Comedy courses are becoming increasingly popular across the UK, but what is unique about Ultra Comedy is that it is completely free! We offer you 8 weeks of free coaching with a professional comic and at the end of this, you get to test out your material at one of the best comedy clubs in the UK from The Glee Clubs to London’s Backyard comedy club.

There are lots of reasons for you to take part in a comedy course but let’s break down why you should choose Ultra Comedy:

Meet new people and have a laugh

Our Ultra Comedy courses will place you together with a group of people who are all there to learn about comedy. You’ll listen to each other’s sets, give feedback to each other and share ideas – its a great way to make new friends.

Boost your confidence

Whether you are interested in getting into stand up comedy or just want to take part as a one-off, Ultra Comedy is a great way to boost your confidence and help with public speaking. Our comedy coaches will teach you how to deliver lines or a story in a comedic way and this will help you to perform on stage, with confidence, that you can carry over into your everyday life whether it’s presentations at work or just talking to new people.

Raise money for Cancer Research UK

To take part in Ultra Comedy we ask that you raise a minimum of £50 for Cancer Research UK during your 8 weeks of training. It’s a fun way to fundraise for a cause close to the heart of so many people across the UK. We have a dedicated fundraising team from the charity on hand to help provide you with hints and tips and materials to aid your fundraising.

Learn a new skill

You may believe ‘you can’t learn to be funny’ – we are here to tell you that is not true! You can learn to be funny, you just have to know how to phrase it and how to say it and that’s what we are here to teach you. We have professional comics from around the UK who have experience on the comedy circuit and can help you to structure your writing and perform to a crowd.

Break into Comedy

If you are looking to take part in a comedy course to help you break into the comedy scene Ultra Comedy is a great entryway. Not only will you learn from a pro, but you’ll also get to perform in some of the best comedy clubs in the UK, it’s a great gig to have on your comedy CV and will help you to meet new connections in the world of comedy. Many Ultra Comedy alumni have gone onto perform regularly on the comedy circuit or host open mic nights.

Perform at an amazing comedy club

At the end of your training, you will perform at one of the UK’s top comedy clubs. These clubs have an incredible history and some of the best comedians in the UK have performed at these clubs and some still do. Whether you are into comedy or not it’s a pretty cool thing to say you have achieved!

 

If you’re interested in signing up for Ultra Comedy, take a look at our locations page to find your local event!

When we launched Ultra Comedy we got told ‘you can’t learn to be funny’ which we believe is absolutely false. You can 100% learn to be funny, it’s all about what you say, and how you say it – and that’s what we are here to teach you. If you’re naturally the class clown or the joker of your group, that’s great you already have a head start – but if you’re not you can certainly learn how to deliver a one-liner or a story to have your friends and family in stitches.

Like everything in life, you get out of something what you put into it – practice makes perfect as they say. At Ultra Comedy we give you 8 weeks of free training with a professional comic who has experience performing on the comedy circuit and can give you all the tricks of the trade. You’ll learn how to structure your comedic writing for stand-up, how to perform to an audience, and that all important comedic timing.

These courses aren’t competitive, it’s collaboration. You’ll listen to each other’s sets, give feedback to each other and share ideas – it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends but also learn a skill which could help boost your confidence not only socially but also in your work and family life too.

Performing in front of an audience can be a scary experience; it’s the job of our comedy coaches to make sure you are prepared. They will give you weekly notes on your material, give you starting ideas to help get you writing and they’ll be on hand to ask questions and inspire you. Not only that – but they are really funny and they will make your 8 weeks FUN – after all, it is a comedy course.

By the end of the 8 week course you will be armed with your new material and ready to stand up and some of the UK’s biggest and best comedy clubs to make your friends and family laugh. Not only that but you’ll have raised some all important funds for charity in the process. What better way to do something for charity and have a laugh.

Taking a comedy course is a great way to break into comedy or even start a new hobby. Many Ultra Comedy alumni have gone on to perform regularly on the comedy scene with some even forming their own open mic nights. Even if you just want to do it as a one-off to help boost your confidence or challenge yourself to perform a set to a crowd – Ultra Comedy is for you.

 Anyone can do it, so what’s stopping you? 

