The UK's leading comedy coach
Jill Edwards blazed the trail by creating the original groundbreaking UK stand-up comedy course that Time Out's Malcolm Hay hailed as "the place to go for anyone with serious hopes of getting their act together." Her stand-up comedy classes received a special mention from Ofsted, at London's City Lit. Jill blazed the trail again by creating the highly acclaimed and the original Brighton stand-up comedy course in 2005, at award winning premier comedy venue the Komedia, Brighton.
Over twenty years of teaching stand-up Jill's trained some of the UK's top comedians, including Shappi Khorsandi, Simon Evans, Shazia Mirza, Hal Cruttenden, Francesca Martinez, Jimmy Carr and his agent Hannah Chambers. Brighton's own Seann Walsh, Angela Barnes, Paul McCaffrey, Ingrid Dahle and Romesh Ranganathan. Writers including, Time Out's Tim Arthur, best seller Jenny Colgan and Brighton's "Being Human" creator/writer Toby Whithouse.
Jill was the BBC's chosen Comedy Coach in the South for their "Comic Relief" project. She mentored Brighton's BBC Radio Sussex presenter Neil Pringle with individual stand up comedy lessons, and appeared in BBC One's documentary "Stand-Up for Comic Relief."
In twenty years of corporate training Jill has shown a wide range of professionals across the board how to use humour to deliver confident, memorable and engaging presentations that stand out from the crowd, including Imperial College, Oxford University and the Home Office.
During her years as an established professional stand-up comic - and as one half of comedy duo PEP TALK - Jill toured nationwide, appearing regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, on the national and London comedy circuit at the major venues, as well as in radio, television and film. Jill wrote the comedy material and shows for PEP TALK. After her first feature film script sold in a bidding war, she also became a professional writer, represented by MBA Literary Agency.
Jill Edwards Brighton comedy courses are based at the heart of Brighton's thriving comedy scene in multiple award winning comedy venue Komedia Brighton, which is also the home of Jill's monthly comedy club "Comic Boom."