Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Scott Capurro
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Scott Capurro

The "Early Bird" price for this workshop is £65, available until February 5th 2018. The Late Booker price of £85 will then apply.

Students will receive guaranteed stage time with We Are Funny Project so that they can apply some of what they will have learned.

This is quite simply a comedy master class from Scott Capurro winner of several comedy awards, including the prestigious Perrier Award (when it still mattered).

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.

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 fresh faces on the comedy scene.

This workshop is designed for comedy acts of all levels. However anyone with less than 300 gigs will perhaps benefit the most. 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.

Earlier in the workshop, Scott will present a class on the process of creating a stand up set and drilling into your comedic premise. Later, each act will perform 2 - 3 minutes of jokes, with Capurro’s immediate feedback.

Scott will look at each section of the student’s act, pulling apart every joke, finding its truest, simplest form, and revealing the joke’s purest humour. A decent idea will be made better, and a good idea would be propelled to dynamite material.

The audience, made up of students, will then offer their comments. There are a lot of laughs throughout the day.

After 5 pm, Alfie will remain for drinks and take any questions to which he feels qualified to respond, including but not limited to finding the better open mics, acquiring spots in such appropriate clubs, and how to make yourself an indispensable cog in the comedy wheel.

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We Are Funny Dalston with Nigel Ng
Feb
26
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Nigel Ng

Open mic comedy with new acts, seasoned acts and pro acts. 
It truly is a mixed bag of fun and funny.

Guest MCs TBA

5 Spots
Bimisayo Adeyi
Trevor Jones
Jenny Kassner
David Carrington
Adam Flood
Rob Mayhem
Dan Andrews
Anthony Jeannot
Isabella Whiteman
Elizabeth Mungano
Tommy Ettling
Bonophe Tengbe

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NLP for Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Richard Lindesay
Mar
4
12:00 PM12:00

NLP for Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Richard Lindesay

This workshop is designed to bring specific skills to performers who wish to be able to be (more) comfortable on stage, grow their confidence, improve their rapport with the audience and generally bolster their stage presence and joke writing abilities.

The "Early Bird" ticket price of £55 is available until February 19th and then increases to £75. The price includes a guaranteed spot at at a We Are Funny Project gig soon after, so that what has been learned can be applied.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nlp-for-stand-up-comedy-workshop-with-richard-lindesay-and-wafp-tickets-39609689648

NLP is Neuro Linguistic Programming, Jimmy Carr is one of many who have applied it to their joke craft. Here's a decent online definition for this spectacular field.

What is NLP?
https://selfhelpfix.com/nlp.php

NLP is a broad and dense topic, this workshop is a focussed and detailed introduction to applying boosted art and skills for comedy preparation and performance.

- Maximise stage presence by looking and feeling comfortable on stage

- Building comedy material with maximum clarity and laugh potential

- Getting more laughs by communicating material in an easy-to-assimilate manner

- Gain confidence by committing your material to memory

- Keeping control of the room by dealing with interruptions and hecklers

- Apply what you’ve learned with an on-stage performance of your material

Your tutor, Richard Lindesay, has been involved in NLP since the early 2000s to model successful business people. By the mid 2000s he was mentoring people on a one-on-one to basis, working on improving their presentation skills, reducing stage fright, and writing clear and easy-to-assimilate presentation and training material. 

In the early 2010s he developed his own business consulting methods under the banner of Metaphors of Business, and provided public trainings and private mentoring in these techniques. NLP led Richard into comedy through an NLP modelling project where he was tasked with analysing the performance technique and material of Jimmy Carr, after which he used what he had learned to write and perform his own stand-up comedy.

Richard started comedy in Sydney, Australia, and has since gigged professionally in comedy clubs throughout Australia, New Zealand, and more recently in the UK. He produced and performed in sold out shows at the Sydney Fringe Festival and New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

In the UK, alongside performing, he also writes comedy material for social media companies, public speakers, and other comics.

http://www.richardlindesay.com/

Promoter Alfie Noakes will be available for after-workshop drinks and will happily answer any more general questions on the comedy scene (where he feels qualified to comment)

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How to Develop Comedy for Television with Howard Cohen
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

How to Develop Comedy for Television with Howard Cohen

The "Early Bird" price for this workshop is £65, available until 6pm March 5th then increases to £85.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-develop-comedy-for-television-with-howard-cohen-and-wafp-tickets-39609992554

The tutor, Howard Cohen is a comedy writer/producer who has worked for major production companies including Warner Brothers, Disney, Objective Productions and Lion Television.

