29. August 2020 - 9:30
Basel, Switzerland, Basel
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The Comedy Weekender in Basel | Saturday, 29. August 2020

The Comedy Weekender is two glorious days of fun packed tuition in a warm and encouraging atmosphere. This event happens twice a year and books up fast. If you want the confidence and know-how to get on that stage and make them laugh then this weekend course is your chance to dip your toe in the water.

You’ll learn techniques on delivery and timing which will help with confidence and presenting in general. You’ll also have some laughs and meet a few new friends. We will be writing, performing and using techniques from the world of comedy to tap into to your own comedy genius. It will completely transform how you present.

We will concentrate on a different aspect of comedy and then perform a small piece of material integrating the delivery and stage techniques that we’ve learnt. Everyone gets to perform and everyone receives feedback (and usually laughter,) in return.

There are plenty of writing exercises which often result with having a small stock pile of material. It’s a common misconception that everyone who comes on the course is an extrovert with bags of confidence. It varies, but the teaching and encouragement will gradually (sometimes suddenly) bring out your confidence .The coaching environment is designed to bring out your comedy genius and help you shine. A safe safe space with like minded human beings. There’s also the opportunity to socialise with the group for drinks after in the vibrant Basel nightlife, should you so wish.

The coach, Louise Stevenson, has 20 plus years stand-up experience, 10 plus years comedy coaching and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. She is one of the UK's most acclaimed and highly rated tutors of stand-up comedy.

The Graduation Comedy gig

After completing two of Internationals weekend comedy courses, you will have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. You can take both courses in your own city or why not travel to another city like Brighton by the sea. A perfect holiday to learn and meet new friends in a different location. You can take as many weekend courses as you like to build and work your newfound skills.

Need to know

This is a 2 day course. The numbers on this course are strictly limited for individual feedback and advice, therefore booking is essential. A good standard of English and a notepad are essential.


Saturday 9.30am arrival with 10am start, finish 4pm

Sunday 10am start, finish 4pm

Paddy Reilly's Irish Pub & Restaurant is located at Heuwaage, just 5 minutes walk from the centre of town and the main railway station.

Book your place on: The Comedy Weekender

Standard 495 CHF

Early Bird 395 CHF

To Book your place go to https://brightonstandupcomedy.co.uk/courses/comedy-weekend-holidays/

You will receive a confirmation of payment and the weekend details within 48 hours.

What they said;

“Fab, fun course and learned a LOT on the comedy weekender. Louise is a encouraging coach who gets the very best out of people. Great learning group, and it’s given me the thirst to work on my set and do a stand-up gig. Wholly recommend this course!”

Peter Sandbach

‘Feel the Fear’ …. and do it anyway. Brilliant time at the comedy weekender, Louise is a great coach who creates a really supportive environment. Lots of learning and lots of advice. Thoroughly recommend this course if you want to give comedy a try.

Lisa Dixon