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Comedy Storytelling Workshop with Matt Price and We Are Funny Project

  • Farr's School of Dancing 19 Dalston Lane London, England, E8 2LX United Kingdom (map)

The cost for the day includes a pub lunch and drink, pint or glass of wine. £65 Early Bird price expires Monday November 6th.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comedy-storytelling-workshop-with-matt-price-and-we-are-funny-project-tickets-36305192809

Who should attend : The course is for people who want to develop their storytelling skills. Newbies and more seasoned comics and public speakers will benefit from this day.

The aim is to help participants get a better a understanding of the mechanics of telling a funny story. By the end of it, students will have a broad insight in how to develop and structure a story from the initial idea to a honed piece of comedy

The course will include practical tips on how to :

use silences to great affect

seamlessly set up and use callbacks

weaving in and out of banter

distraction

telling two stories at once

finding a story that suits your persona

tying everything up at the end

narrative arc for an hour long show or longer story

tone and stage craft

things that can go wrong that can be used to your advantage

In recent years storytelling comedy has become a separate sub genre at the Edinburgh Festival and increasingly comedians are describing themselves as storytellers. Traditionally that was code for either “not funny”, or “not having any jokes.” Now a storytelling style is very popular with audiences at comedy clubs and comedy festivals all over the world.

Students will be provided stage time at a We Are Funny Project open mic night in the period following the class in order to apply some of what they have learned.

There is a knack to telling a good story. A way of cutting out unnecessary set ups, deciding what the story is about and what it's really about. Most importantly, there is a way of making a story engaging and funny. That is the overall aim of this course.

Participants will need to prepare in advance, either an outline of a story or a story that is 3 minutes in length. They need to be able to explain why it's funny. They will perform their story and get feedback in the afternoon. They will leave with a better understanding of how to tell their story in a club set or show.

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

The cost for the day includes a pub lunch and drink, pint or glass of wine. £65 Early Bird price expires Monday November 6th and then jumps to £85 for late bookers.

Who should attend : The course is for people who want to develop their storytelling skills. Newbies and more seasoned comics and public speakers will benefit from this day.The aim is to help participants get a better a understanding of the mechanics of telling a funny story. By the end of it, students will have a broad insight in how to develop and structure a story from the initial idea to a honed piece of comedy.

The Workshop will include practical tips on how to :

use silences to great affectseamlessly 

set up and use callbacks

weaving in and out of banterdistraction

telling two stories at once

finding a story that suits your persona

tying everything up at the end

narrative arc for an hour long show or longer story

tone and stage craft

things that can go wrong that can be used to your advantage

In recent years storytelling comedy has become a separate sub genre at the Edinburgh Festival and increasingly comedians are describing themselves as storytellers. 

Traditionally that was code for either “not funny”, or “not having any jokes.” Now a storytelling style is very popular with audiences at comedy clubs and comedy festivals all over the world.

Students will be provided stage time at a We Are Funny Project open mic night in the period following the class in order to apply some of what they have learned.

There is a knack to telling a good story. A way of cutting out unnecessary set ups, deciding what the story is about and what it's really about. Most importantly, there is a way of making a story engaging and funny. That is the overall aim of this course.

Participants will need to prepare in advance, either an outline of a story or a story that is 3 minutes in length. They need to be able to explain why it's funny. They will perform their story and get feedback in the afternoon. They will leave with a better understanding of how to tell their story in a club set or show.

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). 

 

Here are some reviews from previous students

Neil Humphrey Matt Price is a brilliant comedian who inspires all those he teaches. I could have sat and listened to him for many hours more. A great day of learning and I look forward to being one of Matt's students again in the near future.
Joseph Stephens Very good workshop with Matt. Had a lot of food for thought after the workshop and a lot of good ideas. Highly recommended!

Laurence Hebberd I took the comedy storytelling course (run by Alfie and hosted by Matt) and it was fantastic. All the questions were answered in detail and the criticism was constructive and very useful. Everyone was treated equally, and time was taken to ensure we all felt welcome. Can't wait to do my slot now!

Janis Haves Brilliant day on Sunday at the Comedy Storytelling course. Lots of details and questions all answered. Matt is a warm, funny workshop teacher, who makes everyone feel empowered and confident. Friendly and supportive group as well. Happy to recommend you jump in and go for it. Cant wait to put what I learned into practice.

Raquel Pinto I am new to comedy, looking to become a storyteller. The Workshop on the 8/5 was immensely brainstorming, informative and reassuring. I look forward to learning more from WAFP productions and trying out my ideas on their comedy nights' stages.

Mat Wills If you need guidance like I do, then why not seek it from someone who knows what they are doing of? Matt Price is an excellent story teller and is passionate about comedy. This is shown in his teaching technique. I needed specific help in certain areas...See More

John Leaman Excellent day, and very friendly but well-structured. Useful for honing public speaking skills as well as stand-up

Suzi Wild 1) what I liked most: The question and answer session. Matt covered all the aspects of storytelling I wanted to know. He really knows his stuff and was happy to go through all the questions in depth. He was very generous with his advice and gave us tips that would take years to learn on the circuit.

2) Nothing I least liked

3) I'd definitely recommend to other