Mimicry & Satire Workshop with Will Franken We Are Funny Project

  • Farr's School of Dancing 17 - 19 Dalston Lane London, England, E8 2LX United Kingdom

This Workshop will introduce you to the art of satire and ethical value of casting yourself as a comedic enemy against the status quo – with your material serving not necessarily as a business card, but rather as a highly effective comedic weapon.

The day is part spoken class with Q&A, plus practical exercises and personal reviews of your material. The class will be its' own audience and in my experience a number of new friendships are born and a whole lot of laughs are had on our Workshops.

This is a workshop set up to demonstrate unique tips and techniques to aid both new and established performers in honing the fine comedic art of mimicry. Come learn about and take part in exercises on accents, facial elasticity, monologue and dialogue crafting, quick-change segues, and much more!
The £65 price for the day includes pub meal and a drink, and every student is guaranteed some We Are Funny Project open mic stage time in order to apply some of what has been learned
Comments from former students:
Janet Bettesworth " A satirist is the opposite of a decent human being". The irreverence and subversiveness should remain cold and never culminate in an easy, tension-relieving joke. Chris Morris was quoted by Will Franken as an example of this, but not until he'd already invoked Horace, Juvenal, Aristophanes, Chaucer, Moliere and more recently Lenny Bruce and Steve Colbert. This was never long-winded, zipped along and was extraordinarily entertaining, Various exercises involving everyone brought in mimicry as a tool of satire. The massive privilege of understanding the origins of satire as well as having a really fun day make this workshop, in my opinion, priceless.
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Daniel Clay Fun course with some great practical exercises. It was good to go beyond the trivial and think about bringing comedy to the meaningfull by highlighting the madness around us. Good course!
Like · Reply · Message · November 15 at 2:34pm
Richard Lindesay This was supremely interesting and useful, and I got all that I wanted from it and more. Highly recommended.

Laurence Ogden Had a lot of fun, definitely taken away lots of new ideas.