Did you know that the most commonly held fear is speaking in public? It ranks higher than the fear of death, fear of clowns, and fear of murderous clowns.
As the comedian Jerry Seinfeld famously said:
"People's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
Does that sound like you?
What if it didn't have to be that way? Because for a comedian, the greatest fear isn't speaking in public. It's being in public and not being the centre of attention.
What if there were a way to learn how a comedian deals with being in the spotlight?
What if there were a way to never be nervous again?
Punchup's Comedy Coaching will teach you how a comedian approaches speaking in public. You'll learn how to use humour to ease tension, how to command the room, how to speak confidently, how to fake it if you can't make it, and how to use the power of storytelling and narrative to tickle the brains of your audience on a primal level and make you look like a champion.
These are not comedy courses. We will not teach you jokes or standup - where we're going we won't need them. This is about learning the tips and tricks earned over decades of experience in comedy to dominate your own industry.
From shooting live TV in Los Angeles to telling one-liners on cruise ships, to dealing with hecklers in the deepest outback, we've done it all. And that experience can be yours.
Punchup founder Damian Smith lecturing at the Australian Museum
Confidence. Composure. Control.
Bring show business to your business. These workshops are designed for professionals of all disciplines to get them commanding a room, dazzling their clients, and turning pre-speech butterflies into an insatiable desire to perform.