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Sharon Mannion : STAND UP COMEDY COURSE

Sat 13 October, 10:30am

Would you like to learn more about the art of stand-up comedy and channeling your inner funny?

Do you enjoy making people laugh?

Would you like to learn more about the art of stand-up comedy and channelling your inner funny?

Then this is the course for you!

Work with professional comedian Sharon Mannion, to develop your own authentic and unique stand-up routine and/or story-telling style and bring out your inner comedian!

Saturdays  Oct 13th, 20th, 27th, Nov 10th & 17th Nov from 10.30am to 1,30pm 

Over this five week course, Sharon will help you hone your own style and hilarious content, with constructive, honest feedback. The relaxed, supportive class environment helps students build confidence – before performing your set for a live audience in The Dock

The course is best suited to adults who have never performed stand-up comedy before or anyone who would like to build their confidence with public speaking or presentation skills.

Participants can expect to learn:

How to be comfortable on stage
How to build audience rapport
How to make your audience laugh (whether audience is one person or a thousand people).
How to be likeable on stage
How to develop material
Storytelling skills
Improvisation and on the spot thinking
To be in control even when outside your comfort zone.

 

Sharon Mannion works as an actor/comedian and writer.

TV credits include ‘Moone Boy’ (Sky 1), ‘Prosperity’, ‘The Clinic’, ‘Republic of Telly’, ‘Zig and Zag’s Super Bloopers’ and ‘Hubble’ (RTE) as well as ‘Ros Na Run’ (TG4).

 

As a stand-up she is a regular at clubs all over the country and beyond; Hapenny Inn (also as MC) International, Bankers, Laughter Lounge (Dublin, Galway, Waterford), The Stand (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jongleurs (London) the list goes on. She came third in the UK & Ireland Funny Women Competition, and won the inaugural Ted Fest Best Stand Up Competition in 2007.

 

She is a founding member of sketch group Ghost Train Willy (Republic of Telly, Newstalk, Flat Lakes Festival 2011) and performs improvised comedy weekly with The Dublin Comedy Improv (at the International), and The Craic Pack (at the Bankers).