Radicle Comedy is a participatory project that invites women to experiment with comedy, humour and laughter in a safe and supportive environment.
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 ‘radicle’ 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.