Punchlines

Punchlines is a 10-week series of comedy performance workshops for people with a learning disability.

Punchlines 2017

Do you think you’re funny? Are you often making your friends and family laugh? Then you could be perfect for Punchlines – a Carousel project enabling people with a learning disability to find their comedic voice.

Punchlines is a 10-week series of comedy performance workshops for people with a learning disability. Performers will:

  • Try different forms of comedy (sketch, stand up, musical, character pieces)
  • Record their work for broadcast on Carousel Radio
  • Work with Comedian Gerry Thompson to channel their own sense of humour and life experiences into comedy
  • Showcase their work at an event at Komedia, a renowned arts venue in the heart of Brighton

Get involved

If you’d like to take part in Punchlines 2017 please contact Dave Lavis:
01273 234734
dave.lavis@carousel.org.uk

Punchlines 2015

Punchlines ran for the first time in 2015. Nine people with learning disabilities took part, developing skills in writing, performing and critiquing. At the end of the course, ten radio comedy sketches were produced and an audience was invited along to a live sharing of the final works.

“Fantastic! Really impressive and professional material. The performers clearly enjoyed themselves and developed their skills.”

Punchlines Audience Member