Successful stand up comedian provides industry insights for acting students
Successful and sought-after comedian Lauren Pattinson, who has toured nationally with her own tour and also supported comedians such as Katherine Ryan, visited The Northern School of Art to deliver a session on stand up comedy for acting students.
An actor and writer as well as a comedian, Lauren, who was Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee 2017 and Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2018 and has numerous TV credits to her name, provided a range of invaluable insights for the second year BA (Hons) Acting degree for Stage & Screen degree students based on a wealth of experience, not just of stand up technique, but also the industry and comedy scene.
The second year students spent the day working to develop a range of extra skills for the forthcoming comedy show being produced by the School’s second year BA (Hons) Film, Television & Theatre Production degree students.
Jonny Bussell, the Acting Faculty Lead said: “‘This was such a fun session and great for the students to try something totally different. We’ve not been able to do one of our Flim Flam Comedy nights in person, although we did one online during lockdown, so we’re really looking forward to doing one for real again in late February.”
As well as appearing on TV and hosting the critically acclaimed weekly podcast Conversations Against Living Miserably, produced by the TV channel Dave, Lauren is a regular at all the major national comedy clubs and has provided tour support for Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Stewart Francis and Dane Baptiste, as well as gracing the comedy stages of Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals.
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