- sold outHave you ever been at Top Secret and thought to yourself "I can do that!". Well now Top Secret is offering you the chance to learn stand up comedy.
In this course you will learn everything from joke writing to stage craft. What to do and what not to do when you are on stage. The course will be taught by a professional stand-up comedian who will deliver the lessons and the course will finish with a graduation show that your friends and family will be invited to attend. The graduation show will be at The Top Secret Comedy Club and will be MC'd be a professional comedian. Places are limited to 15 and will be sure to be filled quickly. No experience of performing is needed to attend the course.
Course Dates (all included in price):
Lesson 1: Saturday 10th October, 11am-2pm
Lesson 2: Saturday 17th October, 11am-2pm
Lesson 3: Saturday 24th October, 11am-2pm
Lesson 4: Saturday 31st October, 11am-2pm
Lesson 5: Saturday 7th November, 11am-2pm
Graduation Show: Sunday 8th November, 1pm-3pm
All lessons will take place at The Top Secret Comedy Club
This course will be run by Francis Foster, a comedian who talks about the important things in life, like failure and how to deal with having a psychopath for a mother. Francis gigs regularly at the best comedy clubs in the UK and came third in the prestigious NATYS at The Bloomsbury Theatre.
“Bitterly amusing gags” Chortle
“A rock solid act” Chortle
“A fantastic comedian who always delivers strong sets” Up The Creek Comedy Club
Our main shows on Monday to Thursday start at 8:00pm and finish around 10:15pm/10:30pm.
On Fridays we have three shows: the Early Show at 7pm until 8;30pm, the Late Show from 9pm until 10:30pm and the Late Late Show from 11:15pm.
On Saturdays we have four shows: the Afternoon Show at 3:30pm until 5pm, the Early Show at 6pm until 7:30pm, the Late Show from 8:00pm until 10:15pm and the Late Late Show from 10:45pm.
On Sundays, we have 2 shows at 5.00pm and 7.30pm.
We are open every day (except 3 days over Christmas). Mondays is New Material night, with 6 professional comedians trying out some freshly baked gags. On Tuesdays we have Nico Yearwood hosting with 3-4 comedians doing longer club sets. Wednesdays is a fresh new material night (like Monday), Thursday, Friday and Saturday is business as usual, with stand-up shows featuring the best of London’s stand up comedy scene (plus frequent Celebrity Guests). Sunday night ends the week with another Nico Yearwood hosted show (like Tuesday) with the best acts on the circuit.
Before our main shows between 6:00pm and 7.15pm Monday to Thursday, Saturday at 2:00pm and 3:00pm on Sunday, we let acts use the venue to work on their solo shows that will be going on tour, to the Edinburgh Festival, the Adelaide Comedy Festival and other majors comedy festivals around the world. You can see these shows in development and help shape the shows. Most shows are free or low cost with the option to donation after the show.