WORKSHOP: Find Your Comedy Writing Style (CLASS 3)

£140 for a six week course (Drops ins £25 for experience writers only)

Find Your Comedy Writing Style with TV writer and stand up Meryl O’Rourke.

Using practical exercises, discussion and real life examples- Meryl will help you find YOUR funny and hand you the tools to be a productive joke writer.

Meryl has written for high profile TV panel shows, magazines, radio and stand up shows; and collaborated with acts as diverse as Frankie Boyle, Juliette Burton and Rayguns Look Real Enough.

“Many thanks to Meryl O’Rourke, who had a look through a couple of early passages, and just generally for being inspiringly funny.” Frankie Boyle, in ‘Work!Consume!Die!’

‘Meryl has a brilliant comic mind, and taught me how to approach joke writing from a fresh angle’ Suzy Bennett

Course open to all aged 16+. One day drop ins for experienced comedy writers only.

Please bring plenty of paper and a pen – also anything else that helps YOU write…tablet, ideas book…

Course will feature groupwork,one to one tutorials and homework.

(Please note the one week break on September 30th.)

THE RAT PACK STAND-UP COMEDY

£10.00/£9.00

A new series of stand-up shows from the people behind critically acclaimed The Rat Pack stand-up comedy. We present the best comedians in distinct and inspiring shows at one of London’s best comedy venues, the Camden Comedy Club.

Time Out Critics Choice

‘Classy stand-up show. Laid-back, cheesy, joyful fun and a wonderfully friendly vibe’ Time Out

STAND UP & SLAM!

£5.00

Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let’s find out.

Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Our resident team captains are joined by the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide…

Press: ★★★★★ The Latest ★★★★★ The Argus ★★★★★ The Public Reviews ★★★★ Three Weeks Magazine ★★★★ Ed Fest Mag Fringe Review – Highly Recommended Show ‘witty, fast paced, and most importantly funny.’ – Fringe Review ‘This is a great show, showcasing some real talent.’ – Three Weeks ‘edgy, energetic comedy at its best. Far funnier than your average prime-time fare’ Sunday Express ‘The crowd were in stitches, their roars delivered a 1-0 victory for poetry over stand-up and my preconceptions were suitably challenged.’ – Mashable UK ‘The result – well, it was decided by audience participation. But it didn’t really matter – the audience were the winners.’ – The Reviews Hub

NATURAL BORN STORYTELLERS

£5.00
Our shows are friendly. open, intimate and honest and the stories moving, life-affirming, shocking, captivating or just plain hilarious. It’s different to a comedy show where the expectation is laughter… here laughter comes, but it’s a part of a whole breadth of other emotions and reactions to the stories and it makes for a rich, fulfilling evening’s entertainment.

Come on down and experience one of the friendliest and most memorable nights London has to offer. We’d love you to get involved, whether it’s telling a story, suggesting a new theme or just coming down to watch the night, there is something for everyone at Natural Born Storytellers.

“You are definitely onto something here. This was one hell of an evening. Like really properly captivating stories that enthralled, moved, tickled, challenged and above all entertained. Such a brilliant event”

THIS IS NOT A CULT

£4.00

This Is Not A Cult was recommended by TimeOut and included in their list of the top 10 Cheap/Free comedy nights in London. “We think deliberately named to put people off” – The Londonist.

Hosted by your beloved Alexander Bennett ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ one4review.co.uk ‘Anarchic… touched with madness. A producer and performer of some refreshingly different material’ Chortle ‘Inspired: a comedian with plenty of potential’ Skinny ‘Witty, weird and dark; all hail Alexander Bennett!’ Harry Hill

@AlexyBennett @ThisIsNotACWord

IAN SMITH & JONNY PELHAM

Pay What You Want
These two excellent comedians are back at Camden with a regular show doing some of their best and some of their newest jokes. They might even bring friends.

JONNY PELHAM Jonny Pelham (as seen on Russell Howard’s Stand up Central and soon to be see on Live from the BBC) ★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Scotsman “The laughs are explosive” Chortle

IAN SMITH Ian Smith (BBC3’s Sweat the Small Stuff, BBC1’s The Ark) is an award-winning comedian. Amused Moose Comedy Award Nominee 2015. ★★★★★ Three Weeks ★★★★★ The Mirror ★★★★ The Skinny ★★★★ Metro “Proper star quality” The Guardian

REMEMBER THE TIME

Pay What You Want

Comedians recall their favourite memories based off of audience suggestions.

Ever wondered how one might go to jail over a kumquat?

Three rounds take you through the lost-forgotten absurdities of each comedian… made up right on the spot.

Hosted by Chelsea Hart.

Alan Francis Charmian Hughes Adam Hess Russell Hicks Pete Nash Chris Mcglade

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY

£10/£8.50

24th fantastic year of this high value, fully professional comedy night brought to us by the Time Out recommended Hampstead Comedy Club.

Any telephone enquiries about Saturday night shows only please call 07722 832635

LINE UP: Russell Hicks – Chris McGlade – Jenny Collier – Mark Silcox – Sara Barron with Ivor Dembina as compere.

WORKSHOP: Beginners Guide to Sitcom Writing (CLASS 2)

£120 for six week course
Meryl just completed a 10 month intensive sitcom writing programme with producers from Big Talk and The BBC after winning the Betty&Peter Sitcom award. In this course she will pass on everything she learned. What’s a beat sheet? Logline? Character arc? Sub? Treatment? And how to fit your creativity into the accepted frameworks.

“Best, and most original, pages I’ve read in years. I’m a massive fan” Dhiraj Mahey, founder of Betty&Peter Award.

Bring plenty of paper, a pen and ideas.

WORKSHOP: Find Your Comedy Writing Style (CLASS 2)

£140 for a six week course (Drops ins £25 for experience writers only)

Find Your Comedy Writing Style with TV writer and stand up Meryl O’Rourke.

Using practical exercises, discussion and real life examples- Meryl will help you find YOUR funny and hand you the tools to be a productive joke writer.

Meryl has written for high profile TV panel shows, magazines, radio and stand up shows; and collaborated with acts as diverse as Frankie Boyle, Juliette Burton and Rayguns Look Real Enough.

“Many thanks to Meryl O’Rourke, who had a look through a couple of early passages, and just generally for being inspiringly funny.” Frankie Boyle, in ‘Work!Consume!Die!’

‘Meryl has a brilliant comic mind, and taught me how to approach joke writing from a fresh angle’ Suzy Bennett

Course open to all aged 16+. One day drop ins for experienced comedy writers only.

Please bring plenty of paper and a pen – also anything else that helps YOU write…tablet, ideas book…

Course will feature groupwork,one to one tutorials and homework.

(Please note the one week break on September 30th.)