Comedy Comedy Writing For Beginners

6 & 13 June | Wednesday | 6.30pm – 9pm | Jane Postlethwaite | £55.00 | max 12 people

About the course:

Do you love comedy? Do you ever wonder what it takes to be a comedian? Wondering how to come up with comedy material? Got a wedding speech to prepare? Have to give talks in the workplace? Maybe you just want to increase your confidence?

If yes, don’t miss out on this beginners’ comedy writing workshop with Jane Postlethwaite, Funny Women & Brighton Comedy Festival Award Finalist. Jane’s one woman show, ‘Made in Cumbria’ was nominated for two comedy awards in the Brighton Fringe and received rave reviews at Edinburgh Fringe. She was recently on the Radio 4 comedy drama, ‘Almost like being in love’ alongside Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan.

Over two evenings, Jane will help you tap into your creativity, get inspiration and learn what makes a good joke. The workshop aims to help you become a confident writer and start thinking creatively. This may be the funniest five hours you have had all year.

What do I need to bring with me? Any additional costs?

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them. There are no additional costs.

More details on what the course will cover:

The course covers where comedy and humour come from. How to tap into your experiences to find the funny. You will be given various writing games and tools to produce comedy material which can be applied to writing or performing comedy.

By the end of the two sessions, you will have learnt where comedy comes from and how to mine your own life for the funny. You will have put together several funny stories and jokes. You will also have more confidence in your own writing skills and even performing what you have produced.

Access and Facilities: 

Most of the Brewery is accessible for those who consider themselves to have a disability. There is a lift to all floors within the main building and adapted toilets. On occasion classes may take place in a room with access via stairs only.  Please contact the Adult Learning Team on 01539 722833 Ext 273/275 if you wish to discuss any specific needs or email


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122a Highgate


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