"I would recommend it to any one wanting to be involved in stand up comedy and also to anyone wanting to boost their confidence in public speaking"



Open to:  18+

Price: £180

Comedy Course for Beginners is Liverpool's original stand-up comedy course.


Since 2002 the course has produced hundreds of graduates with many going on to pursue careers in the industry. The course is delivered by one of the UK comedy circuit’s finest professional comedians. Brendan Riley is an established comedian on the national and international circuit who perform regularly at all the major clubs and festivals in the UK and abroad. With over 13 years of experience he can share his industry secrets and help guide you towards a career in Stand Up comedy. Over the six weeks the course will teach you the skills required to perform a comedy routine of your own culminating in a live performance in front of family and friends on the stage.

Where does it take place?

Sessions will be located within the heart of Liverpool, venue TBC due to the impact of COVID-19. The final showcase will typically take place at the newly renovated arts and events venue, the Studio at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre. 

What's the cost?

The cost of each place on the Comedy Course for Beginners is £180.  This includes 6 sessions, final performance, comp tickets to give to friends and family, plus support between sessions where necessary for the duration of the course.  This works out at just £30 per session.


If you have any particular access requirements please let us know in advance so we able to accommodate. 

Cancellation and Booking

Please note: To secure your place on the programme we require payment, places are on a first come first served basis and there are only 9 places per programme. All transfers and cancellations must be made in writing and need to be requested at least one month prior to the course start date. Unfortunately we are unable to refund cancellations and accommodate transfers if one month's notice isn't given




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Due to the impact of COVID 19 we are currently pausing all bookings. If you'd like to add your name to the waiting list please contact charlene@thecomedytrust.com


How do I get involved?
Are you looking to get involved in our upcoming Comedy Course for Beginners? Want to buy the perfect gift to the avid comedy fan in your life? 

To sign up please fill in a copy of our booking form and process your payment to secure your slot on the programme.
(Click on the time listed underneath the first date of the course to proceed to the rest of the booking form)


If you require any additional details regarding the course, accessibility or general queries regarding the organisation please get in touch by emailing charlene@thecomedytrust.com

Since 2002 the course has produced hundreds of graduates with many going on to pursue careers in the industry. The course is delivered by one of the UK comedy circuit’s f...
Comedy Course for Beginners | DATES TBC


CHEQUE:  Please make this payable to ‘The Comedy Trust’ and post to The Comedy Trust, Royal Court Theatre, 1 Roe St, Liverpool, L1 1HL.

CASH:  We can accept cash at our office at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool but please let us know in advance.

For more details contact us on 
0151 702 5893 or charlene@thecomedytrust.com


"I cannot recommend the stand up course for beginners enough . For a minimum commitment of time, you get a fantastic introduction to stand up in a friendly environment with brilliant support . The people on my course came from a wide range of  backgrounds and everyone gained massively in confidence over the course . If you've ever even vaguely thought about doing comedy, you have to do this course."

Jeremy Morrison | Comedy Course for Beginners