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6-Week MCing Intensive Course with Hugo Grrrl

6-Week MCing Intensive Course with Hugo Grrrl

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  • Mon 13 Jan ’20, 5:30pm


Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • 6-Week Workshop Ticket: $106.00

What makes a good host? Turns out, it's really bloody simple.
In this in-depth six week course, you'll master the essential skills to keep any event ticking over smoothly. We'll cover warm-ups, hecklers, mic tips, introductions, how to hold attention through the boring bits and how to use the power of suggestion like a boss. If you're serious about challenging yourself to one day host at a pro level, this course is a must.

Each week you'll be on your feet, performing for your classmates and work-shopping a new trick - whether it be sneakily soliciting a cheer, or seamless stalling. By the end of this six weeks, students will have the crowd in the palm of their hands at our MC showcase on Sunday February 16th at Fringe Bar.

This course will be particularly useful for cabaret MCs but will also be invaluable for comedy and corporate hosts, and just about any public speaker.

Hugo Grrrl is a nationally renowned MC, drag performer and cabaret producer. He won Season 1 of TVNZ House of Drag and was the first drag king ever on a drag reality competition. In 2018 he was nominated for Wellingtonian of The Year in the arts category and won Best MC both at The Wellington Comedy Awards and Wellington Alternative Arts Awards. He regularly MCs corporate events and has taught this workshop in academic and professional settings.

This twelve hour course costs $100 which includes course materials, a one-on-one workshop in preparation for the showcase, and extra-curricular support. Payment plans available for local performers. Presales essential, available on Eventfinda.

Design by Pip Clark.
Photography by Aden Meser.
© Hugo Grrrl 2019

Mon 13 Jan 2020, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
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Sun 16 Feb 2020, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

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