CHARACTER COMEDY WORKSHOP

Sunday 14th June. Time: 3:00pm. Tickets: £25.00 https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/14-jun-15-character-comedy-course-camden-head/

An afternoon course which covers the basics of creating a comedy character from scratch using discussion, theory, gamesand personal development through performance. This course is focused on script writing and performing your own comic characters. The course is taught in a supportive, relaxed manner which encourages students to gently take the leap into performing and developing their own comic creations, and identifying their own personal comic voice. We’ll cover areas such as physicality, clowning, the voice, improvisation and play, scripting, monologue structure and audience interaction. Plus tips on handling nerves, learning lines and avoiding common mistakes!

Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)

WORKSHOP: ONLINE CHARACTER COMEDY!

Sunday 24th May – https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/24-may-15-workshop-online-character-comedy-camden-head/

An afternoon course for all levels, from the creator of *Georgina’s Wedding Blogs* (which went viral and then got her one of the UK’s top comedy agents) which covers the basic aspects of creating comic videos online and marketing them for maximum impact. Showing you that sometimes videos can make a far bigger impact/reach a larger audience than exhausting gigs and shows! There will be a mixture of practical advice, impro exercises, watching other successful online videos and working on specific character ideas that the students can bring with them.

**She’ll cover:**
– Creating comic characters which will work online and have longevity
– Writing and structure, duration and building a series
– Filming, budgets, locations. Using ipads/professional crew and other means!
– Uploads, titles, blurbs
– Marketing: press, social media, targeted marketing, building a fan base & subscribers
– Long term intentions: sending to agents/producers/casting agents. Marketing yourself as brand.

Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)

Sarah Campbell

COMEDY BACK RUB!

Thurs 9th April. Time: 7:30pm. Tickets: £3.00 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/315072

All your well-being needs met for just 3 shiny pounds!

London’s best comedians present new material fresh from their minds.

Featuring the talents of:

Holly Burn
Beth Vyse
Anna Morris
Joe Sutherland
Gareth Cooper

And MC Sarah Campbell!

 

 

Edinburgh Shows Workshop!

Creating & Producing a 1 hour Edinburgh Show. Sun 26th April. Time: 2-6pm. Price: £25.00 

https://www.musicglue.com/camden-head/events/26-apr-15-workshop-creating–producing-a-1-hour-edinburgh-show-camden-head/

 

An afternoon course for all levels. Anna Morris has taken 6 successful comedy shows up to the Edinburgh Festival as a theatre company, double act and solo artist. She’s self-produced and worked with promoters, and has learnt from her mistakes! She’s taken her solo shows to the Glasgow and Leicester Comedy Festivals and performed them all over the UK. Anna has experience in comedy plays, sketch shows and solo character comedy shows. She’s been praised for neat structures, innovative staging, audience interaction and unique themes. If you’re taking up a show and are stuck on approaches, Anna offers practical solutions on problem solving various Edinburgh obstacles, and gives honest advice on how much PR, marketing etc you really need.

She’ll cover:
– Show ideas: approaching, writing and creating a full length show: generating material, direction, rehearsals, themes, narrative etc
– Gigs, work in progress shows and previews
– Working around Edinburgh venues (adapting a show to suit the most minimal of spaces)
– Titles, taglines, blurbs
– Show images: photos, flyers, posters
– Structure, engaging an audience, costume changes and ‘between’ sketches
– Marketing, press, PR
– Budgets and areas to spend and not to spend on
– Admin: deadlines and things to remember. Recommended suppliers and venues.

Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)

CHARACTER COMEDY WORKSHOP

Sun 30th Oct. 2:30 – 5:30pm. Price: £15  bit.ly/1zepFIs

Anna Morris, the critically acclaimed character comedian, YouTube sensation and star of ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid presents a character comedy workshop.

Character comedy has come to the forefront of the comedy world: from Steve Coogan, Catherine Tate, Chris Lily and Little Britain bringing their distinct characters to life on TV, to Fosters award winners and nominees Adam Riches, Cariad Lloyd and Laura Solon putting character comedy shows on the map. But how do you even begin to create comic characters that are unique and original to you? And where do you showcase them?

Anna will give an insight into her own creative process in writing and performing distinctive comic characters. She will also discuss taking characters to the stage at live gigs, making YouTube videos and producing and creating 1 hour shows for Edinburgh (and other festivals). There’ll be the opportunity for every member of the workshop to create a new character or develop those already created further and to showcase these during the session. This is a great workshop any level of experience, and those who prefer creating characters, rather than performing straight stand-up.