Weekend Bootcamp


Logan Murray

Logan Murray Comedy Weekend


Fri 15th - Sun 17th

May 2020



Price: £185 PP

*Price is for course only.  

Optional accommodation is separate

Who is Logan Murray




Logan Murray is a cracking comedian who has been everywhere and done everything.   He is also a versatile actor, performer, and writer. Over the years he has clocked up numerous appearances on shows like 'Packet of Three' (Channel 4), 'London Underground' (USA's Comedy Central), 'Pebble Mill' (BBC 1),'The Pallbearer's Review' (BBC 2), Channel Four's History of Swearing 'The Greatest ***** Show on TV', ‘Jerriatrick’, (Channel Four) ‘People Like Us’ (BBC 2), ‘Peep Show’ (Channel Four), ‘Brain Candy' (BBC 3) and Jimmy Perry's radio series 'London Calling'. He has also hosted two kid's TV shows: 'Connect Four' (a quiz show) and 'Virtually Impossible' (a virtual reality game show).

Logan is also one half of the infamous ‘90s double act ‘Bib and Bob’ with Jerry Sadowitz. They have appeared all over the country at festivals and had a West End run at the Criterion Theatre: the Police were called twice and the critics lauded it as the best bad taste show ever!

He wrote and presented ‘Karaoke Fishtank’ on Channel Four, a late-night pop show where he was allowed to be very bitter and twisted.

He has gatecrashed the Lord Mayor’s Parade as Norman Lamont for ‘The Mark Thomas Comedy Project’ (Channel Four) and sang ‘Je ne Regret Rien’ from the back of a truck to five million bewildered viewers.

But his proudest moment in a glittering showbiz career was supplying all the voices for 'The Beano's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher TV Show'.

You might have seen him recently as Ronnie Rigsby, who has his own website, here.



You will laugh more, you will play more and you will learn more about your creative processes than you ever thought possible.

People who have been taught by Logan Murray have gone on to win every major comedy award, including The Perrier, Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, ‘Chortle Awards’, ‘Funny Women’, ‘Leicester Mercury Comedy Award' and 'Laughing Horse New Act of the Year’.

Many graduates from the workshops not only work now as professional comedians all around the World, but they also have become household names, panel show regulars, sitcom actors, TV and radio writers, and even bonefide Film Stars!

Logan Murray takes a special pride in helping you unlock your own unique comic voice. Some courses actively encourage a generic style of comedy - we help you to be the comedian you want to be. Logan is proud to say that there is nothing remotely generic about his graduates.


About the workshop

The basic principles of comedy?

Would you like to learn how easy it is to be funny?

Would you like tips for performing in front of a live crowd?

Then this voyage into the world of live comedy could be for you!

 Come to Pickering and immerse yourself in the world of Stand Up Comedy

for a long weekend.


Arrive on Friday evening with a desire to play and explore and by Sunday night make an audience of the general public roar with laughter.

We will concentrate on three main areas:


  • Performance exercises designed at encouraging spontaneity, creativity and developing your own comic style.

  • Writing games and homework, with group feedback and tutor-led suggestions to help you build up a sense of comedic grammar and hone up your writing skills.

  • Solo work where the student’s writing, stage performance, and technique is put under the microscope 


Friday Session - 6pm-9pm,

Saturday Session - 10.30am-5.30pm,

Sunday Session - 11am-4pm

Showcase will happen on Sunday at 7.30pm at The Rec Club in Pickering

Book Online

How To Book


As the spaces are so limited we require full payment at the time of booking.

This can be paid via PayPal. 


Please call:

07824517599 or 01759 318192 

Or book online


to reserve your space today.


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The closest accommodation to the workshop room is the self-catering family-run holiday complex Rocklands Lodges, which is a site set in 3 acres of trees and gardens.


On-site there are a variety of options with lodges for 2 people or family lodges for 4 people, most have hot tubs!

To book your lodge visit  or call 01751 477621.   


The promo code COMEDY will give you a 15% discount for this weekend.

You can also choose to stay in a variety of B&B's in Pickering itself. 


• Workshops must be paid in full at the time of booking via BACS or PayPal

• Cancel Less than 20 days and the full amount is liable. If we can rebook your place we can refund your money.
• Cancellations less than 14 days before arrival the full amount is liable.
• If we need to cancel a full refund will be given to each participant


“The workshop is educational and should not be considered as a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. It is a learning/educational experience. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director, Director, Producer or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.”

Travel costs incurred by the student are not the responsibility of  FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS  Please note that in the event of cancellation due to adverse weather, transport disruption or illness of either the industry professional or student, FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS take no responsibility and are not liable for any costs associated with travel/overnight arrangements that are made and paid for in advance where the event does not subsequently take place at the designated time and date.  All efforts will be made to reschedule where at all possible.   Your responsibility It is the responsibility of the actor to ensure that any prep required for a workshop is received and worked on in good time. It is not the responsibility of FIRST TAKE WORKSHOPS if the student is unprepared for the workshop/ and does not have suitable materials with him/her to perform. It should be assumed that no facilities to copy or print speeches will be available at the venue.

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