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Stockton On Tee-Hee's: Intro to Improv Comedy - Beginners Course tickets

Green Dragon Studios in Stockton On Tees

Sunday 3rd July 2022

12:00pm til 5:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

Learn the key essentials of improvised comedy over 3 consecutive Sundays - tutored by an experienced, critically acclaimed improv comedian.


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Stockton On Tee-Hee's: Intro to Improv Comedy - Beginners Course on Sunday 3rd July 2022

Ever wanted perform on stage?

Ever wanted to write jokes?

Ever wanted to to perform instant comedy?

Ever wanted to be part of a comedy team?

Ever wanted the confidence just to get up on stage in the first place?

Why not join up for Shoe Cake Comedy’s Stockton On Tee-Hee’s 'Intro to Improv' - Beginners Comedy Course?

Hosted at the historic Green Dragon Studio's in Stockton over 3 consecutive Sundays, you’ll learn all the important aspects of improvisation comedy… from how to make instant comedy from scenarios - to having the confidence to get on stage and perform in your very first improvisation showcase.

Each session is tutored by a critically acclaimed improvisation comedian along with an experienced award winning promoter….

What’s not to gain?

It’s also a great way to meet new friends, improve your confidence, take those first steps onto the stand up ladder if you choose to do so, and above all… have some fun.

You may have already dipped your toes into the deep end of comedy before and perhaps want to fine tune your skills to the next level ? Improv will definitely help! ... Or you may be a total newbie who has always wanted to try improvisation comedy but never had the opportunity? Whatever your reason, everyone on the course will receive support and guidance at a pace suitable for your own level of confidence and ability.

Meet your Tutor

Chris Lumb is a comedian, actor, and impressionist. He has run 'The Discount Comedy Checkout' improvisation comedy group for over 15 years since completing the world famous improvisation course at the Second City over in the USA. The course has had many 'well known' students over the years ... including Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Farley, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler ... and many others. Chris then used his training to develop his own unique brand of improv comedy here in the UK.

Chris has also appeared on 'Russell Howard’s Good News' performing his wide range of Star Wars impressions. He is also an award winning film maker, winning several competitions for his comedy films through his company Lumbfilm Productions.

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Winner of 'Best Nationwide Show' - Morecambe Fringe 2019

​Nominated for 'Best Kids Show' - Leicester Comedy Festival 2022

'The comedy is creative and crude, quick and quirky, the performers commit completely to the games and create funny & fantastic characters at a moment's notice' .......... - Remotegoat

'There's a wonderful slapstick nature to it all but they are all impressively literate in film culture and genres too, creating brilliant, quick draw pastiches of popular cinema that will have you in stitches' ........ Manchester's Finest

'Total fun and instantly engaging' .......... - WHODARESGRINS

'True Masters of what they do' - Hull comedy Festival

'They blew the roof off' - Toby Hadoke

'The best improv group i've ever seen' - Phil Walker

Meet your Organiser & Assistant Tutor

Phil Allan-Smith is an experienced comedy promoter, actor, improviser, podcaster, and character comedian. With over 5 years industry knowledge as a comedy promoter and 8 years experience as a performer, Phil’s knowledge within the comedy sector can help new acts move in the right direction and avoid making any of the obvious and easily made mistakes.

Phil is the owner of Shoe Cake Comedy and produces pro and semi-pro comedy nights all over the north. He performs stand up as colourful local character comedian Ted Hanky, and is also a member of the award winning improvisation group The Discount Comedy Checkout who were recently nominated for ‘Best Kids Show’ at The Leicester Comedy Festival.

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Phil also starred in BBC1 show ‘This is My House’ with Stacey Dooley and has popped up on our screen in roles with John Malkovich and Rupert Grint in Poirot, Storage Hunters UK, and numerous TV gameshows and radio programmes.

'Very Talented, very funny indeed'

Gary Philipson, BBC Radio Tees

“Very good indeed … Phil is a Doyle”

Vaun Earl Norman, Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out

​'... a splendid approach to production, vibes of Reeves & Mortimer'

.......... Podcast Radio

“An excellent promoter who develops and progresses acts as much as possible… really knows his stuff”

Fran Garrity, Comedian and Broadcaster

Terms and Conditions

Please book early as the course has limited places.

​The Shoe Cake Comedy Course Refund Policy:

£25.00 of your course fee is a non-refundable deposit to cover our admin costs.

30 days before the course start date - refund (minus non-refundable £25)

Within 30 - 15 days of course start date - 50% course fee refund (minus non-refundable £25)

Within 14 days of course start date - no refund.

In certain circumstances we may be able to transfer you to another course date if required. Please speak to us in advance.

If you miss a week or more - we can not refund any amounts for non attendance.


The course is an inclusive course and we want everyone to feel happy and welcome.

We encourage your behaviour to be respectful of the other attendees. Your material you perform may be a little rude, cheeky, tongue in cheek ... thats comedy ... but we don't accept any material or behaviour that is overly offensive, racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynistic ... etc.. you get the idea!

We will operate an open door policy and you can come and talk to the tutors anytime if you have any concerns.

By booking a place on this comedy course you are agreeing to the refund and rules policy.

Age Limit:

You need to be 16 years old or over to join this stand-up comedy course. Ages16 & 17 will need parental permission.

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Entry Prices

Minimum age: 16

Entry price (public): £100 + bf (Additional fees may apply)

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Green Dragon Studios in Stockton On Tees

Theatre Yard,
Stockton On Tees,
TS18 1AE

Tel: 01642 674 115

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