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Two Day Beginners Course

Available in-person in Venues in London, Manchester, Brighton & Edinburgh or Online

Prices: In-Person - 99 / 89 Concessions or Online - 75 / 65 Concessions 

Courses in groups in venues or via Zoom over 2 days, plus a graduation show 

For More in depth learning, we also have a Premium Course Option for an additional 100 - this offers additional training on top of our two-day course and an extra graduation show.


In these unprecedented times comedy has never been more important. We are currently offering in-venue and online versions of our comedy courses which we have been teaching for over a decade - the online course is exactly the same as the live course and all the exercises are the same.


What makes a good Stand-Up Comedian?

Is it a natural talent? Or can you learn how to be a Comedian?

There are many common misconceptions as to how this is done.

Laughing Horse have been teaching comedy courses since 2006, which guide you through a proven process that professional comics use to write, perform and approach Stand-Up Comedy.

This course is not taught by theorists, lecturers or people that have never set foot on a stage. It is delivered by professional comedians who are currently performing Stand Up several times a week.

They 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.

The beginners course is best suited to people who have never performed stand up comedy before, or for new comedians wanting to get a good grounding knowledge of how stand-up works.

The course is very practical and spread over a weekend with a graduation show following the teaching which is open to friends, relatives and is advertised to the general public.



What does the course Cover?

  • Where material comes from and how to make routines of your own continuously
  • How to write material
  • Practical writing exercises
  • Learning how professional comics deconstruct comedy by watching and discussing current comedians
  • Editing and performing material written
  • How does online comedy work?
  • How the industry works

At the end of the course students perform live on zoom to an audience doing a 5 minute set at the graduation show, this is followed by feedback session  from the tutor.

Once comedy returns to venues later in the year, there will be additional graduation shows and feedback sessions.

Immerse yourself in Stand Up Comedy for a weekend (There will be homework!)



Previous Students 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 first step on your stand up career - sign up to the course


""friendly, informative and well-structured. A supportive environment allows wannabe stand-ups to develop material quickly... A no-brainer for anyone interested in the business, and a fun experience "

Paul Doncaster, Beginners course graduate


""I have found the course immensely helpful, as an actor for a number of years - with the tutor very supportive and helpful. I have now managed to learn a whole new way to perform in just a couple of days"

David Watson, Beginners course graduate


We've had hundreds of students take this course over the years, as well as expert comedy reviewers take the course and rate it very highly.

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



Premium Course Option - For an extra 100 on top of standard course fee

Including everything on our standard Two Day course, plus:

  • A separate 4 hour one-to-one tuition session with the tutor following the 2-day 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 99/89 concessions for the course in a venue, or 75/65 concessions for an online course.

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

Beginners 2-Day Comedy Course

Times are UK Times

August dates onwards for Edinburgh, Brighton, Manchester will be on sale soon - we are just waiting for our ticketing company to add these. Unfortunately our London venue has been taken over by an arts programme each weekend, so we are currently finalising a new London venue and we'll have September onwards dates for London as soon as we can for each month.

November 2023

Sat 4 Nov / Sun 5 Nov - LONDON (TULSE HILL) VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Queen Of The South, Tulse Hill)

Sat 11  / Sun 12 Nov - MANCHESTER VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day

Sat 25 /Sun 26 Nov - ONLINE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show online Sun Evening - Midday - 4.30pm each day


December 2023

Sat 2 Dec / Sun 3 Dec - LONDON (TULSE HILL) VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Queen Of The South, Tulse Hill)


January 2024

Sat 6 /Sun 7 Jan - ONLINE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show online Sun Evening - Midday - 4.30pm each day

Sat 20 / Sun 21 Jan - LONDON (HAMMERSMITH) COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Hop Poles, Hammersmith)


February 2024

Sat 10 / Sun 11 Feb - LONDON (HAMMERSMITH) COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Hop Poles, Hammersmith)

Sat 24  / Sun 25 Feb - MANCHESTER VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day


March 2024

Sat 2 / Sun 3 Mar - LONDON (HAMMERSMITH) COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Hop Poles, Hammersmith)

Sat 9 /Sun 10 Mar - ONLINE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show online Sun Evening - Midday - 4.30pm each day

Sat 16 / Sun 17 Mar  - EDINBURGH VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day


April 2024

Sat 6 / Sun 7 Apr - LONDON (HAMMERSMITH) COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Hop Poles, Hammersmith)


May 2024

Sat 4 / Sun 5 May - LONDON (HAMMERSMITH) COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day
(At The Hop Poles, Hammersmith)

TBC / TBC May  - BRIGHTON VENUE COURSE - 2 Day + Graduation Show in venue on Sunday Evening - Midday-4.30pm each day

 

Online and In Venue courses follow the exact same course and teaching time - the online version may finish slightly later if extra break time is needed, if a large group and there's extra time which is needed to help concentration when doing things on a screen.

We'll have more online courses and more dates for in venue courses in London monthly and other cities later following similar dates for later in 2024 - all will be put on sale in the Winter.  


Gift Vouchers are available for our Beginners 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.


Beginners Course Gift Voucher

Valid for course run in our venues and the Online Courses

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Online Only Gift Voucher

Valid Only for our Online Beginners Courses

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