🎉 Embark on Your Journey into stand-up with Comedy Ladder: First Rung! 🎭

Are you ready to take your first step into the hilarious world of comedy? Look no further than “First Rung,” the new and comprehensive 8-week course brought to you by Comedy Ladder. Designed exclusively for budding comedians taking their first plunge into the spotlight, this course is your ultimate ticket to developing, honing and mastering the art of laughter!


SUNDAYS 1pm to 3pm September 24th To 12th November 



VENUE: The Cross Keys, 1 Park Street, Thame, OX9 3HP


Over the time of the course, you will be guided and supported the entire way through how to put together and perform your very first stand-up set for the showcase on the final week (8pm). 

🤣 Unleash Your Inner Jokester: Learn the secrets of crafting side-splitting jokes that leave your audience in stitches. Our experienced instructor, Andy Gleeks (17 years’ teaching experience; 10 years of comedy experience) will guide you through the ins and outs of joke writing, helping you transform everyday observations into comedy gold.

🤪 Attitude is Everything: Dive into the world of comedic perspectives and develop the wild terrain of your own unique comedic voice. “First Rung” teaches you how to twist ordinary situations into extraordinary laughter bombs that could only come from you and you alone.

🎙️ Perfect Your Delivery: Discover the power of timing, tone, and body language that can make or break a punchline. We will help you master the nuances of delivering your jokes with laser guided precision.

🎭 Construct a Killer Set: Craft a comedy routine that takes your audience on an rollercoaster ride of laughter. From opening lines that grab them by their lapels to a thunderous closer, you’ll learn the art of constructing a well-rounded set that keeps them coming back for more.

🎤 Own the Stage: Nervous about performing in front of a live audience? Well, “First Rung” has got you covered. We will help you build an confident stage presence and develop the ability to command the spotlight, whether you’re performing for a small room or a roaring crowd.

🔥 Practice Makes Perfect: Each week, you’ll have ample time to put theory into action. With dedicated space and time for practice, you’ll refine your material and watch it become bullet-proof

  1. 📣 Live Feedback, Personalized Growth: Receive real-time feedback from our course tutor, guest comedians and your classmates during your practice sessions. With constructive critiques and expert guidance, you’ll watch your comedy skills flourish like never before.

  2. 🎉 Activities That Tickles Your Funny Bone: “First Rung” is more than just lectures – expect a range of interactive activities that challenge your creativity, tickle your funny bone, and broaden your comedic horizons.


  1. Are you ready to embark on a journey of laughter, learning, and limitless potential? Join “First Rung” and set your sights on a future filled with applause, chuckles, and belly laughs. 


  1. Your comedic adventure starts here – enrol now and step onto the stage with confidence! 🚀🤣



COST: £299 ( £250 concession)


Concession for students, seniors, unemployed, Equity members,


Booking Conditions

• A full refund (less £25 adminstration charge) is available until two weeks before the course start date. There are no refunds available after that deadline.

• Your place will be booked on payment and you will be sent a receipt