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Crack Comedy
MC Workshop

Crack Comedy's MC Stand-Up Workshop

Join us at Crack Comedy for our MC Workshop.


What turns a group of strangers into an audience? It all starts with the compere (MC). They are the ones who get to leap on stage in front of a cold, room of full of people. 

Being a great MC requires all the elements of being a stand-up plus an even greater responsibility for the whole of the show. 

They are the bridge between the comedians and the audience. 

They make the difference between a good night a great one. 

But what does it take? 

In this four hour workshop, professional comedian Erich McElroy gives you the insight of MCing some of the biggest rooms in the UK comedy scene.  

The course is for anyone new to MCing or someone who wants to improve their MC skills. You should have some level of experience in stand-up


If you're brand new to comedy, check our our new comic's course here

The course will:

  • Explain and breakdown the job of the MC

  • Tricks and best practises to creating the best atmosphere for the audience and the comedians

  • Discuss the best ways to talk to the audience and how to avoid common pitfalls

  • Cover the big question: Do I do material?

  • Each workshop will be capped at 12 partcipants. 

About Your Instructor
Erich has been a professional stand-up in the UK for more than 15 years. He's compered for The Glee, Covent Garden Comedy Club, Backyard Comedy Club, The 99 Club, Krater Comedy at the Komedia as well as being resident MC at Crack Comedy since 2008. He’s performed at The Comedy Store, The Stand, and The Frog and Bucket. He’s performed six full length Edinburgh solo shows. Additionally, Erich has promoted venues for many years and has an insider's perspective on what makes a comedy night great and a comic fantastic. 


Eva - "Erich manages to give the novice a structure to  MC’ing that allows you to run with it and feel confident to take the stage and run a night, I MC’d three open mics right after the course and really enjoyed each one. Not something I ever thought I would have been able to say! Highly recommend. His energy and enthusiasm is contagious!" 

Heather - "It was a fun & relaxed day with professional comedian and other friendly course delegates, covering everything you need to know about how to structure & host a successful comedy show whilst remaining calm & collected with your MC checklist - including top tips & tricks about how to engage with your audience, manage hecklers, pint spillages and other non-planned dramas, and ensure your show delivers the best comedy laughs & performances!"

Rodney - "I did an MC workshop a couple of years ago and mostly did a load of improv based crowd work related stuff...I walked away none the wiser about the role of an MC, with very little understanding, know how or even how best to do it.

Within the first hour of the Crack Comedy MC and hosting course, I'd already learnt more than I did in the entire afternoon of the course.”

Times:  11am to 5pm and include networking lunch break with meal and soft drink

Course Location: The Grey Horse, Kingston in Ram Jam Records

Workshop Dates:

5th May, Sunday

8th September, Sunday

13th October, Sunday

24th November, Sunday

Price: £129 (including lunch and VAT)



MC Workshop Registration

To register your interest in a Crack Comedy MC Workshope please compete this no-obligation form. We will answer your questions or be able to confirm workshop availability. 

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