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Have you ever wondered how your favourite performers take their shows from a blank page in a notebook to a packed room in stitches?
At Soho Theatre we are delighted to bring you the second series of our one day masterclasses taking place over Zoom featuring some of the top performers working in the industry today.
Each performer will be looking back at their previous shows to take you step by step through their creative process. From developing the idea, to performing on the opening night and beyond, they will be letting you in on their secrets.
Zoë Coombs Marr – Mon 11 Jan (8am – 1pm)
Zoë Coombs Marr is a performer, writer, artist and comedian. She has performed stand up comedy extensively in Australia, London and New York both as herself and alter ego Dave. Her solo show, Trigger Warning, won the 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival Award for Most Outstanding Show and was nominated for Best Show at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her latest show Bossy Bottom was chosen to be filmed for an Amazon Prime stand up special.
Glamrou and Crystal – Thu 21 Jan (10am – 3pm)
Making up two fifths of the world’s biggest drag supergroup Denim, Glamrou and Crystal are also both best selling authors with Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen and Diary Of A Drag Queen. In the past years both have been embarked on successful journeys as solo performers, as well as their work within the collective and will be sharing their discoveries on this special session covering a wide range of topics from their acclaimed use of music to gender politics to making a mark within the industry.
Alex Edelman – Wed 27 Jan (5pm – 10pm)
Renowned for his intricate storytelling and high gag rate, stand up comedian Alex Edelman won the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer with his show Millennial, as well as a nomination for Best Show in 2018 for Just for Us. With many TV appearances on Conan, Live at the Apollo and other shows, as well making numerous radio specials for the BBC, Alex is in demand as a writer and performer around the world.
Aditi Mittal – Thu 4 Feb (10am – 3pm)
An Indian stand-up comedian now known the world over after two acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and her own Netflix special The Things They Wouldn’t Let Me Say, Aditi Mittal creates shows that are full of her trademark acerbic wit and cutting edge. In her Masterclass, she will explain how she has become a master at creating comedy that translates as well to audiences in India, Edinburgh and a packed-out Soho Theatre Downstairs.
Places on the masterclasses cost £50 and are strictly limited to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to ask questions and learn as much as possible in a more intimate online setting.