TV credits include BBC3’s Impractical Jokers, BBC2’s The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek, ITV’s The Paul O’ Grady Show and Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer. 

Howard produced and directed a highly successful a series of scripted comedy films for Yahoo! and in 2016 produced, directed and edited the number one most viewed series of shorts for Channel 4 online.

Howards' first scripted comedy has been optioned by a major production company, whilst his second scripted project is currently in development at another company.

Who Is The Workshop For?
So many comedians and aspiring comedy writers have interest in working on TV projects, but unless you want to climb the ladder it’s difficult to break into the industry creatively. This workshop is designed to help those who are outside the TV industry to find a way into the business.

Why Come To The Workshop?
Just because you are not a junior researcher or an assistant producer, does not mean you can make an opportunity for yourself to develop TV shows, BUT there is a certain methodology to dealing with the production companies. This workshop will provide them students with insights to help them progress their ideas to the screen. The day is a blend of theory and practical challenges and exercises.

Break Down Of The Day
1. An introduction to TV – how industry works, who to approach and how best to approach them.
2. Comedy Entertainment – What are they looking for and how to get your initial approach noticed and what you can do to make your idea standout.
3. Comedy Entertainment – How to zone in on your big idea and how to sell it. Advice on treatments and tasters.
4. Brainstorm Exercises – Opportunities to develop a new comedy entertainment idea.
5. Scripted Comedy – What production companies are looking for and how to approach agents. Which competitions offer the most opportunities and how to take the plunge into short film.
6. Scripted Comedy – How to make your idea unique and stand out to the powers that be.
7. Pitching Session – Each student will pitch a single idea and face the challenge of hitting the right marks and testers.
8. Q&A with Howard on practically any aspect of the industry you might care to ask.

Event promoter Alfie Noakes is himself a 13 year veteran of the TV and Radio industry, specialising in documentary, cinema and magazine programming for a slew of shows on Channel 4, Sky, ITV and MTV plus two years as a reporter on BBC Radio One. Towards the end of the day Alfie will be available to answer questions on commissioning and production in arenas beyond specifically comedy productions.

As a short film maker Howards' work has been nominated for awards around the world including The London Short Film Festival, The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival & The Houston Comedy Film Festival. His film “Something For The Wickend” won the people’s choice award at The London Short Film Showcase, and 2015’s “The Milkman” won Best Film at The KinoDot International Film Festival. This work was rewarded with a sketch show series broadcast internationally on the digital channels of the Shorts TV film network.

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Sound Performance, Recording and Techniques for Podcasting Workshop with Robin Green
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Sound Performance, Recording and Techniques for Podcasting Workshop with Robin Green

Our new Workshop ventures into new territory, with a top rate and experienced teacher, Robin Green, and has an initial focus on those who wish to produce a podcast (likely a funny one).

Workshop Topics include: 

  • The recording environment and how to make best of it
  • Avoiding common sound problems (some will surprise you)
  • Jargon busting and explanation
  • Overview of essential and ideal equipment (we are mindful that many productions will be made on a budget)
  • Choosing an editing / recording system to best suit you
  • Monitoring sound (by ear and with meters)
  • Discussion of different microphones, best placement and techniques (a selection will be available on the day to try)
  • Commonly used production tools (covering process and principles)

The limited number of "Early Bird" tickets cost for the day is £120 and available until May 6th at which time the price will increase to £150.

Lessons learned in this Workshop focus on general principles of sound production and be relevant to users of most recording or editing systems, they will go far beyond one specific purpose, the principles taught can be applied to microphone technique, recording sketches, live performances, interviews and more…..the focus being on spoken word format, (be it for live applications, podcast or video production). 

Radio producers, journalists, short film makers, documentary makers would all benefit from the skills and knowledge shared. Nonetheless, we assume making a pro sounding podcast will, for most students, be the main interest in the first instance.

Know this, your content can be first rate but if it sounds awful then you will lose your audience. That’s a simple reality.

As an added extra after the main class has ended, students will be invited to join us for drinks in a nearby pub where additional questions may be asked in a more relaxed setting. Former BBC journalist, Alfie Noakes, will be present to offer advice on booking interviews and applying good interview techniques, should this be your interest.

