Comedy Fukuoka has been known as the friendliest stage in Asia since our first show in 2015. Since then, over dozens of people have taken to the stage for the very first time, including some who have even gone on to work professionally as comedians!
We’re always on the look out for new and interesting voices to make our audiences laugh, and that’s why we’ve launched the new faces mentorship program. It’s the perfect opportunity to try comedy for the first time.
For the heavily subsidised price of ¥5,000, you will have access to six exclusive zoom workshops with leading practitioners, a one-on one joke writing workshop with a professional comedian, and a guaranteed place at our next in-person open mic in October to try out the material you have crafted.
The online (Google Hangout) workshops will be lead by top professional instructors from the UK and USA comedy scenes, and will focus on:
– Finding your comic voice
– Joke writing basics
– Forming your first set
– Stagecraft and confidence
– Physicality and expression on stage
– Pursuing comedy as a career
In order to apply for the workshops, please email [email protected] with the following information:
1) Your name
2) Whether you are able to commit to all of the workshops
3) One interesting thing about your background or past experiences that you’d like to turn into comedy.
4) Whether you would like to be considered for one of the three bursary places (information below).
- Applications open: Sunday 6th September 2020
- Applications close: Sunday 13th September 2020
- Workshops: 5pm-6pm JST (Sunday 20th September, Sunday 27th September, Sunday 4th October, Sunday 11th October, Sunday 18th October)
- New talent open mic: Sunday 25th October 8pm
We appreciate that ¥5,000 may be out of reach for some individuals, and so some of the Comedy Fukuoka regular comedians have contributed their own money to support applicants who would not be able to participate without financial assistance. If you would like to receive a free place on the course, and your return travel fees to the open mic reimbursed, then please explain in no more than two sentences why you would like to be considered in your application. The recipients of the bursary will be kept anonymous.