Previous Course participants...
...that you may have heard of:
- member of Chortle Award Winning and If.Comeddie-nominated We Are Klang, winner of Laughing Horse New Act Competition, Jongleurs regular, TV panellist, and sit-com Giant (The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo)
- FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011, Loaded Lafta Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2012, Best Newcomer by the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
- Regular on Mock the Week, Charlie Brooker's 2012 Wipe and Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe (2013)
Kirsten O’Brien- childrens' TV presenter
2005 Runner-up: BBC New Comedy Awards, 2005 Finalist: Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol, 2006 Finalist: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, 2006 Semi Finalist: So you think you're funny,
German stand-up comedian, writer, and radio commentator
- star of BBC's Rush Hour, writer and performer Radio 1's The Milk Run, member of Chortle Award Winning and If.Comeddie-nominated We Are Klang, Winner of Laughing Horse New Act Competition, Amused Moose new act competition
- Member of Chortle Award Winning and If.Comeddie-nominated We Are Klang, winner of Laughing Horse New Act Competition
Finalist So You Think You're Funny? and National Talent Hunt in 2003. Regular in Green Wing and Smack the Pony.
- Laughing Horse New act of the Year 2012 Finalist, Comedy Store New Act Competition Winner, Leicester Square New Act Competition Finalist, Henlow New Comedian of the Year 2012 Winner, Reading Festival New Act of the Year Finalist, Bath New Act of the Year 2012 Finalist, Luton New Act of the year 2012 Finalist,
- Television personality, standup comedian, actor
Rob Broderick (one half of Rap act, Abandoman)- Winner of Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, the Musical Comedy Awards and the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Best Comedy Newcomer Award
James Branch- winner of Laughing Horse New Act competition, London Comedy Festival All Stars competition, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, Chortle Best Newcomer
Karen Hayley- Appeared on Bo' Selecta! and regularly as a presenter for MTV. She can be seen in the new BBC programme The Armstrong and Miller Show this autumn.
Rhod Gilbert- TV presenter and comedian. Chortle Best Breakthrough Act.
Andi Osho- Funny Women competition winner, regular on Channel 4, TV panellist, Live at the Apollo.
Joe WilkinsonStar of "Him and Her", TV panellist
Kavan Novak- C4's Fonejacker
Rik EdwardsC4 TV presenter - "Tool Academy", "Freshly Squeezed", "E4 Music", "That Paralympic Show"
Marcel LucontInternationally renowned Character Act
Anna Crilley- star of Lead Balloon , winner of Amused Moose new act competition.
Holly WalshComedian, writer, panellist and co- presenter of Channel 4’s TNTr&g
Ariadne the WagHackney Empire Finalist 2010. Appeared at Jongleurs, The Comedy Store, Up The Creek, WAMBAM
Holly Burn- Chosen as The Independent's "One to watch in 2013"
Miriam EliaSony radio academy award nomination for comedy 2008, Winner of BBC New Talent in Comedy 2007, Winner of Channel 4 comedy Scotland
Fred FerencziFinalist 'Dave' Leicester Comedy Festival
James Redmond- Hollyoaks star, presenter and comedian.
Kate Smuthwaite- Performs stand-up around the UK and overseas and is a resident MC at London's Soho Comedy Club. She is also known for her annual political one-woman show, The News at Kate, performed since 2009 at the Edinburgh fringe.
...or look at the individual, and award-winning, nature of the work of Debra-Jane Appleby (winner of Funny Women competition, winner of Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year), Manjinda Birk (star of C4s Brits), Julie Kertesz (Silver Comedy Award for Best Newcomer), Tom Wrigglesworth, Mark Restuccia, - the list goes on and on!