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Wellington Comedy School

Wellington Comedy School

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  • Tue 23 May ’17, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tue 30 May ’17, 7:00pm – 9:00pm


The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington



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Free information session: May 23 7:00pm
Introduction to the basics of joke writing and comedy performance.
Then, learn more about our upcoming comedy program.
Space is limited! Please RSVP

Full 4-week course: Every Tuesday, May 30 - June 20
Graduation: June 22

Have you always wanted to try stand-up comedy but didn’t know how to start?
Do you perform already and would like to improve your skills?

Comedian, writer and lifelong teacher Neil Thornton (TV3’s After Hours) brings you Wellington’s inaugural stand-up comedy workshop. In addition to his career as a stand-up comedian and writer, Neil Thornton has been teaching writing, creativity, and presentations for more than 20 years.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

- Find comedic ideas and turn them into material
- Write jokes and structure an act
- Improve your abilities as a performer
- Overcome stage-fright
- Develop your comedic persona

In the group classes, we’ll develop your material and performance skills. In two private one-on-one writing sessions, we’ll polish your set further. By the time of your graduation showcase, you will have a funny, well-written, and well-rehearsed routine ready to impress any audience.

Free information seminar: Tuesday, May 23 7:00-9:00 pm

Class 1: Tuesday, May 30 7:00-9:00pm
Class 2: Tuesday, June 6 7:00-9:00pm
Class 3: Tuesday, June 13 7:00-9:00pm
Class 4: Tuesday, June 20 7:00-9:00pm
[Plus, two private one-on-one writing sessions with Neil to be scheduled.]

Graduation Showcase: Thursday, June 22

At your graduation, you’ll have a prime-time spot in a comedy show at Fringe Bar with a professional MC. This is a great time to invite your friends and family to show off your skills. We will also make a high-quality video of your performance that you can take with you or post to YouTube.

Space is limited, so enrol now!
Cost: $300 (includes all classes, two private coaching sessions, the graduation showcase, and a video of your set)
To enrol: email neil@neilthornton.com or call 027-529-1225 to reserve your spot.

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