Comedy Course Info Pack

At one point during the course we were all given a small package of information to digest in our own time. It was very helpful as it answers most of those obvious questions I’m sure Hils or Logan will have been asked a million times.

I highlighted (with my trusty yellow pen) the important parts as I’m a bit of a geek in that way.

Every book I’ve ever read will have been attacked by a highlighter, written up and stored on the laptop somewhere very organised. I highly recommend doing this (unless your borrowing the book!) as it’s much quicker to scan the important parts to refresh your memory in the future.

Crumbs that all sounds a little geeky… balls

Anyway, back to the Comedy Info Pack: The most vital thing any aspiring comic needs to do on day 1 of his or her comedy journey, is to book open mic spots! NOW! 

This is important so you can hit the ground running the second you complete the course. And aim for at least 3 gigs a week. Christ, this is suddenly getting very serious.

But what if I can’t get gigs, I hear you saying. Then attend at least 3 gigs and get stuck into the networking. Also reflect on what worked and didn’t in your gigs as well as other people’s, this is easier to do if you audio record the shows.

Finally, aim to get 50 gigs(!) under your belt before moving to to the the bigger boy levels!

Right, well I’m now off to purchase the newspaper to find my some local clubs and pubs to get some experience asap.


Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.


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