Saturday 13 April 2024

Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy with Scott Capurro

Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy with Scott Capurro is an in-depth, in-person one-day workshop for New and developing or improving open mic comedians especially those with fewer than 300 gigs experience.

Book now on Eventbrite, then join us at Farr's School of Dancing in Dalston on Saturday 13 April 2024. You can also give this workshop as a gift.
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About this workshop

Workshop leader
Scott Capurro
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What it is
The day will open with a fun lecture on aspects of comedy writing, performance and insights from a working professional on how the scene and industry works.

Then, each student will "get up" and perform a 2 - 3 minute set and receive instant feedback from Scott. There will be tips on how to improve delivery, set structure, "punch up" existing material and comments as to why some material might best be dropped with advice on how to find replacement premises and jokes.

The audience, made up of students, will then offer their comments. Students will learn from one the strengths and weaknesses in one another's sets. There are a lot of laughs throughout the day.

This workshop will not only save new acts from making rookie errors and traversing dead end material during their own incubation; it’s also a fantastic way to get to know other faces on the comedy scene.

A massive challenge in stand up performance is making the comedian’s act accessible to a room full of strangers, and with this direct, pertinent approach from one of the longest lasting comedy acts in the UK, such a barrier can be expediently overcome.
Who leads it
Scott is a featured actor in film and television, he’s appeared in Mrs. Doubtfire, Star Wars Phantom Menace and on every panel show off the scenic route. This San Franciscan is one of nature’s great raconteurs. Challenging, sometimes outrageous, but intimate too and most happily inspired by the creative process.
What people say
"...a brilliant Workshop with Alfie and Scott. Got plenty of really useful tips and advice throughout the afternoon and priceless feedback on my own set, style and jokes. Book it, dive in and enjoy learning from the pro's about more than just the jokes but Open Mic circuit and some important do's and don't's." Phillip (Nov 2023)

"Attending the workshop led by Alfie and Scott was a truly valuable experience. Their insightful advice and expertise created a rich learning environment. The supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere fostered by the group made it suitable for both beginners and experienced individuals. Highly recommend for anyone seeking a collaborative and enriching workshop." Dan (Nov 2023)

"This is a great workshop, honest and constructive feedback on my routine with tips on improving the set. Alfie and Scott are so knowledgeable that you will learn a lot about writing and performing. I fully recommend this course. Loved it." Prakash (Nov 2023)

"I did a fantastic comedy workshop with Alfie and Scott Capurro on Saturday. It was so useful. They gave amazingly honest feed back with lots to think about and work on. I highly recommend this to anybody who wants to fine-tune their stand up comedy if you’re a beginner or experience performers." Andy (Nov 2023)Kirsty - A really great afternoon... so well organised... Scott’s advice was fantastic super helpful as too was Alfie’ very worth doing.. thank you.

Babetta - Loved this workshop. Got so much good advice from Scott and Alfie--and it's from people who know what they are talking about. It really gave me direction and made me see my set in a different way. I also learnt a lot listening to the feedback other people were given about their sets. The Q&A at the end with Scott was fab too--when do you get to pick the brilliant mind of an actual comedian?

Michael - This workshop was brilliant! Scott and Alfie were really insightful and help to cut the guff in your act and advice to streamline your jokes. Receiving criticism of your act can be tough to swallow but if you are serious about where you are going, get on the next one of these.

Seam - Really enjoyed the class learned so much I wish I could do it again.
When it is
12:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday 13 April 2024
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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