The day covers much technical territory yet is delivered by a seasoned industry pro who will present matters in lay terms.

A major objective of the workshop is to to ensure that you can employ understandable and useable principles and processes to your audio projects. 

Previous experience in sound recording is not a requirement at all, this Workshop is here to help you to hit the ground running and open the world of sound recording for you. With this said, those with some experience will benefit from learning on a more advanced level.

Demonstrations will be part of the day and will make use of Avid’s hugely successful “Protools” sound editing software, however any principles taught will be universal and can be replicated on many other software systems. (On application we can suggest several freeware and more professional systems to try out if you are interested in downloading one before the workshop).

In the period following the Workshop you will be given opportunity to contact the trainer and ask specific follow up questions, so if something new pops up and you need some help, then it is available.

Although not a requirement, please feel free to bring your own equipment along on the day to try out any processes for yourself. If so, please ensure that you are reasonably familiar with the basic operations of your software / hardware beforehand as we will not be able to provide system specific I.T support.

Please bring a pair of headphones with a ¼” (larger size) jack.

 
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Comedy Storytelling Workshop with Matt Price
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Comedy Storytelling Workshop with Matt Price

£55 Early Bird price expires May 7th and then jumps to £75 for late bookers.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comedy-storytelling-workshop-with-matt-price-tickets-41546188769

Students will receive guaranteed stage time with We Are Funny Project so that they can apply some of what has been learned.

This is a workshop for newbies, people who might wish to pump up their public speaking skills, new comedians and also gigging comedians who want to build or improve upon their storytelling skills. By storytelling, I mean joke driven stories with a beginning, middle and a pay off at the end. 

If you have a look on comedycv you will see that so many acts describe themselves as having a storytelling style. Funny stories are now even more popular than ever and form part of club sets from 5 to 20 mins and longer, aswell as hour long solo shows.

There is a good reason for this - audiences love funny stories. After 5 intensive hours you will leave with a head full of ideas. The aim of the day is for you to be able to take events that have happened to you and make them funny to the audience in front of you.
It’s a fun and practical workshop that looks at :

How we can develop a funny story from an initial idea to a finished bit.

The techniques used to generate ideas for stories.

How to develop and edit a story.

What makes a story work for you and your on stage persona.

How to deal with various disruptions that happen when peforming long form stories in different types of rooms. 

And how actually, a heckle or disruption can really add to you story.

Matt has performed in over 30 countries, received an award nomination for a solo show in Australia, performed 5 solo shows in Edinburgh and have received many 4 and 5 stars reviews (for narrative solo shows). Matt has also received a few bad reviews over the years too, which makes him even more qualified to present a workshop of this nature. He works for most UK comedy promoters and have a reputation as being an interactive, joke based storyteller.

Matt Price in Australia 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52CfdUkQbAA 

Matt Price with a weird heckler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX-7Su38Wlc

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Clowning Workshop with Dave Thompson and We Are Funny Project
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Clowning Workshop with Dave Thompson and We Are Funny Project

Dave Thompson is a multi-skilled comedian. Dave is an internationally acclaimed stand-up act, clown and teacher of comedy and public-speaking. Oh, and he was also Tinky Winky in The Teletubbies.....

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clowning-workshop-with-dave-thompson-and-we-are-funny-project-tickets-36514597143

The £55 price for the day includes pub meal and a drink. Students will be provided a guaranteed open mic spot with We Are Funny Project so that they might practise some of what they will have learned.



The "Early Bird £55 price expires on 22nd January and then the price increases to £75 for late bookers.



In Search of Stupid – Encountering Our Clown.



Are you tired of being sensible? Then try being stupid. 

The clown starts full of hope, and finishes in fiasco. 

The clown is open, simple, stupid - and happy. 

The clown walks on stage with a heart full of love, and no ideas. 

The audience loves the clown for their humanity, not for their slick performance. 



Some great clowns don’t wear clown costume. Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecombe, Rik Mayall, Harry Hill and Tim Vine celebrate the silly.



This one-day Workshop is for beginners and experienced performers to explore their inner idiot, and enjoy the flop. Let go of cool, and romp under a full moon with half a brain. Dave Thompson’s Workshop is a safe space to be sane in this insane world.



