lot of constructive feedback to help us refine our jokes and punchlines. I would absolutely recommend this course. Mike’s also a funny f**ker, which helps. 👍read more
Mark Flynn
Mark Flynn
16:26 02 Mar 20
Mike's comedy course is the best thing I've ever done for myself, Mike very quickly helps you find your own way of... being funny rather than moulding you into his version. His friendly but direct feedback quickly gets you to a point that after just 3 weeks I was able to go out on open mics, by the end of the course and the showcase at the Comedy Store we all got consistent laughs throughout our sets, cannot reccomend Mike and his course enough. I didn't think you could teach someone to be funny but Mike can and more
Jason Ve
Jason Ve
19:09 01 Mar 20
Really great course . Mike is a brilliant teacher, great tips from someone who is out there doing gigs all the time ... and you get excellent feedback on your jokes as to whether they work or not .. very direct 😃.. which is exactly what you want . Very supportive .. an excellent experience all round .. culminating with the gig at the world famous London. comedy store ... which is well ..rather amazing .. if you thinking about this course .. just do it .. highly recommendedread more
Shaun Spurdens
Shaun Spurdens
23:49 29 Feb 20
Mike had us crying with laughter. The support acts were decent, but Mike had us all laughing non stop throughout his set
Brendan Weekes
Brendan Weekes
23:24 24 Feb 20
Mike runs a great beginners class in the Comedy Store - a perfect setting with an experienced and wise teacher.
Russell Heywood
Russell Heywood
15:00 24 Feb 20
Mike gives valuable direct feedback within a supportive atmosphere. An enjoyable six weeks and the final show was... something very special for more
Kenneth Moore
Kenneth Moore
05:36 04 Dec 19
Why can’t yes just be enough?
Gemma Barrett
Gemma Barrett
19:45 26 Nov 19
A huge Thankyou to Mike - Genuinely insightful, creates a fantastic atmosphere and also happens to be rather funny.... Thoroughly recommend!read more
Merry Red
Merry Red
12:22 26 Nov 19
Fantastic teacher! Created a very relaxed environment for newbies to stand up, and gave very direct feedback which was... incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommendread more
Melissa Jacob
Melissa Jacob
11:35 26 Nov 19
I cannot recommend Mike’s course enough! After 8 weeks of classes and laughs, I can confidently say that I’ve gone from... obsessively watching standup to actually performing a stand up comedy routine. Mike is very knowledgeable and he really pushes you to try and learn by doing - which is by far the best way I’ve learnt anything! Thank you, more
Grace Viccary
Grace Viccary
11:32 26 Nov 19
What a ride we had for the last 8 weeks with Mike Gunn, Very clear teaching, great fun, funny guy, took us through the... steps to do a 5 minute set at the end of our course, and not one of us failed. Couldn't reccomend highly more
Lucas Nutkins
Lucas Nutkins
11:43 25 Nov 19
A darkly funny man and a great teacher - it was a pleasure being mentored by Mike over the last 8 weeks in the run up... to my first ever (moderately successful) stand up gig. I cannot recommend him more
Oli Shilling
Oli Shilling
11:42 25 Nov 19
Just completed 8 weeks of training with Mike. Feel very privileged to have learnt from him, he has tons of experience.... Gives great support and feedback, across lots of different styles of comic. Obviously, he's also very funny to be around and learn from.

Thanks a lot Mike, it's been a great experience.
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Jenn Perry
Jenn Perry
11:32 25 Nov 19
Mike is a fantastic teacher - supportive, honest and incredibly knowledgeable. Would highly recommend to anyone that... wants to take the plunge into stand up comedy, Mike's classes are excellent and great fun!read more
Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris
09:07 22 Oct 19
Just finished Mikes Beginners Comedy Course, had a great 6 weeks of friendly fun classes, then one of the best days of... my life, performing on stage at the comedy store!

Listen to Mike, up your comedy game whatever your level.
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Tiffany Trethowan
Tiffany Trethowan
07:31 22 Oct 19
Beginners’ Comedy Course with Mike Gunn

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 portfolio.

If you’re doing it to try something new, a confidence boost etc. It’s an unforgettable experience that not many can say they’ve done! As soon as I saw Mike was running the course and the showcase was at The Comedy Store, it was a no brainer.
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Arthur Mitchell
Arthur Mitchell
20:13 04 Aug 19
I recently did Mike's comedy course at The Comedy Store, London which I enjoyed immensely and found highly instructive.... Apart from being a great teacher who gives useful feedback, he also happens to be very more
Jen Smith
Jen Smith
09:59 25 Jul 19
This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Genuinely life-changing.

Mike is such a fantastic teacher. He... gives completely honest feedback, but in a way that you really appreciate. Take everything he says on board, and you’ll definitely improve. On a practical level, Mike also teaches you the vital stuff to knock out the bad habits you could spend years not knowing you were doing.

I feel like a different person after this experience. It changes your mindset. I’ve met some amazing people and achieved something really special. Performing in The Comedy Store is such an honour, and something I’ll never forget.

Don’t listen to the naysayers... Comedy can definitely be taught, and Mike’s the guy to teach it!

