ANYONE who has watched stand-up comedy on TV or live and thought ‘I could do that’ can now give themselves that chance by taking part in a five-week course at Bromsgrove’s Artrix.
Theo’s Comedy Skool returns to the School Drive venue from next Monday, September 25.
At the end of the course participants have the opportunity to the stage and perform their material and receive a free video of their show to take home.
Local poet, comedian and author Theo Theobald who runs the sessions said: “It may only be on the telly in your lounge, but everyone has to start somewhere.”
Places are limited on the course as Theo believes one-to-one time with each participant is an essential element of comedy coaching.
Along the way there will be plenty of help available with writing, rehearsal and performance, ensuring everyone is ready to take to the stage for the live show on October 28.
Theo said a lot of people who signed up for the workshops dis so to see if they had what it took while others had it on their ‘bucket list’ of things they wanted to try in their life.
“Lots of people think about signing up just to tick it off their list of achievements, those who do inevitably gain in self-confidence throughout the workshop and get such a buzz out of making an audience laugh.
“If you fancy having a go yourself, or know someone who would appreciate a gift with a difference go to Artrix’s website and search for workshops, where you can book online.”
One person to literally stand-up for this stand-up course is Standard editor Tristan Harris.
He said: “I think there must be a lot of people who watch live comedy and wonder if they could do it before swiftly putting the idea to the back of their mind and burying it in their subconscious.
“And then the next time they watch some stand-up it happens again and they repeat the process over and over.
“I think sometimes you just have to say to yourself: ‘right, let’s give it a go and see what happens’.”
Each week Tristan will be writing a piece about the sessions and keeping readers posted about what the process is like and how he is getting on.
Visit www.artrix.co.uk or call 01527 577330 for more information on the course.
Places, which include the free video, are £125.