Stand-Up Comedy Course

Learn stand-up comedy & improve your confidence and public speaking!

Sydney Comedy School
Sydney Comedy School
5.0 (13)

2 x 2.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 4 to 100

label $200 - $260 (or 4 payments of $50 - $65 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $200 applies if you book into a public session 15+ days ahead. $100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

This highly interactive stand-up comedy course will help you master the art of storytelling, joke-writing, and presenting on stage.

As a free added bonus, we can fast track your entry to perform in one of our comedy shows if you're interested in performing!

Course info
Are you curious about how stand-up comedy can help you be a better storyteller or be more engaging when you're presenting at work? Then this is the course for you!

This course will involve a deep dive into the structure of joke writing, your unique style of humour, and how you can grow your stage presence.

Through this course, you'll gain the tools to perform stand-up comedy and will write a small set.


  • Joke-writing fundamentals
  • Types of jokes and humour
  • Timing for maximum comedic effect
  • Body language, vocals, eye contact, posture
  • How to handle nerves and remember what to say
  • Handling disruption and mastering crowdwork
  • Tips for thinking quickly on your feet

  • This 5-hour course is held over two consecutive Thursdays. I.e., the Thursday listed in this booking and the very next Thursday.
  • Class is 6:30pm-9:00pm

"I have had the best experience with Sydney Comedy School!" - Hannah

"Great fun! Dave is a really nice and supportive facilitator, and really knows his stuff." - Joshua

"What a fabulous experience to discover some ideas about myself that may be useful in comedy. Thanks, Dave." - Ruth

The session is led by David Crisante, the head of the Sydney Comedy School and Future Science Talks. He has trained thousands of people and MCs several events each week. David is also available for 1:1 sessions.

Save $60 per guest, when you book 15+ days before a class

Knowledge required
Just yourself and your interest in improving, learning, and laughing!
What to bring
A notepad and pen
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive sessions, which are 1 week apart.


Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Darley Street, Newtown NSW

This venue is a short walk from St Peters station (300m).

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of Newtown, to a venue of your choice for a private class

Stand-Up Comedy Course location
Your teacher
Sydney Comedy School
Sydney Comedy School

5.0 (13)

I'm David Crisante, the Director and Founder of the Sydney Comedy School, ProSpeak and Future Science Talks. Get in touch today to increase your confidence and public speaking ability!

For the past 20 years I have been helping people find their voice and tell their story with greater impact.

Get in touch with me today for a free discovery session. I run team-building sessions, and public speaking workshops for individuals and teams (both in-person and online).

My clients include Google, IKEA, Commonwealth Bank, Canva and many more.

Courses are available via ClassBento and are taught at the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney Community College, TAFEs and universities across Australia.

All courses and classes are highly practical. They will help you to utilise the power of storytelling and comedy to be more confident on stage, during important conversations, and throughout your everyday life.

My background includes:
*Director of ProSpeak, Sydney Comedy School & Future Science Talks
*Running Australia's only federally-funded Science Comedy Program
*ABC, SBS, and Tokyo-based journalist
*Diplomat and trade negotiator
*Speechwriter for numerous politicians including Julie Bishop
*Head of media and communications at WWF-Australia, Neuroscience Research Australia, icare, Rural Doctors Network and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

For your free discovery session please contact me today.

More about this class

This teacher has 13 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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