Take your talents onto the stage with Comedy Island course in Margate

Comedy Island boss Steve Balding

Think you’re funny? Always being told you should take your talents onto the stage?

Then a 10 week Comedy Island  course taking place in Margate – and ending with a show – could be just the thing for you.

The sessions, being held at Rossyln Court in Sweyn Road, are taught by Margate comedian and comedy MC Steve Balding.

At the age of 45, Steve finally acted on the advice from his school headmaster, ‘ I suppose you think you’re funny Balding, you should be a comedian!’

He has enjoyed performing since 2010 and takes his act to comedy clubs, festivals and corporate events all across the country. H  has worked with some of the UK’s leading promoters such as Joke Klub and Mirth Control, alongside the likes of John Thompson, Danny Posthill and Zoe Lyons.

Steve has also won numerous comedy competitions, including Laugh out Loud (South East) and Beat the Blackout at London’s famous Up the Creek.

Steve runs Comedy Island, which promotes comedy nights in Thanet and across Kent, including a regular event held on the first Thursday of each month at Olby’s Dugout in Margate.

He said: “I am passionate about helping and encouraging new, local artists to create and develop their comedy talent and would love more locals to be part of the growing Thanet comedy scene.

“The comedy course runs for 10 weeks and culminates in the showcase performance. It is ideal for beginners and those who have always fancied having a go at writing and performing jokes.”

Steve has previously delivered the course to adults as well as 6th form students studying BTEC Performing Arts, some of whom have taken their comedic studies further and are now working professionally.

The course, which is open to those aged 18 and over, takes place at Rossyln Court from Tuesday, March 3. Doors open at 7.45pm with the sessions starting at 8pm and running until 10pm. The course includes a 1:1 tutorial.
Each session is £6 to be paid in advance.

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