There will be a one-to-one training session available to each participant (approx. 2 hours per session), then a try out show with the other contestants (but no public) which will be for approx. 2-3 hours (dependent on the size of the group). Then approximately 5-6 hours on the day (afternoon and evening) of the final show, with approx. 2-3 hours for prep pre-show and approx 3 hours for the show.
The one-to-one training sessions will be between you and a comedian, to develop your 5 minute comedy routine; this can be arranged at a time/place to suit you.
It helps but we will provide training to help bring this side of you out!
The Stand-up Challenge is exclusively for people with no or very minimal stand-up experience. We aim to keep the challenge fair and for it to be for participants who will be experiencing for the first time, preparing their own comedy material and performing it live on stage to a large audience.
£350 + VAT. This is to cover the cost of training, mentoring and venue hire.
Tickets will go on sale after the closing date for entry. Please email Katherine@bigdifferencecompany.co.uk for more information or to make a reservation for a Table of 8 guests or individual seats.
The show will take place on Thursday 2nd November 2017
There will be a one-to-one training and mentoring session to help you write and rehearse your material, followed by a “try out” show/group workshop. On the afternoon/evening of the performance there will be support from your comedian mentor
Stand Up Challenge show
Support will be available on the afternoon/evening of the event from the comedian mentor to help calm nerves and provide encouragement!
A maximum of 5 minutes.
To do something different, to take you out of your comfort zone, away from your daily job, and to raise money for a great cause!
It will help you with your presentation skills and how to deal with nerves.
You will arrive at the venue 2-3 hours before the doors open, to meet with your fellow participants. Your comedy mentor will be available for you to talk to and run through your act. You will have access to the stage to rehearse and experience what it will feel like. There will be a compere for the show who will introduce each act. There will be at least one interval and then after the final act the judges will decide upon a winner.
Yes; but a friendly one!
A physical award and an amazing buzz!
Yet to be confirmed.
We will profile each contestant on our website, in the Wolverhampton 2017 tab.
Absolutely, yes! We will help you with that when you meet with your comedian trainer/mentor.
Yes, you can but you will need to provide them yourself. You should avoid using too much technical support (such as showing films or PowerPoint presentations).
We would rather you perform on your own but if you want to perform as a double act, yes you can but you will be judged together.