Amused Moose Comedy's THE ART OF THE PERFECT ROUTINE stand-up course on Sunday afternoons.

The awardwinning comedian leading this very successful short course is

MARKUS BIRDMAN   ("Uniquely talented": Evening Standard. "Completely spell-binding": Chortle)  


Build Better Jokes, and the Gift of the Anecdote

“Top comedy courses”:

Improve and extend your jokes, explore joke structures and joke webs etc while also editing down to bare essentials, add repetitions/callbacks and link material to structure a far better set.

Discover how to turn funny anecdotes to enhance your stand up into a solid standup routine, that might become the heart of a Fringe show.

It becomes clear to most comedians quite soon that there are more skills they should explore and develop, and that the sooner they build those the sooner they will improve faster than their peers, be noticed, and get better gigs. 

So Markus Birdman will lead you through unearthing the universal in your particular insights and experiences, then how to edit those to bare essentials while creating a structure, gag them up, build rhythm and pace, and then employ performance skills to sell it all with body language, stance, eye contact, hand gestures, warmth, facial expressions, authenticity plus exploiting the art of the good pause.

Full details are here

This course is not for beginners because the basics of stand-up are not included. 

It has been designed specifically for comedians who want to consolidate, improve their sets, boosting their act to the next level.

Our comedy courses are very unusual because

  • they are led by awardwinning headline comedians who are also busy performing at the biggest and best comedy clubs in the UK and around the world, so are up-to-date and really know their stuff, plus they are skilled at communicating information very effectively;
  • the number of participants is purposely kept small so that everyone can get lots of guidance, input, encouragement, feedback and advice on how to improve and develop their material and performance.

Because there is nothing as good as a recommendation, here are some from last time:

"Worth every penny ... Markus is a quite superb teacher." 

"Insightful, supportive and practical - working with you on material, delivery and stage presence; spotting weaknesses and offering advice that improves your act straightaway."

"A learning experience that is relaxed" ... " I have gained loads of tools" ... "Fast moving, with a good combinaton of one-to-one advice and opportunities to perform" ... Great stuff "

"Invaluable - I'd recommend it to anyone"

"I have been on several comedy courses but this is the best ... such an enthusiastic tutor"

The only word of warning that is needed is that Amused Moose courses often fill up way ahead, so don't dither about enrolling - plus a repeat isn't planned at the moment.

Full details of the 'Art of the Perfect Routine' course, and HOW TO ENROL, are here

For more information generally, or if a link does not work, please email

At Soho's Karma Sanctum Hotel.

20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF (Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus tubes)

  Sunday 6 March: The Art of the Perfect Routine