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Four Day (Two Weekend) Online Intermediate Course

Prices 150 / 130 Concessions

Courses in groups via Zoom over 4 days, plus an online graduation show - and then a further performance in a Laughing Horse venue

For more in depth learning, we also have a Premium Course Option for 250/230 - this offers additional training on top of our two day course.

In these unprecedented times comedy has never been more important. Over the covid years we realised online comedy training worked really well, and for our intermediate course it worked so we could teach students from a much wider area and to larger numbers. We are currently running this course online, with a graduation show in a venue.

What makes a good professional comic funny, 300 gigs a year?

This course is aimed at students who have completed our 2 Day Beginners course, or new comedians who have been gigging for 6-12 months.

Building on the skills learned on our dynamic and intensive 2 day beginners course or from what a new comic has learned from gigging on the open-mic circuit for 6-12 months, the Intermediate course takes students to the next level and towards a much deeper understanding as to what professional comedians do.

The techniques taught are practical and effective. These are taught by professional comics who are gigging and working currently. The Laughing Horse courses have been teaching comedy now since 2006  and have taught thousands of students, many of whom are gigging and making a living from Comedy.

Our tutors have huge experience in teaching this art form and giving valuable feedback, problem-solving and encouraging students to develop their routine. They have a wide-ranging knowledge of the industry and how to make career progress.

What happens on the course?

The course is very practical and runs over 2 consecutive weekends

This teaching is done via a zoom meeting, this lets students from around the country (and sometimes world) take part - and there's an online graduation show on the Monday evening after the end of the course open to friends, relatives and the public. The students perform for up to 10 minutes in the showcase. There is then a further showcase in a venue, when covid regulations allow for this to happen.

The Course Covers:

  • What is comic timing and how to perfect it
  • How to create a full routine
  • How to MC and host a show - the different skill set
  • How to progress in the current comedy industry
  • How full-time comedians approach comedy
  • How to build up your material

The mantra for the course is: It is not by luck professional comedians are funny!

You can be taught how to be funny, but its up to you how funny you want to be. Thats down to the work you put in, but you should know what that work should be.

Comedy can seem a big unfathomable task. But with the right coaching and guidance, Stand-up Comedy will be easier and far more enjoyable and can become addictive.

Previous Students on the Laughing Horse courses include:

  • Lost Voice Guy
  • Daniel Sloss
  • Imran Yusuf
  • Nat Luurtsema

All appearing regularly on TV, National tours, Live DVD's

As well as many working comedians around the circuit both in the UK and in America at all levels from open mic to professional.

Take the next step in developing your stand up career - sign up to the course

"The course has improved my confidence and the open spot I performed went down really well! And it's pretty cheap too! If you've got funny bones, you can do no better."

Duncan Hart, Course graduate

"Jay's courses - the intro through to the advanced - have infused a new vitality and structure into my comedy ethos. I truly believe that had I stumbled onto Jay sooner, I'd have much more to show for my comedy career aspirations."

Stephanie Parker, Course graduate

We've had hundreds of students take our courses over the years, as well as expert comedy reviewers.

Visit our Testimonials Page to see what the reviews have said, and  hear from many more students as well.

Premium Course Option - 250/230

Including everything on our standard four day/two weekend course, plus:

  • A separate four hour one-to-one tuition session with the tutor following the course, to practise your routine and develop further ideas
  • In depth feedback from your graduation show performance
  • Additional help with your performance
  • A gig at a second Laughing Horse show with a further 15 minute feedback session straight afterwards

Booking Information

The dates this course is currently available are below, and can all be booked online.

Prices are 150, or 130 concession. If you would like to pay by bank transfer please contact us on admin@laughinghorse.co.uk. Also drop us an email if you have any more questions. For more information on our tutors - click here

Upcoming Dates - Book Your Course

Online Intermediate Course

Main Times are UK Times

September 2023

Sat/Suns 9/10; 16/17 Sept- 4 Day ONLINE COURSE - 11am to 4pm each day

February 2024

Sat/Suns 3/4; 10/11 Feb - 4 Day ONLINE COURSE - 11am to 4pm each day

We'll have more Intermediate courses scheduled online after this, roughly every four/five months.

Our intermediate courses are now run online, as we discovered over lockdown the format worked really well so students from a much wider area could attend. You do the course online, have an online graduation show - and then you can come along to a Laughing Horse venue for another gig in an in-person venue.

Gift Vouchers are available for our Intermediate Courses

If you'd like to give a unique present to someone for their birthday or Christmas who loves stand-up, a comedy course gift voucher is ideal for them! 

Vouchers are valid for two years and are also ideal if you want to do a course yourself but not commit to a specific date yet.

Intermediate Course Gift Voucher

Valid for in-person course and Online Courses

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