Saturday 19 March 2022

Character Comedy. Stand Up, Dressed up with Keith Platt

Character Comedy. Stand Up, Dressed up with Keith Platt is an in-depth,  in-person one-day workshop for existing character acts that might need some development and polish, alongside those looking to try character comedy for the first time.

Book now on Eventbrite, then join us at Farr's School of Dancing in Dalston on Saturday 19 March 2022. You can also give this workshop as a gift.
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About this workshop

Workshop leader
Keith Platt
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What it is
In this one day session you will learn the basic skills of how to make people laugh as someone else, or, stand up dressed up.

This day is designed to help and direct existing character acts that might need some development and polish, alongside those looking to try it for the very first time.

You will learn how to:·
- Create a character
- Develop material
- Remain in character
- Perform live

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Who leads it
The class is taught by stand up comedian, podcaster and heavy metal singer Howard Smith. He brings a wealth of comedy and entertainment experience having performed stand up for 19 years and as character Keith Platt – Professional Yorkshireman for 11 of those years.

Howard/Keith has toured all over the UK from some of the toughest pubs to cultured comedy clubs and finding a particularly warm welcome at festivals, Download, Brighton’s Best Of Fringe, Bloodstock, Beautiful Days and Farm Fest. Howard has also written for and appeared in various BBC Radio & TV productions.
What people say
Mary Taylor - I got loads from this day. Tons of great advice and info on how to create and develop our characters, our stand up, our writing and performing. Covered so much. And it was a lot of fun. I was cracking up all day.

Paul Warricker - This course provided good honest advice from someone undeniably experienced. Time well spent.

Andy Stedman - Really enjoyed the day, Howard was great and I learnt a lot. Cheers guys!

Kelvin Green - I wasn't sure if character comedy was my thing, then I thought why not? Howard led a genuinely informative, funny day. I learnt loads. Don't let your own prejudices about character comedy get in the way. Excellent and packed day.

Brian Cowles - I would recommend it to anyone who is into or thinking of starting to do character comedy. Howard was a great instructor and the day was really fun as well.

Howell James - Highly recommended. Howard/Keith is a very experienced comedian who performs and MCs in and out of character. He was a great teacher on the day, ready to share what he has learned on the pro circuit. This was an excellent learning experience not just for those wishing to develop a character but also for acts who want to get focused advice and tips from a top class circuit comedian.
When it is
12:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday 19 March 2022
where it is
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Farr's School of Dancing, 17-19 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF
How to get there
By train: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction
By bus: 76, 141, 149, 242, 243, 276, 277, 488

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