Learn to write comedy with Cumbrian Fringe performer

Comedian: Jane Postlethwaite RICHARD BOLL
Comedian: Jane Postlethwaite RICHARD BOLL
21 June 2017 5:14PM

DO you ever wonder what it takes to be a stand-up comedian?

Following a packed programme of comedy performances in Ulverston for last weekend's Another Fine Fest, the Laurel and Hardy Musuem will welcome another Edinburgh Fringe act in July.

Jane Postlethwaite will be hosting comedy writing workshops for beginners on Thursday July 6 and Sunday 9.

The stand-up performer, originally from Kirkby, returns to Cumbria to introduce newcomers to the art of crafting comedy material - whether it's writing for a best man or woman speech or a stand-up set.

Jane says: "We'll help you tap into your creativity, get inspiration and learn what makes a good joke.

"Our aim is to help you become a confident writer and start thinking creatively while having fun!"

Brighton-based Jane debuted her Made In Cumbria show at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, selling out a number of shows and receiving four and five-star reviews. Its follow-up, The House, will feature at this year's festival in August.

As well as working on her new show, Jane has recently played her first part in a BBC Radio 4 comedy play, Almost Like Being in Love, which is written by fellow character comedian Catriona Knox.

These initial workshops will be for beginners, and will be limited to just 10 people for each.

The three-hour workshops run from 7pm on Thursday July 6, and from 6pm on Sunday 9.

There is an early bird discount for bookings placed before Friday June 30.

For more information, visit www.comedy-workshops.com

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