If you can stand up in front of an audience and make them laugh it means that you can give an amazing presentation. A comedian needs to be able to relax an audience, be liked and be interesting. This is exactly what you need to do for all forms of communicating.

This is an intensive 16-hour weekend course. At the end of it you will be able to be comfortable enough on stage to give a speech or presentation and you will be able to make an audience laugh.

You will learn to present yourself well, to be relaxed on stage, to develop material and conquer your fears so you can express your own unique sense of humour on stage and make people laugh. Most of the people who take the courses are professionals from different backgrounds but some also want to be performers. Many of those who have taken the course and actively pursued stand up comedy are regularly getting paid for gigs and have even been on RTE.

Class 2014 Feb

The course is led by:

  • Aidan Killian, an x-investment banker now full time comedian, comedy coach, and runner of “laughoutloud” comedy club will run the course. He is resident mc of 2 comedy clubs in Dublin and he has helped 100′s of people get on stage for the first time and that number is growing fast. He has travelled the world, sharing comedy and comedy courses and truly believes that laughter makes the world a better place. www.aidankillian.com

Most courses include guest instructors, sometimes there are 2 full time instructors.

  • Raphael Roden: Story teller and founder of “Healing Words”, an international storytelling project for peace.(http://www.raphaelrodan.com/)
  • Thomas O’Duffy is an NLP expert and hypnotist as well as having many other gifts. He helps students conquer their fears and teaches them how to become better comedians faster.

You will get some one on one time with the instructor and your live graduation stand up comedy gig will be recorded at the end.

To be good at anything you need practice, during this course, you will get lots of stage time and will receive valuable feedback from the instructor. From nothing, you can develop your confidence, material, and get on stage and do a successful stand-up comedy act. You will leave the stage with an amazing natural high….. and an inner confidence which will be with you for life.

You will learn:

  • How to be comfortable on stage
  • Audience rapport
  • How to make your audience laugh (whether audience is one person or a thousand people).
  • How to relax your audience
  • How to be likeable on stage
  • How to develop material
  • How to present yourself with effective movement
  • How to deal with stage fright
  • Storytelling
  • How to become a better comedian faster
  • Personal psychology (remove negative beliefs)
  • Improvisation, on the spot thinking
  • To be in control even when outside your comfort zone.




NEXT COURSE JUNE €250+ donation

(This is a special course because all proceeds will fund the “Sitting Room Bards” tour)


This course will have 2 full time instructors; Aidan Killian and  Dave Rock. All proceeds of this workshop will go towards The Sitting Room Bards tour of Ireland in May (http://www.sittingroombards.com/) 

VENUE:  Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook

DATES: JUNE 27th, 28th,29th, 30th

Friday 27th: 6:30pm – 9pm

Sat +Sun 28th + 29th: 11am – 6pm

Monday 30th (Graduation gig): 8pm – 10pm

Normally the course costs €300 but this time for ony €250+ donation for our tour…. You get a shout out on website, and a blast of pure energy from a crowd somewhere on tour AND a copy of Aidan’s comedy DVD and Dave’s spoken word and storytelling CDs AND you get a place on a Crash Comedy Course or Crash Storytelling Course with Aidan and Dave – a magnificent weekend long course diving into the depths of performing art, public speaking and communication skills, culminating in a live performance.

If you want to check out the campaign and all the other rewards then go to SITTINGROOMBARDS.com

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Please go to the website for more details: http://www.laughingwithyourstory.com/


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