NIDA Stand-up Essentials

Stand-up Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Learn simple comedy techniques to captivate your audience. Work the room, use a microphone and gain confidence through the art of storytelling, improvisation and building your own routine.

Course components

  • Explore clowning and slapstick performance styles to improve your confidence.
  • Learn microphone technique as you master the art of addressing and responding to an audience.
  • Work alongside an industry expert and receive constructive feedback as you deliver jokes in front of an audience.


  • The construction of a joke using the rule of threes.
  • Increased confidence whilst performing in front of an audience.
  • The performance of your own mini stand-up comedy routine.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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