Feedback From Past Graduates

The fear of being on stage is a biggie for most people. Even though I’m a public speaker doing ‘comedy’ was waaay outside my comfort zone – which I don’t like, so I signed up! Fiona’s relaxed but extremely knowledgeable (and funny) comedy course, brought together a wide range of awesome people all willing to encourage and laugh at me. The guidance for the actual script was spot on and helped me to know ‘what my angle was’,  Can’t recommend this course enough, it’s enriched my public speaking, my confidence and profile. Do yourself a favour and try something new, despite the nerves and out-takes on stage, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Mell BalmentPublic Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

Fiona’s Stand Up Comedy course is brilliant.  Without really knowing it was happening, I became quickly at ease with standing on stage, handling the mic and dealing with being literally up in lights, and Fiona’s calm and focused approach definitely got me there.  The course is fantastic – if you want to uncover your funny without trying – and all kinds of other cool personality traits you can fall in love with – do this course! It’s has literally changed my look at life – I’m seeing giggles everywhere I go now! So wonderful to reach that place in me that I thought was buried and gone long ago!  Thanks Fi!

Nicky WoodNaturopath & Keynote Speaker

Fiona McGary has an ability to connect with people from all walks of life.  She is an effective communicator who puts course participants at ease with her relaxed nature.  Her cheeky sense of humour creates an environment where everyone feels able to express themselves.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time in her comedy workshop and would recommend the experience to anyone.

Ross PodTeacher

A crazy mix of nerves and excitement saw me show up for Fiona McGary‘s Stand Up Comedy Course. The decision to do it was big step out of my comfort zone. Not only did I learn how to put together comedy material, how to command the stage and what makes me funny, I learnt a lot about myself. Fiona is a master as what she does. She is down to earth and a brilliant teacher. If I could spend more time in her space, just listening to her and learning from her, I would.

Annette DenshamDirector - Publicity Genie, Multi Award-Winning Agency

“Fiona McGary is the real deal.  Her Stand UP Comedy Course is born from real world comedy experience.  Fiona is the incredibly rare combination of practitioner and teacher.  She has been there and done it!  For sure.  But
then so have a lot of comics.

What separates Fiona from the rest is she knows how pass on her experience to those who are willing to learn.  Not only does she understand how to package and provide great instruction, she is also skilled in drawing out of her students the most important ingredient that must be present if any of us are to grow.  That is the confidence to say to our self – “I can do that.”  Well done Fiona.

Martin Stead

Never did I think I’d learn so much in such a short amount of time! I found the course to be incredibly helpful, and Fiona is an outstanding teacher. She is thoughtful, encouraging, (obviously hilarious) and has a wealth of knowledge about the comedy industry that she is only to happy to share with her students. My writing skills have improved vastly in such a short amount of time, as have my confidence levels. If you’re thinking about trying some stand up comedy, I couldn’t recommend this course more. A fantastic first step into the industry & well worth the money!

Sam Turk

I gave up comedy over two decades ago due to nerves and lack of confidence in myself. Fiona’s course taught me about the art of writing and rewriting good comedy, and finding the funnies in everyday life. Standing on a stage delivering a routine, free of nerves, and knowing that every joke was working was a feeling that I will never forget, and was one of, if not THE best experiences of my life. I recommend this course to anyone who not only wants to be funny on stage, but to people who have a fear of public speaking. I have dreamt about being a comic my whole life, and no matter what happens in the future I know that I have the confidence and ability to get up there and have a go! Thanks Fiona.

Darren HallesyNews Editor, City News

Thanks Fiona for such a brilliant course. I have learnt more in the six weeks than I have in 30 years of performing. What I have gained has energised me and broadened my scope as an entertainer. I have never felt so alive and in the moment than I did when I performed my very first stand up routine on week sixOf the course. I was so proud of my fellow course members who just blitzed it on the night. The Change from week one to week six had to be seen to be believed. Congratulations, you have changed lives. Anyone thinking of doing this course, just do it, you will find something in yourself you never knew existed.

Tuffy

For anyone who feels they may have a hidden comedy genius within, or for anyone just looking for a seriously good time and a boost to their confidence, then I cannot recommend doing Fiona’s Stand Up Comedy Course highly enough. It was the perfect introduction to performing Stand Up, and under Fiona’s cool, friendly and professional instruction, and considering I have experienced anxiety most of my life, I came away with a new found inner confidence in myself, with the performance show on the final night being one of the most exhilarating and satisfying nights of my life. Not only did I meet a great new group of fantastic (and funny) friends, but I learned the essential techniques required to perform well on stage and engage the audience with confidence.

What I also loved was that Fiona allowed me to develop my own unique style of comedy, taught me to not only observe the outside world in a new and interesting light, but also got me to take a good look inside and discover the true comedian within. The only disappointing thing is to have now finished – I am certainly going to miss the fun and lively atmosphere of our class on Tuesday nights. Thank you and best of luck Fiona, I feel your influence has certainly changed my life for the better.

Justin Knudson

I’ve done a lot of public speaking, run workshops and retreats, had lots of training on presentation skills but nothing could prepare me for what I gained from doing your course.  In 6 weeks I not only pushed past some huge boundaries and fears, but discovered a hobby I am looking forward to developing further.  Your Stand Up Comedy Course was an incredible experience, it expanded me in ways I did not know possible and your delivery of the content was brilliant.  Loved having your support, professional input and enjoyed the laughs. If you want to increase your confidence or are a public  speaker  then book in now – it’ll be the best thing you will ever do. Thanks a million Fiona. You Rock!

Janelle Manton

Fiona has taught me much about life and comedy. She’s one of a handful of people who can make me laugh at will. To see her take her playful, positive thoughtful whimsy into a harsh spotlight and win over audiences night after night is an inspiration. She is clever, kind and strong, something every mentor and teacher should be.

Greg Sullivan (Sully)Triple M Breakfast Show

Fiona McGary is one of the most creative and original comedians on the comedy circuit. She has played for audiences from 2 – 2000, and deservedly so. Her passion, commitment and experience make her an excellent teacher.

Roger BeamsThe Sit Down Comedy Club