Comedy school

Learn how to be a stand-up comedian in a fun, friendly, and supportive environment with Jeff Innocent, an award-winning comedian who has been a headline act on the international comedy circuit for over twenty years.

Maybe you want to pursue stand-up comedy as a career or hobby. Maybe you want to gain confidence with public speaking or making presentations. Or perhaps you have already done a few gigs and now want to hone your skills. All are welcome.

Course overview

On this six-week beginners’ course, you will:

  • Learn how to write original jokes and comedy routines
  • Discover your unique comic persona
  • Study performance skills (stage craft and presence, audience interaction and microphone technique)
  • Receive constant advice from jeff, plus a guest tutor
  • Have the opportunity to perform your first gig

On the final session the students put on a show where they get to perform a 5 minute stand up routine to an invited audience of friends and family on the legendary Up The Creek stage.

During the course, you will also be invited as guests to a Sunday evening show at Up the Creek, to gain inspiration from watching professional comedians.

Course details

  • Location: Up the Creek, Greenwich
  • Time: Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Length: Six 3-hour sessions
  • Cost: £250


“An amazing experience: the thoroughly fun, immersive and enlightening introduction to stand-up that I would have wished for. Jeff is a lovely geezer and a great teacher.”


Teacher and his students

Proud teacher and his students.

“Jeff’s avuncular approach made everyone feel confident and at ease and he helped me find my voice and my jokes with surprising ease.”


Previous participants

"I never thought that I would have the confidence to get up on stage in front of people and try to make them laugh. Jeff and the other students at the workshop gave me so much encouragement, I've actually now started to do open spots on the comedy circuit and love it."


About Jeff

“It should be made law that every British citizen watch Jeff Innocent, he’s that funny.” – The Evening Standard


Jeff Innocent has been a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer for over 20 years, and still performs stand-up at the highest level all over the world. He has won or been nominated for countless awards, including British Comedian of the Year and Best Live Comic at the UK Comedy Awards. Jeff is an experienced comedy tutor having run regular workshops at universities, prisons, and corporate events. He has previously lectured on stand-up at The London Comedy School.

Listen to Jeff in action on the Comedians Comedian Podcast on Apple Podcasts or the Comedian’s Comedian website.


Sign up for comedy classes today

Contact Jeff directly to register your interest in Innocent Academy’s comedy classes at Up the Creek

Email Jeff