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Stand-up Comedy Weekend Workshop 


Craft your own stand-up set on our intensive weekend workshop, then present it live on the Poodle Club stage before an audience.


This workshop is the perfect way to give stand-up a try in a supportive and fun weekend. Over two days of immersive classes with a highly experienced teacher, you'll learn the tools you need to get on stage and get that audience laughing.


Even if you don't fancy a career in the limelight, our comedy workshop will help anyone to gain confidence and have a laugh with other funny people. Classes run from 11am - 5pm with a lunch break, culminating in a live showcase on Sunday at 7pm. This class will be strictly limited to 12 students.

The workshop fee includes 2 tickets to Poodle Club (worth £22), which can be used for any weekend show to enjoy a night out yourself or use them as a gift.

This workshop has been postponed  
At The Poodle Club
167 Sydenham Road, 
London SE26 5HB
Workshop Fee £100

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Your teacher:  Kate Smurthwaite is an award-winning professional stand-up comedian with over 20 years performing experience. She appears all over the UK and around the world and is currently touring her 15th one-woman show, The Last Mayor of Fihalhoi, which opened at the 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has written for many household names in comedy, for radio and podcasts, internet shows and TV, including Have I Got News For You and BBC3’s BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised.


Kate has taught comedy to thousands of new and experienced acts for over a decade for City Academy, City Lit, What The Frock, Skyros Holiday and privately. 

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