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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop


Sat Jan 12 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun Jan 13 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Mon Jan 14 2019, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: The Merry Lion, 8b Circular Road, Downtown Core, Singapore

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Weekend intensive workshop: $400.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: themerrylionsg

New Year resolution to make friends and influence people with a witty repertoire? Want to keep everyone enthralled with your amazing hilarious stories? Or just fancy an excuse to get away from the family after Christmas?

Strictly limited capacity. These 4 x 3-hour sessions will take you through the initial steps of becoming a stand-up comedian and culminate with you performing a 3-minute comedy routine. The course is aimed at first-timers but is also useful for novices and anyone who wants to improve their public speaking and stage presence.

Session 1

- Intro to character, structure and style
- Outline your first funny story/joke

Session 2

- Learn how to use the stage—stagecraft and microphone technique
- Develop your story/joke
- Overlay with the skills you have learned so far

Session 3

- Stage persona/character development
- Review of skills and how to use them effectively
- Q&A with guest professional comedian
- Warm-up, breathing and voice techniques

Session 4

- Final edits of your 3-minute routine
- Practice
- Practice
- Practice

Graduation Performance

A show for you and your graduating alumni to perform at The Merry Lion in front of family, friends, colleagues and the public. Plus a free handy ‘comedy jargon’ busting glossary to take away AND free entry to one of the International Headliner Shows at The Merry Lion (see the best at work).

Who is the facilitator?
Scott Mitchell has performed in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Myanmar and the United Kingdom. Recently, as part of Fringeworld, Perth Australia, he was a finalist in the ‘Best Show’ category. He has also provided support on stage for Russel Howard, Stuart Goldsmith, Brendon Burns and many more.

Scott was born and raised in Scotland and moved to Singapore in 2004. To date, Scott has organised more than 500 stand-up shows in Singapore and has been involved with the Magners International Comedy Festival, Comedy Central Asia and Beerfest Asia as well as many corporate and private performances.

"I love stand-up comedy and was a fan long before I ever stepped on stage. Whenever I get the chance to learn more about our craft I take it. Watching new comedians make people laugh is one of the best things in the world." - Scott Mitchell

Limited spaces to ensure quality. Book now.