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 original Brighton stand-up comedy course eight years ago, at award winning premier comedy venue the Komedia, Brighton.
Over nineteen years of Jill's stand-up comedy workshops she'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, Paul McCaffrey, Romesh Ranganathan, Angela Barnes, Sam Savage and Ingrid Dahle. Writers including, Time Out's Tim Arthur, 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 nineteen 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, succesful, 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 all 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 original Brighton comedy courses are based all year round in the heart of Brighton's thriving comedy scene, Brighton's top comedy venue the Komedia, which is also the home of her monthly comedy club "Comic Boom."
Click here for Brighton Festival Fringe 2013 Taster Workshops
"People say comedy can't be taught. They could learn a lot from Jill Edwards"
Workshops graduate Jimmy Carr, award winning comic and television presenter.
28 April, 2013
Jill Edwards sell-out 90 minute taster comedy workshops are back at Komedia by popular demand for Brighton Festival Fringe. Improve your confidence and presentations with a little humour or have Festival fun creating your own jokes... Read more …
11 March, 2013
Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival Awards are announced and two of my workshop graduates were nominated for "Best Show" but only one of them could win... Read more …
26 February, 2013
Workshops graduate Romesh Ranganthan's star continues to rise and I could not be more excited as he becomes the second of my graduates to win this award... Read more …