Women’s Comedy Workshop is a participatory project that invites women to experiment with comedy, humour and laughter in a safe and supportive environment.
It was founded on an understanding that women are less likely to participate in, enjoy making, and gain acclaim through comedy. We work to challenge and change this. It was set up by Natalie Diddams in 2016. Natalie is a Manchester-based theatre director and academic researcher, who recently completed a PhD on the importance of humour within fourth wave feminism. The thesis can be accessed here.
Over the past 5 years, Natalie has developed a radically new approach to writing and performing stand-up comedy. By giving each participant the space to grow and develop in their own way, this approach has diversity, creativity and solidarity at its heart.