Beginners' Comedy Course with Mike Gunn - The Comedy Store London





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Tickets £250

Mike Gunn at The Comedy Store

You hear it all the time……that you’re the funniest one in the office, the life of the party, that you should be a stand-up comic. Well now The Comedy Store is giving you a unique opportunity to become just that.

Starting in January, our Beginners’ Comedy Courses take participants on a journey from social joker to The Comedy Store stage in just 7 weeks. Students will learn how to deliver precision punchlines, engage audiences and strike down hecklers like a true professional. Your teacher and mentor on this journey will be circuit veteran and 'Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow' alumni Mike Gunn, who has seen it all in his 20+ years as a stand up. With his vast stage experience, Mike will be able to help students hone their timing, perfect their mic techniques and teach the secrets of constructing hilarious jokes and stories.

The course ends with a showcase at The Comedy Store, open to the public, where each student performs five minutes in front of a live audience. Students will be given a number of tickets to the final event which they can give to family and friends, or even sell to raise funds for their future comedy adventures.

So what are you waiting for? This could be the gift that nudges someone towards comic stardom!



Sun 10th May - 11:30-13:30

Sun 17th May - 11:30-13:30

Sun 24th May - 11:30-13:30

Sun 31st May - 11:30-13:30

Sun 7th June - 11:30-13:30

Sun 14th June - 11:30-13:30

Live final showcase June 21st- 1:30pm – 5:30pm



Course Timings

Course A – SOLD OUT

January 12th - 11.30am - 1.30pm

January 19th - 11.30am - 1.30pm

January 26th - 11.30am - 1.30pm

February 2nd - 11.30am - 1.30pm

February 9th - 11.30am - 1.30pm

February 16th- 11.30am - 1.30pm

Course A Live final showcase February 23rd- 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Course B 

January 12th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

January 19th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

January 26th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

February 2nd - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

February 9th - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

February 16th- 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Course B Live final showcase March 1st - 1:30pm – 5:30pm



Don't just take our word for it. Here's some feedback from a few of our graduates...

"This year I took part in Mike Gunn’s Beginner’s Comedy Course at the Comedy Store, London and it was genuinely one of the best experiences I’ve had. Mike gets you up on stage and performing straight away which might sound daunting but there really is no better way to get going. You start with basic skills and techniques (which seem simple when you know them but could take a long time to work out on your own) and build up to writing and performing your own material. Mike creates a very supportive environment that allows you to try things out and gives detailed, constructive feedback to help you craft your 5 minute set.

If stand-up is something you’ve always fancied having a go at, I can’t think of a better way to start than with such an awesome a teacher as Mike."

- Emma Mean

"Just completed Mike Gunn’s comedy class. What an amazing experience! During the six week course at the world famous comedy store Mike showed us how to structure and then deliver the perfect set. An incredible experience working with the funniest comedian in the business, highly recommended"

- Coby Bull

"This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Genuinely life-changing. Mike is such a fantastic teacher. He gives completely honest feedback, but in a way that you really appreciate. Take everything he says on board, and you’ll definitely improve. On a practical level, Mike also teaches you the vital stuff to knock out the bad habits you could spend years not knowing you were doing.

I feel like a different person after this experience. It changes your mindset. I’ve met some amazing people and achieved something really special. Performing in The Comedy Store is such an honour, and something I’ll never forget. Don’t listen to the naysayers... Comedy can definitely be taught, and Mike’s the guy to teach it! Thanks for everything, Mike. I’ll take your lessons with me, and try not to let you down in public now!"

- Jen Smith

"Worth every penny and then some... if you're going to do a Comedy Course do it at the heart of UK's Stand-Up scene...the Iconic Comedy Store with Mike Gunn. The entire staff team were so kind n supportive throughout my time there.

Mike is a subtle genius and a Master of Stand-up, who took 11 "Average" people and turned us all into Stand-up Artists in 6 weeks. All his tips and advice paid off in the Final Showcase as we played to a nearly packed audience 😱, but the feedback from my hardcore freinds /family, was thrilling coz they don't give praise easily. An added bonus, Mike MC'd the Show and his entire performance was a privellige to watch AND an Education in exactly how Stand-up is done. If you can, then learn from the best...i feel like I've Thrown myself i in at the deep end but i definitely left the Comedy Store feeling ready to go for it on the Comedy Scene, thanks to Mike Gunn and the lovely staff at the Comedy Store !!!"

- Indi Madray

"I’ve just finished Mike’s Beginners Comedy Course. It was fantastic, to go from having less than no clue to performing to over 170 people at the Comedy Store was an experience I will never forget. Naturally nervous at the start, Mike throws you straight in so that being on stage becomes second nature. After a number of exercises over the first couple of weeks you quickly progress to doing your own material. For me this was where Mike’s experience really shone. Swap this word for this, switch the order around like this etc made all the difference when it came to our performances.

Listening to his feedback to the others on the course was as valuable as my direct feedback. Since the performance I’ve had numerous comments saying the standard was way better than people expected and actually better than some comedy people have paid to see. Yes, we all put some effort in but really this is testament to Mike.

I had no interest in pursuing comedy after the course but did it as I felt it would be a great thing to have done and for personal development. It was so good I might just brave the stage again. On top of that I have also made some lovely new friends. I couldn’t recommend the course more, no matter your motivations. I also think it represents amazing value for money. And if the course isn’t for you make sure you go and see Mike live. He is a very funny man.

Thank you Mike."

- Rupert Cade


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