The course is practical, but includes some theory. The day involves:



Clown types – the Auguste, and the Bouffon.

The difference between the Clown and the Fool.

Simple games.

Improvising.

Clown Entrances and exits.

The Circle.

Ensemble playing.

Wobbling.



Please bring comfortable clothing and be prepared to sit or lie on the floor.



Students can bring old clothes, masks, hats, toys, instruments, and dolls.



Dave Thompson has performed stand-up comedy in thirty-four countries. Known for his zany style, he's written material for many famous names including Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Stewart Lee, and Phil Nichol. Dave appeared in four feature films and numerous TV shows including ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’. He was in eight episodes of Al Murray’s sitcom ‘Time Gentlemen Please’. He’s best-known as the actor inside the Tinky Winky costume in the world-famous TV show 'Teletubbies'.



Dave has worked as a visiting lecturer at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and on the comedy degree course at Solent University. He has taught comedy courses in London, Cardiff, Brighton, Atlantic College (Wales), Budapest, Nässjö and Örebro in Sweden.

 

Comments from Former Students

 

Mike LashFantastic workshop. Useful for stand up, improv and just a background knowledge of Clowning. It's not about painted faces and red noses. This is an active workshop that really makes you think about how you approach performance. We all got loads of performance time and when you're watching others you're enthralled.

 

Gary ShawA very interesting and great fun afternoon. Dave is not only a very funny comedian, but really knows his stuff regarding not only clowning performance, but also it's history and, dare I suggest, psychology. Parts of the workshop, I had enormous fun doing, but wasn't sure what they were about. But in hindsight, you can see precisely where they were heading towards.



“Dave Thompson's comedy course kick started my career. I don't think I would be doing comedy today if I had not attended that course.” Mike Gunn.



"Dave Thompson is a fantastic teacher. He has a true comedy mind and I can only imagine in the time since I did his course, he will have got better and better." Susan Murray. 



''Dave is someone who truly cares about his students and will give them the best opportunities he can to help them go as far in their career as possible, I have benefitted immensely from attending his lessons.'' Samee Raz



"Having already performed Stand Up for a while I wanted the confidence to move out of my comfort zone and try new types of comedy, in particular character based. Dave's course gave me the confidence to push my boundaries and the detailed constructive feedback has opened the door for me to loads of new comedy opportunities. Whether an absolute novice or a seasoned professional, anyone who enjoys making people laugh will benefit from the course - I cant recommend it highly enough!”

Mark Wilson.



"Dave Thompson is the man to go to learn and help you on your comedy career. His course, with great constructive feedback and unwavering encouragement, gave me the self belief that I can do this - and I will, so watch this space!"

Pete Woolly.



"In Dave Thompson's course I got trained in the nuts and bolts of structuring a 10-minute spot, I learned about -- get this! -- comic THEORY (ha!) and I discovered my own particular comic strengths. Dave left me with tools that I am now working with. In addition, he is just a helluva person. Take the class!"

- Terianne Falcone



“Dave Thompson using twenty years of experience as a pro comedian. Taught us like a judo black belt. We learnt that, to make em laugh- you have to catch people on their back foot, take them by surprise- and it works." Jo Wonder



"In his comedy classes, Dave has an eye for individual strengths and potential, which I reckon comes from his great understanding of comedy, and his respect for how diverse it can be. A good balance practical feedback and a bit of theory and structure, Dave helped me figure out what plain 'works'. Personally, I still don't think I look like Rolf Harris, but I wouldn't have gotten up for my first gig without his encouragement." Luke Stickels



Dave’s novel ‘The Sex Life of a Comedian’, is available on Amazon.

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Talk. A Bitcoin Cash World with Dr Craig Wright
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Talk. A Bitcoin Cash World with Dr Craig Wright

This event will help those new to crypto-currency understand how to "get in and get on" and for those with more experience the Talk will offer a sense of expert insight as to the potential and possible future of this game-changing technology and investing opportunity.

"Early Bird" Tickets are available at the price of £20 until 6pm January 15th and then the price will increase to £25.

