Kettering Bone James Acaster led a session for five students at the Kettering Academy of Sciences.
Comedian James Acaster has completed a five-week stand-up course for students at his home school.
This included a weekly training session with five students from the Comedian and Kettering Science Academy.
The class culminated in a performance in front of his fellow stand-up Katherine Ryan, Tom Allen, Romesh Langanasan, and Digilevachi.
Acaster states: “The main thing is to find out who you are and make the most of it.” This course is offered with the help of school speakers, a charity for social mobility.
This is the first time a charity has worked with a well-known individual to develop and implement its hands-on experience initiative.
Acaster said, “It’s about the individual, it’s about knowing yourself.” A school teacher who chaired the session, Ben Norwood, said: Said Accaster’s success, including three Edinburgh comedian award nominations, two best-selling books, and a Netflix special, gave students something they could target.
“At least one student wants to pursue a comedy career,” the teacher added. Catherine, a 10th grader who attended, initially admitted, “I didn’t know what I was talking about.”
“I came up with a story that I found interesting, but I didn’t know how to do it at all, so it was very helpful,” she said.