Stand up and deliver

All our current courses, workshops, seminars and training are listed below.

Our best known and most frequent course is the Absolute And Almost Beginners comedy course, led by Luke Toulson and Markus Birdman, with start dates most months, on weekday evenings (in rehearsal studios) and weekend afternoons (in rehearsal studios or comedy venues) in central London. 

It has a longstanding reputation for being the best there is outside USA, and the course leaders have developed their own approaches with results that are always awe inspiring.  It is recommended by Josh Widdicombe, Rhod Gilbert and Greg Davis who were amongst the first graduates.

Graduates are onstage at every comedy festival around the world, on your televisions (doing stand-up, as comedy actors, presenters, or on panel shows, or in their own sitcoms) every day, and have won every comedy award including BAFTAs.

Luke Toulson and Markus Birdman are the main leaders of our courses and workshops.

Courses, seminar and workshops include:

  • "Absolute & Almost Beginners comedy course"
  • "Try Comedy" taster sessions
  • "Becoming a Reviewer" led by Kate Copstick (Scotsman) and Chortle's Steve Bennett

Courses for those with some performance experience:

  • "The Complete Compere"
  • "Sketch & Comedy Characters"
  • Improver stand-up course
  • Sitcoms writing
  • Presenting
  • "Your Fringe Show" seminar
  • Political joke/gag writing

Additionally we provide:

  • Training for corporates, business, retail, public sector, not-for-profits and charities
  • One-to-one comedy coaching
  • Directors for comedy shows

Email for details of particular courses plus course dates and availability, and how to enrol.





































Details of these (currently being updated) are a click away on     
   Absolute & Almost Beginners comedy course
   Other Comedy Courses and 
   Training For Businesses