As a special additional bonus, event sponsors nChain are offering a £10 Bitcoin Cash QR voucher to everybody who comes to the event.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-a-bitcoin-cash-world-with-dr-craig-wright-tickets-39609726759

Doors open 630pm for a 730pm start and with a break the event will end around 930pm - 10pm

In the last 6 months Bitcoin has really hit the mainstream and, as a result, has seen its value sky rocket. However, the big banks have not been lying down and the original vision of Bitcoin has been corrupted and now rather than low-no fees on transactions fees are extremely high. 

Bitcoin Cash forked away from the original Bitcoin in August to be in line with the original view of Bitcoin as a per-to-peer currency with very low fees. However, many of those new to Bitcoin are unaware the vital differences between Bitcoin Cash and its predecessor.

In this talk Dr. Wright will share his vision for “Bitcoin Cash World” where Bitcoin is used on a daily basis by merchants, consumers, banks, and other participants across the world’s economy. Among other things, he will explain:

• the advantages of Bitcoin over traditional fiat currency and payment methods

• why the newer Bitcoin Cash presents the better path to being “peer-to-peer electronic cash”

• what steps need to be taken to achieve global adoption

Dr. Craig Wright has been involved with Bitcoin since 2009 and is one of the earliest minds behind Bitcoin. Dr. Wright is an Australian computer scientist, businessman and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. Currently, he is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies.

Before his early and extensive work with Bitcoin, Dr. Wright had over 20 years of experience in the fields of information technology and security, and is one of the most highly qualified digital forensics practitioners in the world. He has personally conducted in excess of 1,200 IT security related engagements for more than 120 Australian and international organizations in the private and government sectors.

A prolific researcher, Dr. Wright has been a lecturer and researcher in computer science at Charles Stuart University. He has also authored many articles, academic papers and books on IT, security, bitcoin and other cryptocurrency issues. Dr. Wright is now a sought-after public speaker internationally on security, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics, while also presenting his research findings at academic and business conferences.

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We Are Funny Dalston with Stu Turner
Jan
30
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Stu Turner

Tonight's Headliner is the magical Stu Turner!

 

MC - Alex Martini

 

10 Spot

Mat Brooks

 

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):

Caspian James

Isabella Whiteman

Connor Davis

Chris Allen

Daniel Vallender

Gaelle Constant

Matthew Gundel

Jack Wheeler

 

Doors open at 19.00

Show starts at 20.00

& ends by 22.15

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We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

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How To Be Funny: A One Day Workshop with Dave Thompson
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

How To Be Funny: A One Day Workshop with Dave Thompson

The price for the day is £75.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-be-funny-a-one-day-workshop-with-dave-thompson-tickets-32347957612


Students will also be assured an open mic spot, if they wish, with We Are Funny Project, so what has been learned can be applied.

Develop the ability to relax and generate laughter. Whether you want to perform stand-up comedy, or give engaging presentations, making people laugh will boost your success. Find the “place of power” in a room, and be confident with a crowd. Explore body language, persona, and rhythm, to intrigue your audience. Learn about joke structure, and how to find the laugh.

Persona:

Your persona is the lens through which the audience sees your material. A persona that’s clear can make poor material hilarious. A persona that’s hard to understand can make brilliant material dull. A slight adjustment to your presence on stage can make a huge impact.

Who Can Attend?

Those who want an injection of confidence at public speaking. Anyone who wants to try stand-up comedy. Comedians and actors who want to be funnier. 

The Joy of Speaking in Public:

Public speaking is one of the few occupations where you don’t need qualifications. You’re not required to wear a uniform – nobody dictates how you should look. No government department dictates that you meet their professional standards. You can say what you want, how you want, without assessing health and safety. You don’t have to provide energy ratings, lists of ingredients, or DBS checks. If you’re interesting enough, you can pretty much live outside the system that so many dream of escaping.

People have made their living by bewitching strangers since Biblical times. Microphones came along a hundred and fifty years ago, but the fundamentals of public speaking are much as they were at the time of the Pharaohs. Come and discover the ancient secrets!

Getting On Stage:

We cover:

Ways to relax and be confident in front of a crowd.

How to engage your audience.

Using your voice to make your performance pleasant to hear.

Mic and mic stand technique.

Finding the light, and owning the stage.

Being your own manager, to create and exploit opportunity.


Not Just Thinking – But Doing:

The workshop is practical. During the second half you are asked to produce a minute of material and perform it to the group. You are then given feedback.

