Be a Great Stand-Up
"Fancy yourself as a comic but unsure where to start? This new guide to the art of stand-up comedy gives all the tools necessary for a great and enjoyable performance. It covers the history of humour and what makes us laugh, helps readers find their own creative streak and their funny side, builds the confidence to deliver, and offers plenty of practical advice on stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. It offers a full guide to the business side of your hobby, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Authored by a comic with over 20 years' touring and performing experience, and with top tips from some of the most well known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience. " Amazon
Click on the picture above to order a copy of Logan Murray's definitive guide to Stand-Up Comedy. This book is an excellent introduction to the art of comedy, designed to complement Logan's workshops.
The Times Article
January 1, 2008
2008, Make Me a Polymath
"These days you can consume comedy more readily than ever before – there are pratfalls on YouTube and Peep Show on your BlackBerry, while all three seasons of Father Ted are now available as a zingy spearmint mouthwash.
For me, though, there’s still something too bitty about grabbing gobbets of comedy on the go. I’m also, incidentally, a horror to tell jokes to outside a darkened room – watch me screw up my face in alarm as I try to make sure I’m following you – while the last time somebody played a practical joke on me a clifftop mansion in Cornwall almost burnt down as a consequence.
But if you actually want to do a bit of comedy, rather than just watch it, and if you want a helping hand, well, you have got options. There are well-regarded stand-up courses such as those run in London by Logan Murray. Whether any of your fellow night-class students will be Grock-influenced class-warriors who perform in whiteface, as in Trevor Griffiths’s wonderful 1974 play The Comedians, we can only hope."