The Prince's Trust - Get started in Comedy with Justin Moorhouse



Monday Feb 21, 2022


Are you 16 to 25-years-old and want to learn how write and perform a stand-up comedy routine?


About this event

The Prince's Trust has partnered with comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter Justin Moorhouse to deliver this free one-week course where you’ll discover how to write and perform comedy routines. A Manchester local, Justin will provide expert insight to help you develop your skills.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to make people laugh, take part in fun exercises designed to get you thinking differently, and discover what makes a great performance.

Through a series of group and individual exercises, you will:

  • Learn how to free your mind and think creatively
  • Discover the formula for setting up a great joke, including observational comedy, character comedy and word play
  • Learn how to develop your sketch writing skills
  • Explore how to create a persona and stage presence for live performances
  • Develop your confidence and communication skills
  • Gain the positive mental health benefits comedy has been shown to provide
  • Create a stand-up routine that you’ll perform to the group at the end of the week



Dates: Monday 21st - Friday 25th February 2022

Duration: Five days, Full time

Times: 10am - 4:00pm each day

Location: Prince's Trust Doug Barrowman Centre, Beehive Mill, Jersey Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6JG



To be eligible for this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Greater Manchester
  • Aged 16-25
  • Not currently in employment or on a zero-hours contract or working less than 16 hours per week
  • Not currently in education or in education for less than 14 hours per week



Registering for this event does not mean you are guaranteed a place on the programme.

After registering your details, a Prince's Trust Executive will get in touch with you to check that you're eligible for the programme.

Please check your emails and/or phone as we will get in contact with you for more details before we share the event information