Beyond a Joke Comedy Gala

Beyond a Joke Comedy Gala

Registration fee: £25 Minimum sponsorship: £400
23rd November 2023 North West

Consider yourself a bit of a comedian? Voted class clown in school, or regularly have your friends and colleagues in stitches? Put your funny flair to good use by fundraising and taking part in a fantastic comedy gala – Beyond a Joke!

We’ve teamed up with The Comedy Trust for the third time to give budding comedians the opportunity take part in their sell out comedy course for beginners and raise money to help those affected by lung cancer.

Working with a leading circuit comedian, you will benefit from a five-week workshop where you’ll learn to create and shape your own stand-up routine. You’ll then take to the stage to perform in front of an audience of family and friends at the prestigious Royal Court Theatre.

If you’d like to take part then simply register your interest by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

Yes, of course I was absolutely terrified. But when the adrenalin kicked in, I was off and running, and I enjoyed every second of it. The training from the professionals was amazing, and it all came together on the night. I think someone even laughed in the right places! It’s a brilliant experience and helps a great charity too.

Graphic designer Ricky Williams, of Everton, took part in last year’s event, and just about survived his baptism of fire.

The comedy training…

The Comedy Workshops commences 6pm – 8pm held on:

  • Tuesday 24th October
  • Tuesday 31st October
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Tuesday 14th November
  • Tuesday 21st November

The sessions will be held in the Cotton Exchange Building on Old Hall Street in Liverpool. Please ensure you can attend all dates before signing up.

The main event will then take place on Thursday 23rd November at Studio in the iconic Royal Court with tickets costing just £12 per person. Tickets will be on sale soon.

What’s included for our comedians…

  • A chance to broaden your skill set, improve your confidence and try something out of the ordinary – Whilst raising money for a good cause.
  • Five high-quality group workshops with a professional comedian to refine and perfect your set.
  • Your name, picture, and bio in the official Beyond a Joke programme.
  • Support and advice with your fundraising so you can raise as much money as possible.

It may seem like a scary prospect to stand on stage and make people laugh, but it’s nowhere near as scary as being told you have lung cancer. Your donations and support mean so much to our charity, the patients and families that are living with lung cancer.

Not everyone wants to run a marathon; Beyond a Joke is a fantastic and unique way to raise money and help those living with lung cancer.

What we need from you

  • A 5-week commitment:

Beyond a Joke only works if you attend our workshops. Each workshop will be 2 hours long and will run for 5 weeks. There will be a final shorter ‘rehearsal’ workshop on the day of the show. 24th October, 31st October, 7th November, 14th November and 21st November at 6-8pm in the Cotton Exchange Building on Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9LQ.

  • Fundraising:

We need you commit to raise a minimum of £400. This allows us to cover the costs of running the event and support people living with lung cancer. Our fundraising team are here to help with fundraising hints and tips to make sure you hit and exceed your target.

  • Invite your family and friends:

We want this event to be a sell-out, so please help us fill the room and create an amazing atmosphere by inviting your family and friends. Tickets cost £12 and will be on sale soon.

Secure your place

We want this event to be a sell-out, so please help us fill the room and create an amazing atmosphere by inviting your family and friends. Tickets cost £12 and will be on sale from 19th October.