- Understanding Comedy: Unravel the secrets behind what makes people laugh and gain a profound understanding of the different forms of comedy, everything from slapstick to satire.
- Perfecting Timing and Pacing: Learn the delicate balance of timing and pacing in comedic acting, allowing you to deliver punchlines and humorous moments with precision and impact.
- Physical Comedy: Master the art of physical expression to create hilarious situations and communicate humour through body language and gestures.
- Character Development: Create memorable and comedic characters, each with their unique quirks and traits that resonate with audiences.
- Working with Scripts: Analyse and interpret comedic scripts, exploring the subtleties of humour and how to effectively bring the comedic elements to the scene.
Acting for Comedy is perfect for aspiring actors, comedians, and performers of all levels who wish to delve into the world of comedy and improve their comedic acting abilities.
Join me for a fun-filled journey, and let Acting for Comedy be your ticket to creating laughter and leaving a lasting impression on every audience you encounter!
Start date: Tuesday March 6th 2024.
Live lectures and Q&A will take place online Tuedsays at 6.30pm Brisbane Time. If you are unable to attend live these will be uploaded for you to watch or rewatch at your convenience.
Payment Plans available at checkout for your convenience - Afterpay, Klarna or Paypal Pay-In-4.
If you have any questions about this course please email [email protected]
“Peter has truly taught me the art of ‘subtlety on camera’ when auditioning for a role. He utilises his techniques and exercises so wonderfully in the moment, that before I knew it I was no longer “acting” or “pushing”, I was simply was telling the truth. He has enabled me to learn what is important when auditioning for film and TV and what to simply throw away. Not only is Peter an amazing teacher, he is also a real ally in championing his students all the way to reaching their goals. I simply couldn’t have gotten where I am today without his help and guidance.”Emily Weir, Actress: Home and Away.
“It’s rare to find a person so dedicated to extracting the best out of a performance or the artist. I had the pleasure of working with Peter in two self-tests, both very last minute and time stressed. Through workshopping and direction we explored together to come up with two tests that I walked away proud of; which to me is the aim of the game. Knowing you’ve put your best foot forward and your hat in the ring for a part is the beginning and the end of our work sometimes. If you can say you’ve done that, you’ve done your work.Oh, and I got the job. Maybe both.”Ryan Corr, Actor: Packed to the Rafters, House of the Dragon.
“Peter Rasmussen brings his years as a casting director and actor to his coaching with an eclectic mix of wisdom, humor and insight. He is a gentle yet honest coach with great compassion. I highly recommend the professional as well as the beginner to work with this man!”Laura Gardner, Actress: The Romanoffs, Fresh Off The Boat.
“Peter is incredibly knowledgeable and kind. Through his incredibly detailed feedback and materials, my acting and confidence improved so much. I am incredibly grateful to Peter for expanding my abilities and techniques. His compassion really helped to bring me out of my shell. Thank you so much Peter and I hope to work with you more in the future! ”Jessica Esfahani
“Thank you so much, Peter! Training with you changed my life and I can't recommend your courses highly enough to any aspiring actor. ”Audrey Allen-Moore
With over 25 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself on providing creative and innovative Casting to all types of productions - from Feature Films to Commercials. Some of his casting credits include AACTA nominated The Butterfly Tree and Celeste, as well as working on many television shows including Neighbours, Packed to the Rafters, Sea Patrol, H20 – Just add water, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and the Underbelly Movies Files.
Peter has studied and draws on various techniques from Lee Strasburg, Ivanna Chubbuck, Eric Morris, Uta Hagan, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Mark Travis, Practical Aesthetics and Howard Fine. His classes are highly sought after around Australia, and has taught at major schools including the Queensland University of Technology – Fine Arts Program, Griffith Film School, Queensland Conservatorium’s Performing Arts Programme, The Howard Fine School and the Melbourne Acting Academy.
His students frequently go on to international success in lead roles.