Week after week my comedy class write and get up and deliver their comic musings, worries, thoughts, hopes, annoyances etc. I always think, what a shame nobody hears this material. And so I am trialling a class in front of a paying audience on Friday 24 November 2017. See details below:

Having a Crack: An experimental stand up comedy class at The Bike Shed Theatre

Come and see what goes on behind the scenes in a stand up comedy class with a difference. Devon Comedy Coach Maggie Irving is opening her classroom door for you to witness an onstage stand up comedy workshop. The class members, from Exeter, Exmouth and Torbay, will reveal a unique perspective on how they write and then deliver their material with the all-important ‘attitude’, with the hope of getting a laugh.

Maggie requests you join in with some of the writing tasks (if you wish) and perhaps satisfy your comedic curiosity, generate confidence to write comic material and learn how comedy performance requires a combo of factors to make it work.  

This is a brand-new venture. An experiment. Who knows what might happen? Your feedback is vital.

Bike Shed Theatre, Friday 24 November 2017, 7.30pm

Maggie Irving:

NEW! Autumn 2017 Stand Up Comedy / Comedy Writing Workshops:

EXETER: Crack it! comedy development for performers, poets, speakers.

Sunday 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct  

The City Gate Hotel, North Street, Exeter, 2pm - 4pm Improve your set /comedy performance 

Book:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/maggie-irving-6470711117


EXETER: Beginners and Improvers Stand up/ comedy writing ‘n’ performing 

Monday 25 September - 20 November, Providence Court/CafĂ© 55, 37 Northernhay St. 7pm - 9pm

TORQUAY Beginners and Improvers Stand up/ comedy writing ‘n’ performing 

Wednesday 27 September - 22 November, The Artizan Gallery, Lucius St, Torquay, 7pm - 9pm

EXMOUTH Beginners and Improvers Stand up/ comedy writing ‘n’ performing 

Thursday 28 September - 23 November, Oddfellows, High Street, Exmouth, 7pm - 9pm


EVENTBRITE BOOKING: http://bit.ly/2wq3amq or Contact magsirving@gmail

Vent in the Tent 

Saturday 2nd Sept 14:30 - 16:00 at St Thomas Festival In The Park 2nd & 3rd Sept
  • Fancy yourself as a comic?
  • Like to transform a moan into mirth?
  • Need to let your hair down?
Vent in the Tent is a chance to explore comedy from both a written and physical perspective. Have a comedy rant, create a poem, try your hand at stand up or just clown around.

Come with an issue, an attitude and a positive mindset have a go.

Comedy coach Dr Maggie Irving and Poetry Specialist Claire Hadfield provide a space to play and to flex your funny bones

You're Having a Laugh!

Meet clown Dr Maggie Irving and try your hand at the amazing art of clowning.

A new initiative in connection with The Art Trail @ The Exmouth Festival.

It is a chance to unleash your inner clown/idiot/fool/buffoon/trickster and understand how you make it work for you. Safe, fun and potentially life-changing.

It is safe and fun so get booking.
EventBrite You're Having a Laugh

I think we all have the urge to be a clown, whether we know it or not. Ernest Borgnine



Plymouth University, Drakes Circus. Roland Levinsky Building, Room 308.

Saturday 3rd June 2017, 10am -5pm

Clowning is all about you, your insights and your audience - albeit from a different, perhaps strange, fresh and new perspective. We look at the art of creating laughter, through stupidity, mischief, mistakes, incongruity, all emanating from your unique self.

This playful, safe and supportive workshop helps you open up to share your stories, feelings and attitudes to everyday happenings - from small scale to a more ridiculous political level.

You might be a beginner or someone who wants to experience greater freedom, feel more dynamic, have something to say, and wish to laugh at themselves and the trials and tribulations of life.

Clowning can help you connect with others, be bolder and helps you reveal another side of yourself… for a time or for life.So if you have an urge to experience and enjoy the world of clowning, sign up. 

Special Early Bird Deal

Book Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2rUgI6u

 Former participants:
 “Encouraging. Confidence / courage building. Empowering. Great fun!”
“Fun, challenging in a playful way.”
“An excellent event  - a workshop into self discovery, confidence & performance. Warm, friendly & expert tuition. Great value, great use of day! Thanks.”
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