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Hope Mill

Pollard Street


M4 7JA

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Women's Creating and Writing Comedy Characters Workshop in Manchester

Do you love comedy characters? Would you like to learn how to perform as a comedy character? Maybe you want to understand comedy charaters for a sketch, podcast or story you are working on? Or, maybe you just want to try something new?

This workshop is tailored for you to learn new tools to create multi-layered interesting comedy characters, write through improvisation, learn to do voices, create story arcs and more!

You don't need any experience of comedy writing - just have a interest in comedy, writing, being creative - and be open to PLAY!

In each workshop you learn;

  • What makes something funny

  • What it really means to 'write'

  • How to bust through creative blocks

  • How to generate comedy ideas from personal experiences and stories

  • How to expand on ideas and subjects

  • How to inject comedy into your own projects for stories, radio plays, stand up, sketch and more

  • How to create something from nothing

  • Improvising techniques

  • Performing tips

  • How to create comedy characters

  • How to create a story arc

  • Hot seating for material

  • Improvisation to create story and sketches

  • Giving your character a world to live in

  • How to do voices and accents

  • How to get into the comedy world for performance or stand up

  • What it takes to write a comedy character show or character set

  • How to tackle negative thoughts about not being good enough or starting a project

  • Plus, you will get 1-2-1 time with me and get to ask any questions about the industry


  • Which are the best Facebook groups to join to get details of competitons and new material gigs

  • Using social media to network and promote yourself

  • Great social media sites to follow

  • A list of the best comedy books

  • The best podcasts for research and inspiration

  • Industry knowledge about doing comedy festivals or putting on your own comedy night

  • Best online resources to take your comedy to the next level including websites and Youtube channels

  • Details of competitions and writing opportunities

Who is Jane?

I'm a multi-comedy award finalist who has had sell out runs of my one woman shows at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals over the last five years. I've also been heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Extra. I ran a successful comedy night in Brighton for three years and produce a couple of comedy podcasts. I have done full one woman comedy character shows and I do straight stand up. I also do voice acting for radio plays and voice over.

During the workshop you will be able to ask me any questions about the industry and have some 1-2-1 time to talk about any creative projects or get some advice for your own career. I share all my experience and secrets about the comedy industry - (Most of which I wish I'd been told when i started out.)

I've taught over 300 people across the UK and abroad to help them get on their comedy path. My workshop students have gone on to do stand up, win comedy competitions, write one woman shows, write children's books and write scripts / sketches.

What do other people say?

"Amazing workshop! After about 15 minutes I felt connected with everyone in the workshop. I learnt so much and was so excited to start writing my own comedy material" - Natasha R

"I got the confidence to start doing stand up! Thank you so much for teaching me and for the ongoing support" - Alex B

"Thanks for a brilliant workshop! Great bunch of people - I'm still laughing now. Highly recommend!" - Sarah K

Are you ready to take your first steps into a world of comedy?

This is an intensive 6 hours workshop designed so you'll leave fully ready and trained to take on your chosen comedy project with confidence and excitement. Regardless of what you decide to do after the workshop the tools will help you in all walks of life.

When is it?

Saturday 28 September from 11-5pm.

ONLY 10 places per workshop - so book yours place to secure your spot!

How much is it?

£80 Full price or £65 for low income / students / OAP

Where is it:

AWOL, Hope Mill, Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA - one stop from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Get off at New Islington tram stop and walk 5 mins to the venue.

This workshop is for anyone who identifies as a woman.

Any questions get in touch at info@comedy-workshops.com

You can find out more about me at www.jane-postlethwaite.com

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jane :)

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