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Stand-Up: Comedy Club - DR815

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Convenor 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Canterbury Autumn and Spring Masters
Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module
30 (15) Double Dr O active active active

The information below applies to the 2014-15 session


You perform weekly shows in Mungo’s (Monkeyshine), in order to develop your skills in devising and performing stand-up comedy routines. This event has been designed to be a public performance, but with a sympathetic audience.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Between one and three 4-hour practical classes per week; one performance per week (which you will perform in or provide technical support for)

Method of assessment

Performance (100%)

Preliminary reading

  • ALLEN Tony - 'Attitude: Wanna Make Something Of It?', Glastonbury: Gothic Image, 2002
  • DOUBLE Oliver - 'Getting the Joke: the Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy', London: Methuen, 2005
  • LEE Stewart - 'How I Escaped my Certain Fate: The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian', London: Faber & Faber, 2010
  • CARR, Jimmy and GREEVES, Lucy - 'The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes', London: Michael Joseph, 2006

See the library reading list for this module

Learning outcomes

  • By the end of the module, you will be able to: 1. Deploy advanced skills in performing stand-up comedy 2. Deploy advanced skills in writing and/or devising stand-up comedy material 3. Demonstrate the development of an individual voice in your work (original approaches to stand-up comedy, in material and performance)


No pre-requisites

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