Dave Thompson

Dave is best known as the person inside the Tinky Winky costume in ‘Teletubbies’, which is still shown all over the world. He’s appeared in four of Harry Hill’s live tours, including ‘Sausage Time’, the DVD of which was released in 2014. His novel ‘The Sex Life of a Comedian’ is available on Amazon.
Dave has performed stand-up comedy in thirty-four countries outside the UK, and acted in four comedy feature films. He’s written for Harry Hill, Omid Djalili, Phil Nichol, Tony Law, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Jim Tavare, Ben Elton, John Moloney, and Stewart Lee. He was a commissioned writer on ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ and ‘The Sketch Show’ which starred Lee Mack and Tim Vine. He’s appeared in most series of ‘Harry Hill’s TV Burp’ in human or costume roles. He was in eight episodes of Al Murray’s sitcom ‘Time Gentlemen Please’.

Dave’s worked as a visiting lecturer on the comedy degree course at Solent University, and at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. He has been invited to teach comedy courses in London, Cardiff, Brighton, Atlantic College (Wales), Budapest, Nässjö and Örebro in Sweden. He’s taught corporate presentation skills training in several companies in Britain and Hungary.

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We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

We Are Funny Challenge - "Bitcoin" Edition with Patrick Monahan

The We Are Funny Project "Challenge" shows are an established format where superb comedians are invited to perform a brand new 5 minute set based upon a specified theme, in this instance... "How Will Bitcoin Change The World?"

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-a-bitcoin-cash-world-with-dr-craig-wright-tickets-39609726759

Taking the Challenge:

* Benedict Farse
* Dana Michelle Alexander
* Keith Platt (Professional Yorkshireman)
* Ed Pownall
* Eshaan Akbar
* Kelly Convey
* Mo Omar

The night will be headlined by "Britain's Hardest Working Comedian", the brilliant Patrick Monahan, who will close the show with his trademark warmth, wit and energy.

‘A comedian with a heart of gold… it’s not laboured but it makes you think, even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’ ✭✭✭✭✭ One4Review

The show will be opened by the sharp Dominic Frisby who is not required to take the Challenge, he will simply bring the funny to kick off the night.

‘Viciously funny and inventive.’ The Guardian.

‘Great comedy talent’ Chortle.

The amazing value "Early Bird" tickets are available at £6 each until January 14th. Tickets will then be priced at £10 each.

Note: This show will be filmed and all who attend may find themselves appearing on video clips that find their way to the internet. Therefore, do not bring your secret lover if you wish to retain the "secret" bit.

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We Are Funny Dalston with Richard Sandling
Jan
23
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Richard Sandling

Tonight's Headliner is the warm and witty Richard Sandling

MC - Alex Martini

10 Spot
TBA

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Christopher Jones
Richard Walker
Serafina Cusack
Kelly Maria
William Hitt
David Blakemore
Alex Mellon
Adam Flood

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

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We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Ian Smith
Jan
22
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Ian Smith

Tonight's Headliner is the cracking Ian Smith

MC - Alex Martini

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Sohom Das
Phil Green
Tina Kelly
Matty Bradley
Ciaran Chillingworth
Helena Langdon
Aaron Shipper
Ken Grinnell
Angela Nesi
Jacob Hatton

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Alfie Brown
Jan
17
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Alfie Brown

Tonight's Headliner is the brilliant Alfie Brown

MC - Alfie Noakes

10 Spot
Tom Mayhew

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Giuseppe Gib
Celia Delaney
Adrian Hull
Mary Feilding
Mike Sheer
Andy Winfield
Will Preston
Thomas Allen
Nicholas Smalley
David "Riggs" Ryan
Mark Dilworth

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Athena Kugblenu
Jan
16
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Athena Kugblenu

Free Show. Tonight's Headliner is the super-sharp Athena Kugblenu

MC - Alex Martini

10 Spot
Josh James

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Eleanor Bennett
Tom Keenan
Rachel Carroll
Rowan Hand
Usman Khan
Tiziano La Bella
Gavin Saunders
Michael Akadiri
Ayesha Tansey


Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

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We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

 

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We Are Funny Dalston with Brodi Snook
Jan
15
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Brodi Snook

Free Show. Tonight's Headliner is a Project headliner debut from Brodi Snook!

