Find out how to make it in the comedy industry

An expert panel will offer tips on how to make it in the comedy industry. During this free event at Central Library’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre on Wednesday January 24 at 6 – 8pm.

Manchester stand-up star Justin Moorhouse, Henry Normal and Hazel O’Keefe will all take part in ‘Funny Business’. The latest panel discussion in the Made In Manchester series, hosted by Central Library’s Creative Industries Guru in Residence, Martyn Walsh.

Made in Manchester events bring together experienced creative professionals. They will pass on advice to those who are looking to make their own breakthrough.

Find how you can make a living in a sometimes precarious career and gain invaluable insights into the many facets of the world of comedy. From performing and writing to promoting events and breaking into TV and radio.

Martyn Walsh said: “Manchester has been a hotbed of comedy for many years.  This event gives me an opportunity to delve into its many facets.  With a view to providing an insight for anyone interested in venturing into the world of comedy.

“During the 1990s, comedy was touted as the new rock’n’roll, so this Made In Manchester event offers us a chance to see if comedy has maintained or surpassed that mantle.”

The line-up of panellists:

Justin Moorhouse is a stand-up comedian, radio DJ and actor. He appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.

Henry Normal is a writer, poet, TV and film producer.  As co-founder of the Baby Cow Productions, hIs many credits include Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Philomena.

Hazel O’Keefe is the founder of Dulcet Sounds, Laughing Cows Comedy, Club Feminista, The Women in Comedy Festival.


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Photo Credit: Manchester City Council


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