Hilarity Academy is a FREE, fun space for young people to learn and engage in the skill of making people laugh. Workshops include lessons on learning how to tell jokes, creating sketches, writing stand up material and clowning.
They are led by experienced comedians who have experience of working in professional comedy and working with young people. They are also DBS checked.
Young people will not only gain skills but also have the opportunity to make and share filmed comedy sketches and create live performances in St Margaret’s House and West End comedy club.
We also have guest facilitators which have included:
Saima Ferdows: TV producer for ITV, Channel 4 and script assisted on the script of the new Borat film!
Kayleigh Cassidy: improvisation specialist and Rising Star Comedy Award winner, trained at IO Chicago and The Magnet New York.
Tom Ward: stand-up comedian and has been seen on TV for Comedy Central and was tour support for Jack Whitehall.
We’re excited to not only be working with Hilarity Academy, but also with Children In Need, who have awarded us a grant of £26,866, supporting us to run the programme for 3 years!
Juniors ages 7-12 years old