Stand-up comedy forms key part of Middlesex theatre course

Stand-up comedy forms key part of Middlesex theatre course

Aug 16
Stand-up comedy forms key part of Middlesex theatre course

Middlesex University continues to pride itself on the creativity of its students and its theatre arts course recently proved this, getting over to the Kings Head pub in Crouch End to deliver stand-up comedy routines. A whopping 37 students delivered a performance in front of a crowd that included friends and families in order to complete their final-year project in the Comedy Performance module.

The institution first started its module in stand-up comedy in the 1970s and was the first university in the country to let students write and perform stand-up in their degree. Plenty of Middlesex graduates have had chance to show their skills since leaving, including Angie McEvoy, Dan Skinner, Sally-Anne Hayward and Channel 4 host Alan Carr.

All BA theatre arts students are given the option to take the module, though those taking the theatre arts (solo performance) degree must choose it. Students can take a written assessment, though this is not often opted for. Programme leader of BA theatre arts Arthur Husk said this was not surprising as people generally choose the course for the opportunity to do such opportunities. He said: “They understand they’ll be doing something they won’t normally do, and that’s part of the attraction.”

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