Comedy Course for Beginners is Liverpool’s original Stand Up Comedy Course. Since 2002 the course has produced hundreds of graduates with many going on to pursue careers in the industry. The course is delivered by one of the UK comedy circuit’s finest professional comedians.


Brendan Riley is an established comedian on the national and international circuit who perform regularly at all the major clubs and festivals in the UK and abroad. With over 12 years of experience he can share his industry secrets and help guide you towards a career in Stand Up comedy.


Over the six weeks the course will teach you the skills required to perform a comedy routine of your own culminating in a live performance in front of family and friends on the stage.

October - December 2019 (SOLD OUT)

Workshops: Quaker Meeting House  Performance: ​81 Renshaw
29th of October
5th of November

12th of November

19th of November

26th of November

3rd of December (Performance @ Royal Court Theatre Liverpool)


October - December 2019 | 6 - 8pm | Quaker Meeting House

28th of January
4th of February
11th of February

25th of February 
3rd of March
10th of March

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Where does it take place?
All of the sessions will be taking place at the Quaker Meeting House within the heart of Liverpool. The final showcase will take place at the infamous Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre Studio.

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What's the cost?

The cost of each place on the Comedy Course for Beginners is £180.  This includes 6 sessions, final performance, comp tickets to give to friends and family, plus support between sessions where necessary for the duration of the course.  This works out at just £30 per session.
**Please note that once you have paid in full we are unable to offer transfers due to the nature of the course**

How do I get involved?

**PLEASE NOTE: We're currently in the process of updating our payment system which is due to open on the 22nd of November, payments cannot be processed until this date unless they are by cash or cheque**

Are you looking to get involved in our upcoming Comedy Course for Beginners? Want to buy the perfect gift to the avid comedy fan in your life? 


To sign up please following head to The Comedy Trust website to fill in a copy of our booking form and process payment. 

​If you require any additional details regarding the course, accessibility or general queries regarding the organisation please get in touch by emailing

If you require any additional details regarding the course, accessibility or general queries regarding the organisation please get in touch by emailing

***Please note that due to the nature of this course, once booked your place is non-transferable. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause**

What can it do for you?


The course will help you to construct and perform your own stand-up comedy routine along with learning stage craft and how to deal with hecklers. It will also help to boost your confidence and communication skills which can be transferred to your working life. Course graduates have gone on to perform regularly on the National Comedy Circuit. Others have used their new skills to directly help them in their jobs with tasks such as public speaking. Some have just done it for a laugh!

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