Course Outline

Get in touch with your comic persona with CEC’s Stand-Up Comedy Workshop. You’ll learn the basic tools and techniques of comedy writing and presentation. During comedy classes you’ll learn how to become a stand-up comedian, as you create and deliver material that leaves an audience bellyaching. Gain practical tools for writing and performing stand-up comedy as you learn how to set up and deliver that winning punch line.

This Stand-Up Comedy Workshop will teach you the basic techniques of comedy writing and presentation, then in the final weeks you will have an opportunity to try out all you’ve learned at an open mic venue.

Ideal for...

Our Stand-Up Comedy Workshop is for anyone curious about stand-up comedy or anyone who wants to learn how to become a comedian and make the leap from funny-in-life to funny-on-stage.


• Understanding of the concept of a comic persona
• Ability to identify your own comic persona
• Skills in writing good comedy material that compliments your comic performance
• Understanding of basic microphone and stage presentation techniques
• Experience performing and testing material in front of your peers

Please bring

• Notepad
• Pen

About your tutor

Our Stand-Up Comedy tutor, Rob McHugh started doing stand-up comedy at age 18 and has been a regular performer on the Australian comedy scene for over 25 years. He has done every type of gig; from outlaw biker’s club Christmas parties to high-profile corporate engagements.

He was the resident M.C. at the Sydney Comedy Store for a number of years and has had many television appearances as well as numerous writing credits including ‘Candid Camera’, ‘The Don Lane Show’, 'You’ve Got to be Joking' and ‘Doug Mulray Breakfast Radio Show’. In 2010, Rob and his City East Community College students were the basis for the SBS four part television series ‘Comedy School’.

Other information

All courses need a minimum number of students to run. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

This course has no current classes. Please to be notified of vacancies and similar courses.

  • Course testimonials
    Without a doubt, Rob makes the course. Very funny and supportive. I really enjoyed the course the methodology seems so simple but you know it takes a lifetime to master.