How to Write Comedy for Stand up, Sketches & More! Workshop at Theatre by t...

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Do people tell you that you're funny? Have you always wondered what it takes to become a comedian? Maybe you have loads of comedy ideas but don't know what to do with them?

If so, this comedy workshop is tailored for you to learn new skills, step out of your comfort zone, have a really good laugh and get motivated for your creative project. Basically get tooled up!

But, I've never done comedy before? What if I'm not funny?

You don't need any experience of comedy writing - just have an interest in comedy, writing and being creative. I have taught people who have never done any comedy writing at all and people who've had experience. The workshop is designed to bring the funny out of you no matter where you're starting from.

What will you get from the workshop?

✅ You will learn what makes something funny

✅ Learn 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

✅ Learn about story arcs and how to apply them to your comedy

✅ How to get into the comedy industry for performance or stand up

✅ What it takes to write a one hour show or write stand up / character set

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

✅ Learn how to start putting together a plan for your own projects and potential comedy career

✅ Learn what a comedian's day to day life looks like and how they prepare for shows or festivals

✅You also get access to a private Facebook group of past students so you can keep in contact with other women wanting to create and work on comedy projects - plus stay in contact with the other women you meet in the workshop, share work, organise gigs and just get friendly support.

Bonus stuff

✅ 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

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

✅Details of competitions and writing opportunities

✅How to create an online presence and putting a website together

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?

Sunday 3 November from 11-5pm.

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

How much is it?

£65 Full price or £50 for low income / students / OAP

You can buy tickets with Eventbrite or you can get in touch by DM to pay directly by bank transfer to save on ticket fees.

We are now SOLD OUT - you can email us to go on the waiting list at

*Only ever buy through Eventbrite or directly from the facebook page - never ever buy off a third party who claims to have spare tickets as they don't have them.

Where is it:

Theatre by the Lake, The Rehearsal Room, Keswick, Cumbria

Any questions get in touch at

You can find out more about me at

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jane :)

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