The Art of Stand-Up Comedy

With industry legends Mandy Nolan and George Catsi guiding the way, this course is a journey about you.
AUD $595
20 hours - 100% online
Harness Your Unique Voice
Use writing and performance techniques to turn well-crafted jokes into a complete routine.
Explore Your Comfort Zone
Our video lesons will help build your confidence and discover personal strengths
Learn From the Best
Get real industry insight and inspiration from industry mentors who have seen it all.

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Course Outline


Who Are You?

Understanding Your Worldview

Great comedy rests on authenticity. In this lesson, we explore everything that makes ‘you’ you, as an inspiration base for material that builds a genuine connection with your audience.

  • What is Comedy?
  • Who Are You?
  • The Good & The Bad
  • Atypical Comedy
  • What Do You Find Funny?

Thinking Outside the Box

Generating Comedic Ideas

Weird and wacky ideas don’t always come easily. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade for generating unique material, including the hidden comedy goldmines to explore.

  • Your Worldview: The Idea Frame
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Who and What Informs You Now?

The Right Way to Tell a Story

Writing for Impact

Writing is an essential part of stand-up comedy. In this lesson, eliminate the barriers to creativity by bringing pen to paper with a guided structure to build tension and release.

  • So Bloody Awkward
  • Stream of Consciousness
  • Premise Act Out Theory

Turn Up Your Noticing

Observational Humour

To be a great comedian is to be curious about the world around you. In this lesson, learn the power of everyday observation in creating gags that resonate with your audience.

  • Observational Skills
  • Observational Immersion

Topical Material & Creating a Comic Mindset

Comedy as Conversation

Comedy is a conversation, and the boundaries constantly shift. In this lesson, learn how to navigate topical material and perform in the spontaneous ‘now’.

  • Speaking to the Moment
  • Go to a Comedy Club

The Routine

Putting the Pieces Together

It’s time to put it all into practice! In this lesson, learn the structure and delivery essentials of a winning short comedy routine, plus, where to go from here.

  • Open Mic to Superstar
  • What Does a Short Comedy Routine Look Like?
  • Farewell & Good Luck

Digital Badge & Certificate

Celebrate and share your achievement with your network.

Certification of Completion
Digital Badge

Real-world stories and insights

Course Fee

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The Art of Stand-up Comedy
This course is made for anyone that loves a good gag. Whether you are looking to build your public speaking confidence, hone your creative writing skills, explore your comfort zone, or take your first steps into a comedic career, this is the course for you.
Over 20 engaging and inspiring videos
A range of thought-provoking exercises
Digital badge and certificate upon completion

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