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Made In Manchester: Funny Business – how to make it in the Comedy industry

Comedy is big business these days.
Hear from our experienced panel as they give a unique insight into the many facets of the world of Comedy; from Performing, Writing, Promoting and breaking into TV and Radio. Find how you can make a living in an often precarious career.

Henry Normal
Henry is a writer, poet, TV and film producer. As co-founder of the incredibly successful Baby Cow Productions, hIs many credits include Gavin and Stacey, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Philomena. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television.

Justin Moorhouse
Justin is a stand-up comedian, radio DJ and actor. He appeared in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, Looking for Eric and Guess The Attendance. He has written and appeared in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin and tours regularly.

Hazel O’Keefe, Dulcet Sounds
Hazel is the founder of Dulcet Sounds, Laughing Cows Comedy, Club Feminista, The Women in Comedy Festival and is the catalyst for many other projects. A full time self employed consultant, event manager, curator and promotor, who is value and principle driven. Her work was recognised by Manchester City Council who awarded her ‘Women of Arts and Culture‘, commended by Northern Power Women and awarded comedy business of the year by the Northern Soul awards.

Moderated by Martyn Walsh from the Inspiral Carpets and Creative Industries Guru in Residence at the Business & IP Centre Manchester

Made In Manchester is a new series of panel events discussing the business aspects of the creative industries in the city.

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