Stand-Up Workshop!

There is no 'open to the public'  Stand-Up Workshop planned at the moment but you can book a workshop for your own group or society. Just contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or phone 07485 299350.

There has been a venue change. The new venue is a working venue so has a full stage set-up.

Venue: 
Lily's Live Lounge, 31-33 New Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4RQ

The workshop will concentrate on writing material and performing it. The session are practical and rewarding.


Since 2002 Anthony King has led workshops in Stand-Up Comedy. He is employed by Leicester Comedy Festival in the role of mentoring and work-shopping contestants in their annual Stand-Up Challenge.

It doesn't matter if you're a newcomer to stand-up or if you have some experience, any level is fine.

The workshops and mentoring are 'creativity based' and concentrate on creating your own, original, material alongside developing your stage persona.


If you are are interested in mentoring or commissioning a workshop please use the contact form below.


"His input was focused on adding value to my act, by way of him either sharing new ideas, developing the literal content of my existing material and often throwing in something completely left field that shed a new way of delivering a great line"
- Andy Morris (De Montfort University)
"The series of workshops made it easy for my first performance in the stand up world. It was like i'd already done 50 gigs"
- Richard Holmes (Workshop attendee)
"As part of the challenge we were assigned a mentor – at first I wasn’t sure how you could be taught to be funny, but it was less about that and more about giving you the tools to have the best chance of developing your style and conveying your humour.
Chris White - CPMG Architects Limited.

'I think this workshop could have changed many things for me- finding a way to make big stuff- light; writing rather than things staying in my head; being more confident in me and who I am. All this from a few hours! Anthony has an amazing way of getting the best out of everyone. We were all very different in our group - in what we wanted, why we were there and what we might think was funny - but somehow Anthony brought us all together. I felt really safe in the space and I felt like I really connected to everyone else there. By the end of the session I had so many ideas, and top tips to explore and I even missed my train because I sat writing in the cafe at station for so long. I can't wait for more. Thank you .' - Catherine Wilks (CEO at Designs in Mind) - March 2020. (Attended both a workshop and 121 training).

Mentoring/Tutoring

Stand-Up Tutoring.
Ever wanted to have a go at stand-up but didn't know where to start? Find out what you need to know to get into stand-up and how to create your own material from a stand-up with 30+ years experience on the UK comedy circuit, Anthony King. "The gags get better and better" - The Guardian. "King of the one-liners" - BBC London Live.

Tailoring and creating new material.
Anthony works with The Leicester Comedy Festival mentoring contestants for the annual Stand-Up Challenge for charity. (Creating material from scratch to performing on the stage within six weeks).

These sessions will help you create material and tailor and enhance existing material.

Songwriting.
Ever wanted to write a song but didn't know where to start? Afraid you singing and playing isn't up to it? Anthony also works with singer/songwriters and has written many songs himself. He performs comedy songs and historical songs regularly. Sessions in song writing are also available.

Confidence Issues
One thing that Anthony has discovered from his workshops and mentoring is that these session benefit people with confidence issues of all ages. 
To book a session for yourself or as a gift (for Christmas?) for someone who would benefit from this tuition, you can buy a session HERE.
You can also arrange payment by BACS by contacting us on the below email.

Book an initial two hour session at the Comedy in Leicester office in Phoenix Square, Leicester, from only £30 by contacting us at:

comedyinleicester@gmail.com

07485 299350