Funny in Falkirk: Comedy workshops

Susan Morrison. Funny in Falkirk workshops.
Susan Morrison. Funny in Falkirk workshops.

Heard the one about the person that wanted to be a stand-up comedian?

It’s no joke. The organisers of Funny in Falkirk are offering people the chance to learn the ropes of being a comic – before trying out their own routine in front of a live festival audience.

If you think you have the potential to be the next Kevin Bridges or Sarah Millican, then this could be your big opportunity.

The Scottish Comedy Agency will host five two-hour workshops at 20 Rocks in Princes Street, Falkirk, with the first session taking place on July 18 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Those that sign up will be able to learn the secrets of the trade from Susan Morrison and Vladimir McTavish, two experienced stand-ups who know a thing or two about making people laugh.

The duo are veteran comperes at the Stand comedy clubs in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Those that complete the sessions will then take to the stage at 20 Rocks on August 1 to perform a set of their own material.

Amongst those already signed up to take part is Falkirk Herald reporter James Trimble.

James said: “I’ve always loved comedy – folk like Bill Hicks and Doug Stanhope are my comedy heroes.

“I don’t know what kind of comedian I’ll make, but I’m going to enjoy the experience.

“I mastered physical comedy at a young age – at Bannockburn High School people used to laugh at me almost every day – some of them would even point.”

To register for the Funny in Falkirk workshops, send your details to info@scottishcomedy Registration closes on Friday, July 8.

Meanwhile, a new monthly comedy night will be launched on June 15.

The ‘Stand-up Wednesday’ night will be held at North Star, Vicar Street.

Headlining will be rising star Barry McDonald.