Introduction to Stand Up Comedy with Kevin Precious

Always fancied trying your hand at stand-up comedy but never got around to it? Ever watched a stand-up comedy performance and thought 'I'd love to give that a go'? Or maybe, you're thinking - quite rightly - stand-up would be a great way to boost your presentation skills, improve the business of public speaking or add a comedic aspect to your writing? Well now’s your chance to get stuck in.

Our 7-week course is designed to be a comprehensive introduction to writing and performing stand-up comedy and culminates with each participant getting the opportunity to perform their first gig. Participants will develop methods and techniques for generating self-authored comedy material; combined with the ability to deliver the material in front of a live audience.


The course will include:

The structure of jokes

Storytelling, observational comedy and one-liners

Generating material and formulating routines

An insight into the comedy industry, and the business of getting gigs/work.


About Kevin Precious

Hull-born stand-up comedian Kevin Precious has been a professional full-time stand-up comedian for the last ten years (and a part-time one before that). He has performed full sets at many of the top clubs in the UK, and beyond. He has also performed full one-man shows at a variety of the UK's festivals including two full Edinburgh runs, as well as touring the nation's arts centres and theatres with a show about teaching. Added to which, he is the organiser and MC of Barnstormers Comedy promotions, programming regular evenings of stand-up comedy at a variety of arts centres and theatres up and down the country. He's also a fully qualified teacher.


The course costs £75 per participant and runs for six weeks at Hull Truck Theatre with the seventh week being the final sharing event. Tickets for the sharing event can be purchased here: LINK

Places on the course can be purchased online or by calling our box office on 01482 323638. For more information contact our Creative Learning team on 01482 488 209 or email us at