Week 1: Online Character Comedy Course

Week 1: Online Character Comedy Course

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4 week online character comedy evening course beginning on Tuesday 2nd March (7-9pm) - then on 9th, 16th, & 23rd March.

Want to learn how to create comedy characters for online clips and live gigs?

Maybe you already have a character you want to develop further?

Or maybe you’re looking for a new challenge and an exciting way to be creative?

If so, this inspiring and insightful course is for you.

On the course you will discover:

how to create and develop comedy characters
how to make them original and funny
how to write jokes and construct scenes
how to get the most out of your voice and physicality
how to deal with nerves
how to film online clips

You will also receive loads of individual performance and writing advice.

Please note, if you’re interested in writing characters for a sitcom script, while you might find this course helpful, it is specifically designed to explore the creation, development, and performance of comedy characters for short online clips and live comedy gigs.


Luke Toulson has been writing, directing, and performing comedy for over 15 years. He performs at the biggest and best UK comedy clubs, has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News, and regularly writes for comedians featuring on Live at The Apollo and Mock The Week.

Luke works extensively with hugely popular character comedian Simon Brodkin (Lee Nelson, Jason Bent), directed Pippa Evans’ multi-character Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Newcomer’ nominated show, and was one half of the critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Comedy Award ‘Best Newcomer’ nominated double-act TOULSON&HARVEY.


“Luke is a brilliant teacher - encouraging, clear, and very funny. In one session, he concisely put into words what would have taken me months to figure out on my own. He breaks down comedy in a simple and pragmatic way. I still look back on my notes from that course to get unstuck when I’m struggling with a new bit. Can’t recommend him enough.”

JANINE HAROUNI - Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2019

“Rather than imposing a one-for-all joke formula, Luke’s special ability lies in recognising the trajectory of your performance, giving specific advice that will undoubtedly propel you forward.”

VLADISLAV ILICH - Winner of Up The Creek’s One To Watch Award 2019

“I did an Improvers Course with Luke and found it to be helpful and inspiring. His manner is both friendly and professional, putting everyone instantly at ease. The content was well-structured, interesting and varied with writing exercises, practical work, and getting the benefits of his expertise as a comedian, director and actor. Luke is a brilliant communicator with so much experience which he shares generously. Luke is a genuine man as well as an excellent comedian and is great at analysing a comedians act and tweaking it, giving great feedback. It is obvious that he is serious about his art whilst always being approachable. I found the course very encouraging, and useful and would recommend him as a teacher to anyone.”


Fee: £120

To enquire/pay for this course, please contact Luke directly on coachtoulson@gmail.com

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