Date(s) - Tuesday, 01 February 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
What can we learn from Stand Up comedy when we are putting together and delivering a presentation? This session will teach you skills, tips and tricks on how to edit material and to take an audience on a journey, from the perspective of Stand Up comedy. There are enormous similarities in agency presentations and the way comedy works. Exploring Stand Up as an art form, the workshop will take you from a blank page, to a short comedy set, performed at the end of the session under virtual gig conditions. During the 90 minutes, it will cover how to generate ideas and turn them into material, using writing games and performance techniques. Delegates will leave with the tools to find and hone an authentic and comedic voice.
Here’s what Andrew Southcott (Captivate Group) had to say after attending a course delivered by Gemma.
“Gemma is a fantastic tutor, she knows her stuff and teaches the building blocks any budding agency presenter will need, but far more importantly she creates collaborative, supportive and positive environments which allow you to be the most creative version of yourself. Overall, this workshop will elevate and positively challenge your writing and performance using comedy formats so that you end up with a wonderful presentation, that’s true to you.”
Anyone who finds themselves writing and delivering presentations
1st February 2022
10.00am to 11.30am
Gemma Leader is the creative director of Above Your Nerve, a theatre company in Comedy and New Writing and dedicated to finding and nurturing new voices. She has performed as a stand up and sketch comedian, taking shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and elsewhere in the UK. As a facilitator, Gemma has been teaching comedy and leading the Stand Up Comedy Lab at Soho Theatre, since 2012. With Above Your Nerve, she offers beginners courses, for new and emerging comics, as well as one-to-one coaching for experienced stand ups, looking to develop their material and persona. Gemma is a director and producer, collaborating with early-career artists, including Jack Rooke (‘Good Grief), Bimini Bon-Boulash (Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK) and Charlotte Fox (‘Mercury Retrograde’).