Thanks for everything, Mike. I’ll take your lessons with me, and try not to let you down in public now! 😂
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Indi Madray
Indi Madray
01:18 24 Jul 19
Worth every penny and then some... if you're going to do a Comedy Course do it at the heart of UK's Stand-Up... scene...the Iconic Comedy Store with Mike Gunn. ( The entire staff team were so kind n supportive throughout my time there(.
Mike is a subtle genius and a Master of Stand-up, who took 11 "Average" people and turned us all into Stand-up Artists in 6 weeks. All his tips and advice paid off in the Final Showcase as we played to a nearly packed audience 😱, but the feedback from my hardcore freinds /family, was thrilling coz they don't give praise easily. An added bonus, Mike MC'd the Show and his entire performance was a privellige to watch AND an Education in exactly how Stand-up is done. If you can, then learn from the best...i feel like I've Thrown myself i in at the deep end but i definitely left the Comedy Store feeling ready to go for it on the Comedy Scene, thanks to Mike Gunn and the lovely staff at the Comedy Store !!!
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Rupert Cade
Rupert Cade
15:08 23 Jul 19
I’ve just finished Mike’s Beginners Comedy Course. It was fantastic, to go from having less than no clue to performing... to over 170 people at the Comedy Store was an experience I will never forget.

Naturally nervous at the start, Mike throws you straight in so that being on stage becomes second nature. After a number of exercises over the first couple of weeks you quickly progress to doing your own material. For me this was where Mike’s experience really shone. Swap this word for this, switch the order around like this etc made all the difference when it came to our performances. Listening to his feedback to the others on the course was as valuable as my direct feedback.

Since the performance I’ve had numerous comments saying the standard was way better than people expected and actually better than some comedy people have paid to see. Yes, we all put some effort in but really this is testament to Mike.

I had no interest in pursuing comedy after the course but did it as I felt it would be a great thing to have done and for personal development. It was so good I might just brave the stage again. On top of that I have also made some lovely new friends.

I couldn’t recommend the course more, no matter your motivations. I also think it represents amazing value for money. And if the course isn’t for you make sure you go and see Mike live. He is a very funny man.

Thank you Mike.
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Karl Wheeldon
Karl Wheeldon
13:24 18 May 19
A brilliant set at Ashby funhouse comedy club 🤣🤣🤣😂😂👍👍
Claire Bear
Claire Bear
22:35 13 May 19
What a legend, Mike encouraged and supported the whole group and helped us each find our individual funny, with comic... wisdom and sound advice couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Mike 😂read more
Sam Uel
Sam Uel
17:45 13 May 19
Trained me to perform a stand up routine and was very supportive and gave great feedback to help put on the best set I... could do. Cheers Mikeread more
Barbara Pamela
Barbara Pamela
15:37 13 May 19
Mike tells it how it is. However, he always has sound advice and detailed suggestions how to improve your act. Great... teacher! Thank you for your honesty and guidance! 😀read more
Amanda Ritchie
Amanda Ritchie
13:02 13 May 19
Mike is a great teacher. His experience and knowledge of comedy is exceptional. His ability to put his students at ease... with honest and constructive feedback is spot on.
And his absolutely hilarious.. love working with his guy.
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Amrit Depala
Amrit Depala
12:59 13 May 19
Very direct and blunt but that's exactly what we all needed👍🏽 Thanks Mike🙏🏾
Sam Ford
Sam Ford
12:27 13 May 19
Fantastic teacher. Just the right combination of brutal honesty and kind encouragement!
Emma Spreadbury
Emma Spreadbury
23:13 09 Apr 19
This year I took part in Mike Gunn’s Beginner’s Comedy Course at the Comedy Store, London and it was genuinely one of... the best experiences I’ve had.

Mike gets you up on stage and performing straight away which might sound daunting but there really is no better way to get going. You start with basic skills and techniques (which seem simple when you know them but could take a long time to work out on your own) and build up to writing and performing your own material. Mike creates a very supportive environment that allows you to try things out and gives detailed, constructive feedback to help you craft your 5 minute set.

If stand-up is something you’ve always fancied having a go at, I can’t think of a better way to start than with such an awesome a teacher as Mike.
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Coby Bull
Coby Bull
20:03 03 Mar 19
Just completed Mike Gunn’s comedy class. What an amazing experience!

During the six week course at the world... famous comedy store Mike showed us how to structure and then deliver the perfect set.

An incredible experience working with the funniest comedian in the business, highly recommended
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Neil Strangward
Neil Strangward
16:37 01 Mar 19
I’ve just completed Beginners’ Comedy Course with Mike Gunn. It was six Sundays of learning stand up from the great... @MikeGunn1 which culminated in a group performance at the iconic Comedy Store in London on 24 February.

Mike Gunn is a brilliant comedian. He’s a regular at the Comedy Store, has appeared on Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Live At The Apollo and much more. His vast experience is used in his ‘just get up and do it’ style of teaching.

None of us had done a minute of stand up before. But we all went out with the confidence and skills Mike gave us and put on a hell of a show to a packed Comedy Store. I’m still buzzing from the experience

Personally I’ve been bitten by the bug and intend to do some open mic shows. But the course is well worth it as an end in itself.

Neil Strangward
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Karen Preece
Karen Preece
12:45 02 Feb 19
extremely funny guy just love him xxx
Jannie Jack
Jannie Jack
10:16 01 Feb 19
Always a great headliner ..wonderful stage presence and quality gags. One of the best.
David Hadingham
David Hadingham
00:26 01 Feb 19
Mike is real funny, he tells it like it is!
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