MC - Alex Martini

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Danny Thompson
Kathryn Taylor
Tommy Ettling
Jacapo Schena
Delea Shand
Peter Kelly
Stephen Harper
Dylan Jones
James Ramarni

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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Comedy Storytelling Workshop with Matt Price and We Are Funny Project
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Comedy Storytelling Workshop with Matt Price and We Are Funny Project

£55 Early Bird price expires December 25th and then jumps to £75 for late bookers.

Students will receive guaranteed stage time with We Are Funny Project so that they can apply some of what has been learned.

This is a workshop for newbies, people who might wish to pump up their public speaking skills, new comedians and also gigging comedians who want to build or improve upon their storytelling skills. By storytelling, I mean joke driven stories with a beginning, middle and a pay off at the end. 

If you have a look on comedycv you will see that so many acts describe themselves as having a storytelling style. Funny stories are now even more popular than ever and form part of club sets from 5 to 20 mins and longer, as well as hour long solo shows.

There is a good reason for this - audiences love funny stories. After 5 intensive hours you will leave with a head full of ideas. The aim of the day is for you to be able to take events that have happened to you and make them funny to the audience in front of you.
It’s a fun and practical workshop that looks at :

How we can develop a funny story from an initial idea to a finished bit.
The techniques used to generate ideas for stories.
How to develop and edit a story.
What makes a story work for you and your on stage persona.
How to deal with various disruptions that happen when peforming long form stories in different types of rooms. And how actually, a heckle or disruption can really add to you story. 

Matt has performed in over 30 countries, received an award nomination for a solo show in Australia, performed 5 solo shows in Edinburgh and have received many 4 and 5 stars reviews (for narrative solo shows). Matt has also received a few bad reviews over the years too, which makes him even more qualified to present a workshop of this nature. He works for most UK comedy promoters and have a reputation as being an interactive, joke based storyteller.

Matt Price in Australia 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52CfdUkQbAA 

Matt Price with a weird heckler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX-7Su38Wlc

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We Are Funny Dalston with Mawaan Rizwan
Jan
10
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Mawaan Rizwan

Free Show. Tonight's Headliner is the hilarious Mawaan Rizwan!

MC - Alfie Noakes

10 Spots
* Matt Price
* Mat Brooks

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Jurga
Rudy Ilyas
Stephen Wade
James Howell
Laura Thomas
Ollie West
Nicholas LePanto

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Lenny Sherman
Jan
9
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Lenny Sherman

Free Show. Tonight's Headliner is the geezer Lenny Sherman!

MC - Alex Martini

10 Spot
Tom Mayhew
Sean Sellers

5-mins spots (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Ivan Kirby
Ben Doust
Kevin O'Connell
Akin Omobitan
Richard Howard
Kallis Kyriacou
Ben Doust

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Robyn Perkins
Jan
8
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Robyn Perkins

Free Show. Tonight's Headliner is the wonderful Robyn Perkins!

MC - Alex Martini

10-min Spot
Mad Ron (Steve Lee)

5-min Spots
Sohom Das
Jack Wheeler
Nicholas Smalley
Jonathan Feld
Peter Kelly
Julie Wales
Andrew Buchan
Shehan W
Michal Topolski

Doors open at 19.00
Show starts at 20.00
& ends by 22.15

www.facebook.com/wearefunnyproject

We Are Funny Project also run a range of one day Workshops on everything from Comedy Storytelling to MCing, How To Be Funny through to Developing Comedy for TV and a whole lot more… check us out here...

http://wearefunnyproject.com/calendar?category=Workshop

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We Are Funny Dalston with Spring Day
Nov
29
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Spring Day

This is our LAST FREE EVENT before our Xmas break.
After this one, we'll be back in 2018! 

Tonight's Headliner is the fantastic Spring Day!

Special guests (10-mins):
Cressida Wetton
Joe Hobbs
&
Matt Price

Support acts (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Leslie McJagger
Lily Phillips
Kathryn Mather
Enrico Hallworth
Anna Clifford
Will Preston
Sonny Cheems
Rhys Morgan

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We Are Funny Dalston with Arielle Souma
Nov
28
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Arielle Souma

New Act New Material Night with a more experienced act at the end.

Tonight's Headliner is the fabulous Arielle Souma.

