Random Thoughts

Comedy Course Summary

It’s been a week or so since I finished the Stand Up comedy Course with Logan Murray.

It seems quite weird to not have anything to do on a Sunday… well apart from think about what happened during all those 5hr Sunday comedy sessions.

Before I started the course I felt I needed my hand held a little (or a lot) before I jumped on stage in front of an army of laugh wanting punters. I also wanted to meet like minded people to start building a network in the comedy world, find out if I was actually funny enough to make people I didn’t know laugh, and find out how to write seriously funny shit.

The course gave me all of this and more!

The course has been a great eye opener into the world of the stand up comic. I now know where the energy must be directed and that Mr ‘Inner Critic’ must be ignored. How to engage with audience, so they do not feel cheated. How to trust my gut and go for it. The importance of getting full emerged within the situation. How jokes come out of play and not staring at a blank piece of paper.

On reflection I wish I had given more to the course and not held back so much. Though that’s just my character and that ‘Inner Critic’ (a.k.a ‘Little Shit’) holding me back. I guess this is only the beginning of an exciting learning curve, so as long as I’m always moving forward things will get even better.

So if you have a little thought, that will just not go away, about trying stand up or wanting to make everyone laugh, or maybe its been your dream all this time, but everyone around you is telling you that’s just silly; maybe it’s time to give it a go. What do you have to lose? You might even enjoy it. Like Logan Murray would say:

There are no bad ideas, just undeveloped ones!

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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