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  • We help important ideas to become human, engaging, and deeply funny

     

     

  • 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.

    When

    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, with MC Phil Dooley.

     

    Where

    Online via Zoom. In-person tbc shortly.

    The show will be at Smiths.

     

    How much:

    Rate is 375 AUD. Alumni get 50% off.

     

    Taught by

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

    Booking deadline May 10* (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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    Australia - Melbourne

    Combine your passion for making a difference with kind comedy

    What

    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.

     

    Show

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

     

    How much

    Rate is 375 AUD. Alumni get 50% off.

     

    Taught by

    Belina Raffy and Tejopala Rawls.

     

    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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    Japan -Tokyo

    May 29 - July 1

    What

    Course from May 29 to July 1

     

    Four live, online classes

    Tuesday evenings Japan time (7-815pm) May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19

     

    Individual coaching

    30-minutes of online individual coaching

     

    In-person classes

    Saturday June 30, 10am - 1pm and Sunday July 1, 10am - 1pm in Tokyo.

     

    Show

    Sunday, July 1, 6-730pm local time.

     

    How much

    Early bird rate (ends April 29) 43,350 JPY. Regular rate 48,580 JPY.

     

    Taught by

    Belina Raffy

     

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

     

    To book your place, click the Paypal button below or contact us to arrange for a wire transfer.

    Singapore

    Let's make comedy healing and meaningful

    When

    Course from June 6 to July 14.

     

    Four live, online classes

    Wednesday evenings Singapore time (7-815pm) June 6, 13, 20, 27

     

    Individual coaching

    30-minutes of online individual coaching

     

    In-person classes

    Friday, July 13 from 630pm - 9pm

    Saturday, July 14 from 1030am - 12pm

     

    Show Saturday, July 14, 6pm - 730pm (You will need to get there earlier). MC Belina Raffy.

     

    Where

    In-person classes, in Singapore

    Online via Zoom

    The show will be at the Merry Lion.

     

    How much: Early bird rate (ends May 6) 380 SGD Regular rate 480.

     

    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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    Hong Kong

    Make the world better this Summer in Hong Kong

    When

    Live, online classes: Mondays (June 11, 18, 25, and July 2), 7pm - 815pm local time.

    In-person classes: Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10 from 7-930pm.

    Show: Wednesday, July 11 at 7pm at Takeout Comedy Club (participants to show up earlier).

     

    Where

    Online and in Hong Kong.

     

    How much: Early bird price 3,199 HKD. Early bird ends May 11. Regular price 4,299 HKD

     

    Places limited. Book now.

     

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

     

    To book your place, click 'book now' below.

     

     

    Berlin

    Make Autumn awesome. Nurture creativity.

    When

    Course from September 3 to October 12.

     

    In-person

    Mondays September 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8

     

    Show

    Friday, Oct 12, 6-730pm

     

    Where

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

     

    How much: Early bird rate

    280 euros (ends August 3). 299 euros regular price.

    Includes UST.

     

    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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    London, England

    SOLD OUT

    When

    Course from April 20 to May 27.

     

    In-person

    Class 1 Friday, April 20, 6-830pm UK

    Class 3 Thursday, May 3, 6-830pm UK

    Class 6 Thursday, May 24, 6-830pm UK

     

    Online

    Class 2 Thursday, April 26, 4-515pm UK

    Class 4 Thursday, May 10, 4-515pm UK

    Class 5 Thursday, May 17, 4-515pm UK

     

    Show Sunday, May 27, 1900-2030 UK time. (You will need to get there earlier).

     

    Where

    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.

    [Note: Two concessions places available per class]

     

    Booking deadline March 20* (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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    Reminder: Sustainable Stand Up is a project of Maffick.com.

  • We do in-person, online, and in-company courses Sustainable Stand Up courses

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  • Four things

    Our project does 4 things...

     

    Courses

    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.

    Shows

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

    Connections

    We help stand up comics work with the best scientists, economists & sustainability experts.

    Conferences

    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:

    PETER, THE NASA CLIMATE SCIENTIST SAYS...

    "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."

    KRISTY, THE MILITARY SERVICEWOMAN SAYS

    "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!"

    MATT, THE COMPUTER ENGINEER SAYS

    "... 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..."

  • Our online course in

    Sustainable Stand Up

    Sometimes, we run online courses

     

    Come connect with funny, lovely people from around the world, get some personal coaching, and do something transformative. And all in the comfort of your own laptop...

     

    This online workshop happens once a week for six weeks.

     

    This six-class plus we support you doing a local open mic show. The course is for people who do good in the world and are interested in presenting more engagingly about stuff that matters. We practice a nice, smart, engaging form of stand up comedy, coming from the ‘I’m ok, you’re ok’ space. Learn this all in the comfort of where ever your computer is. You will also be invited to perform your set at a local ‘open mic’ event.

  • More details about the in-person six-week workshop in London and Berlin

    Book your place - this is going to be awesome

    Our course...

    Whether you plan a career on the stand up stage, want to speak more powerfully on issues that matter to you, or just want to build your confidence and presence, no experience of stand up or improvisation is necessary.  Register now below.

     

    The introductory course focus on writing and performing stand up comedy, while using the practice of improvisation to help cultivate:

      - playfulness and creativity in crafting your material 

      - confidence and ease on stage, and

      - generosity and connection with your audience.

     

    It emphasises creating content that tackles the big issues in a funny, smart and loving way.

     

    In the workshop sessions you will:

    - with our support, develop your own 5 minute set of stand up material 

      - practice connecting with the audience in delightful, powerful and generous ways

      - introduce good mic and presentation techniques

      - explore positive ways to deal with failure and the unexpected

      - at the end of the course, showcase your set live on stage in a  theatre
     

  • 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, 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!

    Belina
    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. 

    Steve

    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

    Adam
    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

    Performer/Advisor

     

    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

     

    Peter

    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.

    Pablo

    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. 

     

    Prescott

    Green building Expert/Improviser, Baltimore

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

     

  • The London Workshop is presented in cooperation with Sprout Ideas and The Nursery Theatre

    THE BERLIN WORKSHOP IS PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH T BERLIN