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Listen To The Audience - A Comedy Workshop

What is a comedian without an audience? A babbling fool? Or a pending genius waiting for their moment to shine!

In this comedy workshop we take lessons and exercises from clown and improvised comedy to help you better listen to, understand and react to the audience.

The audience is an instrument to play and it changes every night, your job is to learn how to play this different instrument for every show.

Giving the exact same delivery to a small basement in Kentish Town for a group of other comedians may fail to land at the main stage at the Soho Theatre. This workshop will help you do gauge the temperature of the room and adapt.

No experience in comedy or performing is required for this workshop. The exercises and lessons do not need any prior knowledge to be effective. Just come along and jump right in! If you want to have a taster in clowning and comedy, this is also the right place to look.

If you've taken this workshop before, come and give it another go! We mix up the exercises each time it's run and you can't get enough practice! (Also it's just really fun 🤡)

What do you need to know?

  • Suitable for any experience, from complete beginners to seasoned performers

  • We take lessons from clown and improvised comedy to help us understand how the audience is feeling and adjust our performance accordingly

  • Expect lots of movement, physicality and laughter

  • There's a mixture of group and solo time in front of the class

Are you...

  • A stand-up? - know when to drop the script and become comfortable trusting your instincts on stage

  • A clown/ alternative/ character comedian? - tune into what part of your act is working and give the audience more of what they want

  • An improviser? - develop your instincts for when a character or reference is loved by the audience and bring it back later in the show

  • An actor? - try out a different way of playing to the audience

  • A public speaker? - pick up on when your audience is engaged and when you need to shake up your speech to reinvigorate them

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£25 - £35

What People Say About Our Classes

★★★★★ "Blinding workshop packed with opportunities to try stuff out in a comfortable yet challenging way."

★★★★★ "I really enjoyed the course! Charlie explained the concepts well and there lots of opportunities to practice the ideas"

★★★★★ "I had so much fun! Viki made us feel very welcomed and the improv activities were accessible and linked to mindfulness and listening skills. I would recommend joining their classes if you are keen to develop your improvisation skills or just to have a total blast!"

★★★★★ "So engaging and really feel like I understand how to bring clowning and improv together"

★★★★★ "Had an amazing time. Really good addition to improv experience!"

★★★★★ "Viki held the space in a way that was both playful and therapeutic, allowing for creative expression and learning in a calm and mindful setting."

★★★★★ "It was a great group and the exercises were really fun"

★★★★★ "Great workshop, great teachers, great work."

★★★★★ "The workshop was so much fun!"

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