with Humour Coach & Comedian Kate Burr

Deliver your message with more humour, more entertainment and more engagement.

Do you want to confidently add more humour to your live and virtual presentations?

Do you want to be more entertaining when you speak?

Do you want a spectacular presentation that gets you more business?

COMEDY SCHOOL FOR SPEAKERS is an immersive workshop that gives you the knowledge, insight and skills to confidently use humour to deliver your message and maintain your credibility, without feeling awkward, embarrassed or uncomfortable.

COMEDY SCHOOL FOR SPEAKERS is perfect if you are a Professional Speaker or someone who speaks as part of their business, who wants to add more humour to your presentations to:

  • Get booked to speak at more events
  • Increase your speaking fees
  • Get more laughs from your audience
  • Get remembered, referred and repeat business


COMEDY SCHOOL FOR SPEAKERS is a 2-day live virtual workshop. Based on the FUNNY ON PURPOSE Method – this program consists of 3 stages:


your purpose for using humour. What problems are you going to solve with the use of humour and what is your style of funny so it will look natural and effortless when you use humour?


 material that is on point, supports your main topics and key message and is consistent with your brand and personality.


it’s one thing to write humour, but it’s a whole other thing to deliver it! This course ensures that you can deliver humour in a risk-free way that doesn’t feel awkward or uncomfortable and promises to leave your dignity intact!

As the course progresses, you will improve your understanding, implementation and execution of humour so you can get more laughs and more engagement with your audiences, prospects, clients, customers and colleagues.

All online training sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend live.



  • MARCH INTAKE: Thursday 24th March & Friday 25th March
  • MAY INTAKE: Friday 13th May & Saturday 14th May
  • NOVEMBER INTAKE: Thursday 3rd November & Friday 4th November



  • The secrets that professional comedians use to have their audiences in stitches
  • Why you should never tell jokes and what you should do instead


  • How to build a rock-solid strong foundation before you try any sort of humour
  • How to safely use humour that maintains your credibility
  • How to use humour without feeling awkward or uncomfortable
  • How to deliver your humour 100% risk-free so your dignity and ego remain intact
  • How to make sure your humour suits your personality and feels comfortable to deliver


  • How to make your message more entertaining with humour
  • How to write relevant humour that reinforces your message and delivers a bigger impact
  • How to seamlessly integrate relevant humour into your message


  • How to set yourself up for success before you even walk out on stage
  • How to warm up the audience and get them ready to hear your message
  • How to use humour to break down barriers and build rapport with an audience
  • How to recognise signs of a disengaged audience and what to do about it
  • How to interact with the audience and tailor your humour to make it spontaneous and relevant
  • Plus much more…


1. UNDERSTAND THE BASICS – There is a lot of mystery and confusion around humour and how to do it properly. In fact, a lot of the information out there on how to be funny can be very damaging to a Professional. Traditional Humour (or humour for entertainment) is focused on getting a laugh at all costs. That doesn’t leave much room for your message or credibility. Instead, as Professionals, we need to think of humour in the context of business, where humour is used to get Attention, Connection and Engagement. Think of humour as the ACE up your sleeve. Understanding the basics will show you which techniques of humour and comedy are useful to Professionals and how to safely apply them to the art of business communication.

2. GET CLEAR ON OBJECTIVES – When you know what you want the humour to do, it’s much easier to add it to your message. Decide what you need each piece of humour to do in your business communication. For instance, it can help you get a friendly audience, connect with your audience and get them in a peak state for learning so your key message and main points are understood and remembered. 

3. CREATE OR CURATE THE MATERIAL – Creating humorous material is 3 step process, first you have to generate the ideas, then write the material, and the magic happens in the editing and polishing of that material to get it audience ready.

4. DELIVER MAXIMUM LAUGHS – Once you have the material, it’s time to take your humour to a real live audience. The performance, delivery and timing of humour (in both live and online environments) is probably the most important part. If you don’t get this part right, all the work you have done up till this point is a complete waste of time.

5. NAIL THE APPROACH – There are 2 main components to successful humour – 1. what you say and 2. how it is received. You can have the best material in the world, but if you don’t nail the approach so your humour is received in the right way, you are leaving a lot of potential opportunities on the table. 

Each topic is supported by learning material including a workbook, worksheets, resources, templates and example videos. These easy to use tools have “left-brained” comedy and incorporate logic into a traditionally creative process. So even if you don’t have a creative bone in your body, you’ll be fine!


COMEDY SCHOOL FOR COACHES & SPEAKERS exists for many reasons. I got sick of watching people struggle to be funny and seeing their audiences suffer. Audiences shouldn’t have to tolerate a presentation; they should be able to enjoy it! (And I’m sure anyone who’s sat through a boring presentation would agree with me!)


Harry Warner, from Warner Bros, lived by the motto “educate, entertain and enlighten”. Mr Warner applied that motto to Hollywood films, but I think it’s equally valid for presentations.


Most presentations educate and enlighten, but often miss the piece in the middle – to entertain. Entertainment is often left out of a presentation because it can seem too hard or even scary. When people find out that I perform stand up comedy, most people are stunned and say “Wow, you must be brave!” I don’t think I’m that brave, but I do believe that most people assume I’m brave because they don’t understand how it’s done. They aren’t aware of the process behind it. They think I just walk out on stage and am naturally funny.

But what I know after 20 years in the Comedy Industry is that being funny and using humour is not something you are born with. It’s a skill that you develop. You can learn to be funny!

"Humour is a very powerful business tool - only if it’s used with business in mind"


Meet Kate Burr

Kate Burr is a High-Performance Humour Coach and Award Winning Comedian who helps people to be funny on purpose and develop their Comic Intelligence. Kate makes sure humour is used to support your key messages, brand and personality. In business, the primary reason for humour isn’t laughter; it’s engagement – as better engaged prospects, clients, teams and audiences leads to better business relationships, performance and results.


With 20 years of experience as a Stand Up Comedian, Event MC & Speaker, Kate brings her extensive knowledge and skills to teach Leaders, Business Owners, Coaches and Speakers how to use humour effectively to communicate their message.


Rather than just telling a joke to make people laugh, Kate focuses on using humour with the purpose to engage and influence your audience. Creator of the FUNNY ON PURPOSE FORMULA, Kate has “left-brained” comedy by adding her own templates, checklists, laugh data and reference maps methodology which she uses to help teach humour and engagement to others.


Kate teaches you to use humour in a way that helps you be confident, funny and engaging while creating a fantastic experience for your market!

Are you ready to take your speaking to the next level?