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COURSE TUTOR

Paul B. Edwards has been performing comedy since his days at University in the early nineties. His unique brand of songs/jokes/poems and general banter have made him a great favourite in the comedy clubs of the UK.

Over his career he has performed over 2500 gigs at all the best comedy clubs in the land and beyond, including The Comedy Store (UK), Jongleurs Comedy Clubs (UK), The Glee Clubs (UK), The Improv (USA) and more recently across Scandinavia (Ooh! Cold!)

Paul is no stranger to the UK festival circuit and has played at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, “Run To The Sun” in Newquay and various motorbike rallies – he is both hilarious and flexible!

Paul has run his own comedy clubs around the UK, including the legendary “Lastminute Comedy Club” at Woodside Hall, Hitchin, now in its 20th year. Paul’s experience as a club booker, promoter, producer and host have given him an in-depth knowledge of the business of running a comedy club successfully.

Paul has lectured in stand up comedy at North Herts College, Hitchin. Leading classes for 1st year DipHe, 2nd year BTEC and Undergraduate Foundation Year drama students.

COMEDY WORKSHOP COMPANY DIRECTOR

Joss Jones has been managing, organising and programming comedy events and venues since 1987. Comedy Clubs have varied from the first ever full time comedy venue in London with up-coming resident hosts Phil Jupitus and Mark Lamarr, to open spot and new act nights featuring early performances from UK household names such as Eddie Izzard, Frank Skinner and Jo Brand.

As a venue manager Joss has also had overall responsibility for all aspects of running a business from Health and Safety to hiring the security, staffing, maintenance of the building and has been a licensee.

Joss set up a management and consultancy agency in 1998 and has been running this as a freelance business since 2000.  Her boutique rosta of clients are found performing at clubs, festivals and arts centres around the UK.

Joss also co-founded EdCom Productions in 2003 which specializes in producing comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has worked with award winning shows including David O’Doherty’s 2008 If.Comedy Award winning show ‘Let’s Comedy’.  Joss programmes and produces the hugely successful EdCom ‘Showcase Show’ at The Pleasance every Fringe.

For more information on bookings and fees etc. please email Joss Jones at joss@comedyworkshopcompany.com
For more information on course content please email Paul B. Edwards at paulyb@comedyworkshopcompany.com

The Comedy Workshop CompanyAdmin Office: 34 Cannon Court Road, Maidenhead, Berks. SL6 7QN
Contact Tel: 01628 415683

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