Sign up today to start your 8 weeks free training

Written By Jim Bayes – Leeds Comedy Coach

They say the best things in life are free, I don’t know who this “they” are but I reckon they, like me, were probably from Yorkshire. Sadly though very little in life is free so imagine my shock when I met Lisa from Ultra Events and she assured me the Ultra Comedy course was… and still is, absolutely free.

Jim Bayes Ultra Comedy Coach
Jim Bayes Ultra Comedy Coach

Naturally one would expect there to be a catch, but there is no catch, you get 8 weeks of training with a professional comedian like myself who has been involved in comedy since 2003 and have been performing since 2011…. With breaks, I’m not going for some kinda longest gig ever world record!!!

We would need you to commit to as many of the 8 weekly sessions as possible, no point in learning a new skill, and I would insist comedy writing is a skill. If you can’t make more than half the sessions… you wouldn’t want to ride a bike with one stabiliser on, would you? Maybe you would but that would be odd, and it’s a free comedy course, not a free half-course if you can but you’re attending your parrot’s bar mitzvah in week 2, you have a hair appointment in week 3, you fancied a day off in week 5 and your cousins are getting married in week 7… hopefully not to each other, this isn’t Grimsby! (Not that Grimsby, the one in the southern USA.. honest).

When you sign up you will need to commit to raising some much needed funds for Cancer Research UK too because we don’t just do free comedy out of the goodness of our hearts, we do free comedy for charity out of the goodness of our hearts!

Once you’re signed up you will have to shift some tickets to make sure the comedy showcase gig has an audience, then get working on your comedy set with guidance, support and tutoring… and trust me anyone can create a comedy set, learn how to perform it and make an audience laugh with a little help, it’s really not as scary as I look.

For more details and to see what else you can do for a great cause get yourself on to the Ultra Events page and sign up now!

Sign up to start your Ultra Comedy journey today

Ultra Comedy will give you a unique way to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Lots of people run marathons and do bungee jumps to raise money for charity, with Ultra Comedy you will receive 8 weeks of FREE comedy coaching to build your confidence. The crowd at our events will be full of people who are there supporting their friends so not give you a tough time and you will have an incredible experience.

The Cancer Research UK team
The Cancer Research UK team

When you sign up you will receive an email from Cancer Research UK with details of how to set up your Just Giving page. We have a unique relationship with Cancer Research UK which means from the second you sign up you will have full support from 5 dedicated staff at CRUK to help you with your fundraising. Here are a few examples of how they can help:

  • Send you charity buckets for local fundraising.
  • Help with any JustGiving queries.
  • Send out T-shirts for you to promote your fundraising.
  • Answer any fundraising-related questions that you may have.

Ultra Events and Cancer Research UK will be with you right through your comedy and fundraising journey to support and help you with anything you need to ensure you have a brilliant experience and raise as much money as possible to help beat cancer sooner.

Sign Up For Ultra Comedy 

Ultra Comedy offers people 8 weeks of completely free comedy coaching. You will meet as a group with a professional comedian once a week to be given tuition on how to deliver your lines and perform in front of a crowd. Across the 8 weeks, your confidence will grow and you will feel at ease performing in front of people ready for your big night.

Everyone taking part is expected to sell some tickets for the big night as your friends, relatives and work colleagues will make up the audience at the event. This makes for a brilliant supportive crowd for your first ever gig and your friends will attend an amazing comedy night with around 20 different acts that have all trained together but will deliver totally different, diverse sets ensuring that the night is hilarious.

Ultra Comedy - 8 Weeks free comedy course
Ultra Comedy Cardiff Comedy Group

It’s also a great way to raise money for charity with Ultra Events having raised over £22Million for Cancer Research UK, you will become part of that and add to that incredible total to help beat cancer sooner.

The process is really simple:

  • Sign up here.
  • Join the Facebook group for more information. A direct link will be sent to you.
  • Attend a registration meeting for information and to ask any questions.
  • Start coaching.
  • Sell some tickets.
  • Raise some money for CRUK.
  • Learn to be funny throughout the training.
  • Take part in an amazing event and have an incredible experience whilst making everyone laugh.
  • Continue being funny and continue on your path as a professional comedian.

Sign up today to start your journey

Do you still need some convincing? Check out some photos from a mixture of our amazing events across the United Kingdom.