Raymond
Mearns
Comedy
Course

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“A personality so huge it fills the room” – The List

Stand Up Comedy is simple at it’s most basic level – The key to comedy is SAYING ONE THING and then saying SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. In other words, there’s a set up and then a punchline. It is as simple as that! Say one thing and then say something else completely different! It’s what makes people laugh, the totally unexpected twist in your short story or as we call the; JOKES!  The rest of what makes people successful at stand-up comedy is hard work!


Writing out your ideas, interpreting all of the things you see and feel and being able to say exactly what makes these things funny is how you expand your set and gain a better understanding of what it is that makes you funny – what we call in the business FINDING YOUR VOICE!


Finally, it’s all about practice and repetition. Practice makes perfect in any artistic endeavour and this is what will eventually make you a great comedian!


Comedy is a serious business but you should never take yourself too seriously, this could be a problem, unless you’re actually a neurotic in which case if you open your true self up to an audience then there’s a good chance you will be hilarious!


But mostly RELAX, say ONE THING and then say SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, write from your heart and BE YOURSELF, stand-up and perform then repeat, repeat, repeat!


If you’ve got it, then this will bring it out of you!


I don’t teach microphone technique or that sort of stuff because I suppose if you don’t even know how to use a microphone then I imagine this course will be well beyond your capabilities.  I just get you to TELL IT LIKE IT IS the best way you can using your own voice, perceptions, biases, ignorance and experiences. Accept everything and deny nothing. Comedy is truth. Time for you to resonate.

Raymond Mearns is a professional stand-up comedian, actor and musician and has been successfully performing and teaching stand-up comedy for over 25 years.

“Exceptionally Funny and Cathartic” – The Scotsman

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