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Welcome To The Comedy Lab

We are now bringing stand up comedy classes to your city

Comedy Lab

Come and check out our improv/ stand-up classes

Welcome to The Comedy Lab – Where Laughter Meets Learning

Comedy Labs combines stand up classes and improv classes and creates a very uniquely styled workshop which is not to be missed. Many have come to our classes and been impressed by the passion and the level of depth of our training.

Are you ready to turn your sense of humour into a full-fledged skill? Look no further! The Comedy Lab is your destination for unlocking the secrets of stand-up, improv, and comedic storytelling. Join our improv and stand up comedy classes.

Why Choose The Comedy Lab?

๐Ÿคฃ Learn from the Pros: Our courses are taught by multi-award-winning comedian and qualified teacher Tom Short; an associate lecturer on The UK’s only comedy writing and performance degree. In addition to this Tom has performed at many comedy festivals, most recently the Leicester Comedy Festival. Furthermore, he has also provided writing ideas to the BBS and pitched many programmes to other channels.

๐ŸŽค Discover Your Unique Voice: Unleash your inner funny and find your comedic style with our tailored courses. Whether you’re a beginner or a budding comedian, we have something for everyone rooted in fun engaging activities that foster creativity, learning and exploration.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Join a Vibrant Community: Connect with fellow comedy enthusiasts, share your jokes, and grow as a comedian together with access to our online creative communities including writing groups and events. Furthermore, laughter is always better when shared!

๐Ÿ”ฅ Master the Art of Comedy: From writing killer one-liners to perfecting your timing, our courses cover every aspect of comedy. You’ll leave with the skills and confidence to perform on stage.

Feel free to check out our venue for the Comedy Lab here at The Fierce Bar

Our services:

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Stand-Up Comedy 101: Craft and perform your own original stand-up routines that leave your audience in stitches. Based on ideas that are truthful and meaningful to you. Additionally, we allow you to add your creative spark.

๐Ÿ˜‚ Improvisation Mastery: Develop quick thinking and comedic creativity through improv exercises and games.

๐Ÿ“– Comedic Storytelling: Turn everyday experiences into hilarious tales that captivate and entertain.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Online content: We offer a number of online resources such as blog posts and videos. This is designed to help you with your comedy passion project! Additionally, you will walk away with brand new comedic skills to try where you wish. Furthermore, we are here to help and guide you through this process.

Take A closer look at The Comedy Lab Gallery

Meet Tom Short AKA Tim Shirt if we’ve remembered that correctly, trained as a comedic teacher at The University of Salford. He has helped many people go on to pursue their dreams in comedy. They look like a happy bunch don’t they ? They’re from the last cohort, you can be to if you join our next class in July here.

What’s going on here then? It looks like this may be out of an improv exercise included in the workshop. It’s all good fun down at the Comedy Lab. We have plenty of testimonials by participants who have been thrilled to be a part of this course. Many say that it is one of their more preferable experiences when it comes to these workshops. Nearly all participants said that they would recommend this site to a friend.

Come along to our combined improv & stand up comedy classes !

Alternatively, come and take a closer look at the venue where we hold our classes at the The Northern Quarters’ very own Fierce Bar.

The Residential Home of the Comedy Lab

This has become the home of the Comedy Lab as it showcases many acts who have gone on to do great things, there are also open mic comedy nights held here. Therefore, once you have taken part in our work shops you will be able to showcase your skills in a venue that you are familiar with if you dare. The Fierce Bar trains fierce competition so it is a great starting point for anyone wanting to hone their skills. Want to take a close look? What are you waiting for? Come down and check us out ? We are based on Thomas Street in The Northern Quarter!! So what are you waiting for ? Book your tickets now here.

Frequently Asked Questions About our Combined Improv & Stand Up Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay a deposit then pay the rest later ?

Yes, we do cater for this please just go to our evets page and you can see what offers we have.

Is is it a stand up class or improv ?

The two day weekend encompasses both elements as both areas compliment each other. Improv will help grow stand up routines and vice versa.

Is there any free taster sessions ?

No, however if you visit our social media page on Facebook you will see podcasts that discuss some comic theory.

Is there a showcase at the end ?

No we do not offer a direct showcase. However there is open mics held at the very same venue every Wednesday.

Where can we test what we have learnt ?

We hand out a Comedy Lab handbook which will tell you the best venues for open mics around the North West to showcase your stuff.

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“I enjoyed this course, I have done a couple of comedy courses in the past and I thought this one was the best.”

Actor / Workshop participant

We believe that people of all backgrounds can pursue their dreams of being comedians. Our courses are designed to make that dream a reality.

Contact Us

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please feel free to contact us through our contact form.

If you want to get started straight away, please head over to our events page.

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The Comedy lab was set up by Tom Short (Left). He is a multi-award winning experienced stage professional who works as an actor, writer and comedian.

Tom has been described as “Tommy Cooper-esque… Would give Les Dawson a run for his money”. North West End and an Edinburgh fringe veteran dubbed “[The festival’s] low key Keyser Soze”.

He set up Comedy Lab as he wanted to get more people involved. Furthermore, allowing various backgrounds to unlock their comedic potential.

(” We have various people come to these classes. It’s great to see how natural people are at comedy even at their first class“)