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  • Ways to learn how to be engaging, smart and funny about stuff that matters

    Warning: Learning may include belly laughing, transformative insights, and meeting delightful, like-minded people

    London, England

    Make Autumn in England funny and meaningful


    Course from September 20 to October 22.


    Live, online classes Thursdays (September 20, 27, October 4, 11), 6pm - 715pm local time.


    Online coaching Includes thirty minutes of individual, online coaching about your set.


    In-person classes Friday October 19, 6-830pm, and Saturday October 20, 1030am-1pm.


    Show Monday, October 22 at The Star of Kings, 6-730pm (participants to show up earlier).


    Online reflections and work application class TBC



    In-person classes, 5-minute walk from London Bridge Station.

    Online via Zoom

    The show will be at the Star of Kings pub near Kings Cross Station.


    How much: £325 regular price. Alumni get 50% off.


    Booking deadline September 14* (Places limited, may sell out sooner).


    For whom Change agents, sustainability & CSR professionals, humanitarian workers, and anyone else trying to make a positive difference in the world.


    If you have any questions, please contact us.


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    Berlin, Germany

    Make Autumn awesome. Nurture creativity.


    Course from November 5 to December 14*.



    Mondays, 5-7pm, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10



    Friday, December 14, 6-730pm


    Online reflections and work application class TBC



    Classes and show are at the Cosmic Comedy Club next to Rosa Luxemburg U-Bahn.


    How much

    299 euros regular price.

    Includes UST. Alumni get 50% off.


    For whom 

    Change agents, sustainability & CSR professionals, humanitarian workers, and anyone else trying to make a positive difference in the world.


    If you have any questions, or would like to arrange for a SEPA transfer instead, please contact us.


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    Please note that the maximum number of classes you can miss are two, IF you keep up with the homework. Beyond that, we will suggest that you defer to a future course.

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  • Ways to learn how to be engaging, smart and funny about stuff that matters

    Warning: Learning may include belly laughing, transformative insights, and meeting delightful, like-minded people

    Canberra, Australia

    Just opened. Nice comedy about meaningful stuff.


    Course from May 15 to June 19.


    Four live, online classes taught by Belina Raffy

    Class 1 May 15, 630pm - 745pm*

    Class 2 May 29, 630pm - 745pm*

    Class 3 June 5, 630pm - 745pm*

    Class 4 June 12, 630pm - 745pm*

    * If there are more than 7 people in the class, we'll split the online classes into two cohorts


    Online individual coaching by Belina, 30 minutes


    Two in-person classes taught by Phil Dooley

    Class 5 Thursday June 14th 530pm - 730pm

    Class 6 Saturday June 16th 1030am - 1230pm


    Show June 19 at Smiths Alternative, with MC Phil Dooley.



    Online via Zoom. In-person tbc shortly.

    The show will be at Smiths.


    Taught by

    Belina Raffy (online) and Phil Dooley (in person)

    Melbourne, Australia

    Combine your passion for making a difference with kind comedy


    Course from May 28 - June 23


    Four live, online classes

    Monday evenings Oz time (7-815pm) May 28, June 4, 11, 18


    Online individual coaching by Belina, 30-minutes


    In-person classes

    Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22 from 6-8pm, taught by Tejopala Rawls.



    Saturday June 23 from 515-630pm at the Butterfly Club. MC Alanta Colley.


    Taught by

    Belina Raffy and Tejopala Rawls.


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  • Four things

    Our project does 4 things...



    We create inspiring courses where you discover a safe environment and new friends. Where you develop and hone stand up material, in a loving, clear way, on stuff that matters.


    We showcase our course participants, as well as the best of today's and tomorrow's stand up comedy on sustainability issues.


    We help connect alumni scientists, sustainability experts, science communicators and others from around the world with each other.


    We offer our stand up comics to major sustainability events and conferences.

  • Success stories

    Our participants include improvisers, comedians, NASA climate scientists, medical researchers, architects, military servicemen and women, and people like you. Here's what some of them say:


    "I need to reach people about the deadly serious impacts of climate change. But I don't want to drive them away with gloom and doom. Belina and my wonderfully supportive classmates helped me discover the hilarity in my work and connect with the audience about something that really matters, to me and the world."


    "I absolutely loved the supportive atmosphere and the we're all in it together mentality that was built into our class... I was able to create a solid five minute set and muster the courage to get up on that stage alone. Thank you Belina for starting my stand up journey on a high note!"


    "... gave me the confidence to get up in front of people, the tools for success in stand up and to break into doing improv. Belina is just an amazing teacher..."

  • Why do we get out of bed in the morning?

    We help people who do good in the world to do that better.


    We help people to combine stand up comedy, playfulness, content about stuff that matters, a focus on positivity and inclusion, and love.

    When combined, these are wildly powerful forces to get important information across.


    Join us and stand up for things that matter.

  • The SusStandUp Team

    Let's play!

    Founder, Director

    Belina began her stand up and improv in 1996 through classes and performances in New York City, continuing her studies at the Loose Moose School of Improvisation. She performs in Baltimore, NY. London and - soon - Berlin.  She is a Director of the global Applied Improvisation Network and a consultant with an MBA. Belina spends most of her time teaching social entrepreneurs and business people improvisation skills to bring about a more delightful, sustainable form of business. 


    Advisor/Connector, UK

    Steve is a geek comedian and founder of Science Showoff (http://www.scienceshowoff.org) and Bright Club (http://www.brightclub.org). He's trained hundreds of people to be funny about science and hosts gigs all over the UK where clever folk get to make funny for the first time.


    Photo credit: Ed Moore

    Advisor, Germany
    Adam is a professional actor, improviser and stand-up for corporate audiences. He has been performing, teaching and directing since the mid 1990s, mostly in central Europe.
    With a background in psychology, he is also a presentation coach, consultant and adjunct professor who uses techniques stolen from theater to help companies and governments all over the world make their staff and customers smile. 




    Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, improviser, actress, author, creative coach, and social activist. She is the author ofImprovisation For The Spirit: Live a More Creative, Spontaneous, and Courageous Life Using the Tools of Improv Comedy.” Her comedy music videos can be seen, having amassed over 1.5 million hits on Youtube. www.KatieGoodman.com



    Advisor, Climate Scientist

    Peter is the founding director of NASA’s Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Office, supporting the North American Carbon Program (www.nacarbon.org); ABoVE, the Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment, a major field campaign (http://above.nasa.gov); and the Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Focus Area at NASA HQ (http://cce.nasa.gov).  He's also an improviser and was part of our first show in Baltimore of Sustainable Stand Up.


    Advisor, Climate Scientist


    Pablo is Associate director for research and innovation at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. As a researcher and consultant on climate, disasters and development he has worked with over thirty organizations in more than 50 countries. His current work addresses the use of innovative tools for climate risk management – including applied improvisation for learning and managing complex dynamic systems. 



    Green building Expert/Improviser, Baltimore

    Prescott is a sustainability innovator by day, and talented improvisation performer and show director by night.