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NZ Comedy School Free Intro Class


Thu 27 Sep 2018, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: The Cavern Club, 22 Allen St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

Registration Types:

  • Registration: Free
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Listed by: Neil Thornton

Have you always wanted to try stand-up comedy but don’t know how to start? Learn the basics of joke-writing and stand-up comedy performance in one 2-hour workshop.

Comedian, writer and lifelong teacher Neil Thornton (seen on TV3’s After Hours) brings you another fun, free comedy workshop.

In addition to his career as a stand-up comedian and writer, Neil has been teaching writing, creativity, and presentations for more than 20 years.

This is a preview of our four week workshops:

In these workshops, you will learn to:

- Find comedic ideas and turn them into material
- Write jokes and structure an act
- Improve your abilities as a performer
- Overcome stage-fright
- Develop your comedic persona

In the group classes, we’ll develop your material and performance skills. In two private one-on-one writing sessions, we’ll polish your set further. By the time of your graduation showcase, you will have a funny and well-rehearsed routine ready to impress any audience.

The October Sessions: 5:00-7:00pm Sundays 7, 14, 21, 28 October
All classes at Cavern Cub

Class 1: 7 October
Class 2: 14 October
Class 3: 21 October
Class 4: 28 October
Graduation: Saturday November 3 8:00pm Fringe Bar
Two one-on-one writing sessions to be scheduled.

At your graduation, you’ll have a prime-time spot in a comedy show with a professional MC. This is a great time to invite your friends and family to show off your skills. We will also make a high-quality video of your performance that you can take with you or post to YouTube.

To enrol for the free session:
enrol here or send an email to

To enrol for the full course:
Email (or just reply here) to reserve your spot
Full Cost: $300 (250 after deposit) Includes all classes, two private coaching sessions, the graduation showcase, and a video of your set. Payment plans available.

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