Special guests (10-mins):
Daphna Baram
&
Nathan Cassidy

Simon Weekes
Ben Kavanagh
Nobumi Kobayashi
Jack Johnson
Maxine Vuvuzela (Malinda Mukuma)
Joann Condon
Colin Martin
James Hone
Helena Langdon
Eva Bindeman
Sarah Crowden

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We Are Funny Dalston with Howard Cohen
Nov
27
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Howard Cohen

New Act New Material Night with a more experienced act at the end.

Tonight's Headliner is the lovely Howard Cohen.

MC for the night is our fantastic Alfie Noakes.

Special guest (10-mins):
Bentley Browning

Johnny Dave (aka Nathan Clemence)
Leighton Roff
Celia Delaney
Michael Hughes
Joshua Massen
Mark Lemon
Kallis Kyriacou
Chris Jones
Joe Hobbs
Danny Walsh
Keelah Rose Calloway
Daniel David

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We Are Funny Dalston with Dylan Gott
Nov
20
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Dylan Gott

New Act New Material Night with a more experienced act at the end.

Guest MC is the lovely Chris Brown!

Tonight's Headliner is Dylan Gott.

Special guests (10-mins):
Alex Martini
&
Sam Smedley

Adam Bromley
Rebekka Turner
Jurga Sakalauskaite
Sam Webb
Tom Griffin
Ryan Cross
Sohom Das
Matthew Truesmith
Tariq Robin Muman
Andre Mckenzie
 

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We Are Funny Dalston with Keith Platt
Nov
15
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Keith Platt

New Act New Material Night with a Pro act at the end.

Tonight's Headliner is the immense Keith Platt!

Special guests (10-mins):
Christian Reilly
&
Matt Price

Support acts (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Caitlin Vine
Mark Lemon
Aydin Moghaddam
Gaëlle Constant
Sami Stone
KellyMaxine Ford Bannister
Pernilla Holland
Steve Hili
Kayla MacQuarrie

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We Are Funny Dalston with Benji Waterstones
Nov
14
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Benji Waterstones

New Act New Material Night with a more experienced act at the end.

Tonight's Headliner is the lovely Benji Waterstones.

Special guests (10-mins):
Jay Handley
&
Saskia Preston

Support acts (MUST arrive before 19.30!):
Leighton Roff
Ruby MacKellar
Mo Saffaf
Enrico Hallworth
Sachin Kumarendran
Phil Green
Ola Aralepo
Hubert Mayr
Jacopo Schena
Toby Isaacs

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We Are Funny Dalston with Henry Ginsberg
Nov
13
7:45 PM19:45

We Are Funny Dalston with Henry Ginsberg

New Act New Material Night with a more experienced act at the end.

Guest MCs: Chris Jones + Rob Mayhew

Tonight's Headliner is Henry Ginsberg.

Special guests (10-mins):
Alex Martini
&
Robyn Perkins

Kathryn Taylor
Tom Redman
Kelvin Green
Andrew Buchan
Caspian James
Gaëlle Constant
Rhys Morgan
Robert Dan
Joseph MMath Lim

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Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Scott Capurro and WAFP
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Punch Up Your Stand Up Comedy Workshop with Scott Capurro and WAFP

The "Early Bird" price for this workshop is £65, available until October 30th, includes a pub meal and drink. The Late Booker price of £85 will apply after October 30th.

Students will receive guaranteed stage time with We Are Funny Project so that they can apply some of what they will have learned.

This is quite simply a comedy master class from Scott Capurrowinner of several comedy awards, including the prestigious Perrier Award (when it still mattered).

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.

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 fresh faces on the comedy scene.

This workshop is designed for comedy acts of all levels. However anyone with less than 300 gigs will perhaps benefit the most. 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. 
 

Earlier in the workshop, Scott will present a class on the process of creating a stand up set and drilling into your comedic premise. Later, each act will perform 2 - 3 minutes of jokes, with Capurro’s immediate feedback.

Scott will look at each section of the student’s act, pulling apart every joke, finding its truest, simplest form, and revealing the joke’s purest humour. A decent idea will be made better, and a good idea would be propelled to dynamite material.

The audience, made up of students, will then offer their comments. There are a lot of laughs throughout the day.

After 5 pm, Alfie will remain for drinks and take any questions to which he feels qualified to respond, including but not limited to finding the better open mics, acquiring spots in such appropriate clubs, and how to make yourself an indispensable cog in the comedy wheel.

www.scottcapurro.com

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