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Confidence through Comedy

Improve your confidence and self-esteem using humour
4.8 (3 ratings)
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38 students enrolled
Created by Andy Ford
Last updated 5/2016
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Learn how to grow your communication skills, personality and comic potential for use in everyday situations with this unique course on Udemy.

Begin with simple talk loosening exercises, eye contact, comedy analysis through to joke writing and conversation adapting, plus learn to lighten and lift your demeanour and persona.

Skills to study, practice and create all at your own pace for your own needs. It's the most fun you can have on an online course and you are at the centre of it.

What are the requirements?

An open mind, enthusiasm and a sense of fun

What am I going to get from this course?

  • An incite into the world of comedy creation
  • Discovering why and how jokes make us laugh
  • Building on your own conversational style
  • Natural self-confidence growth as you feel more comfortable with your own conversation
  • Learning how to link subject matters and steer conversations your way 
  • Believing in your own sense of humour
Who is the target audience?
  • Suitable for everyone that has a sense of fun and a desire to engage others in buoyant conversations or a keen interest in learning comedy skills from writing to performance.
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What Will I Learn?
Interact and converse confidently in everyday situations using humour as a way to improve communication and social skills whilst enhancing personality.
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  • No prior knowledge or experience of comedy is required, just an enthusiastic attitude to the learning and practicing of the Art form to benefit you in your social life.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 02:49:46
Introduction and course commencement
1 Lecture 15:38
Directed conversation
1 Lecture 21:40
More exercises to enhance the free flowing of speech and thought
Written humour reshaping
1 Lecture 16:30
Learning how to find and adapt humour through word economy and personalisation
Comedy creation from ordinary words
1 Lecture 05:50
Utilising words and their various meanings as a basis for joke making
Finding humour in adages
1 Lecture 04:53
Working with everyday expressions to create something new and funny
Working with the list system to find comedy
1 Lecture 05:25
New skill sets to practise in the formation of topical humour and much more
Using physicality
1 Lecture 15:59
Adding body language and physical humour to enhance presentation
Bringing it home!
1 Lecture 03:54
Use your new skill sets to create a confidently presented original comedy piece
Bonus Andy Ford LIVE show
5 Lectures 01:19:57
Andy Ford LIVE part 1

Andy Ford LIVE part 2

Andy Ford LIVE part 3

Andy Ford LIVE part 4

Andy Ford LIVE part 5
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
3 Reviews
38 Students
1 Course
Professional Comedian

I am a professional comedian and comedy performer. I have performed hundreds of gigs all around in the world. I have topped the bill at the world famous London Palladium and I have performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II at The Royal Variety Performance. I have over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry and am committed to helping people improve their confidence levels using comedy.

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