If you’re interested in collaborating, sketch writing and performance, then this is the course for you.

Our Comedy Lab Sketch group is perfect starting point for comedians who want to write and perform collaboratively. In our six-week online sessions, you’ll have the chance to write your own sketches, perform in sketches written by others and create ideas with other comics. Join all sessions or just the ones that are right for you.

All workshops led by Fran Bushe.

We have a number of full bursaries available to cover the cost for anyone unemployed or claiming Universal Credit or other benefits at the moment. Please email dimple@sohotheatre.com if you’d like to make a bursary request.



1- Generating ideas from scratch – Sat 14 Nov

2- Developing and re-drafting ideas (Participants are welcome to bring a 1 line pitch or 1-2 pages of material)  – Sat 21 Nov

3- Creating and building characters -Sat 28 Nov

4- Creating comedy songs – Sat 5 Dec

5- Using technical elements in Sketch, with guest Lee Griffiths (To make the most of this workshop, participants will need QLab software) – Sat 12 Dec

6- Creating sketches for online platforms – Sat 19 Dec


This is an online event. Bookers will be emailed on a link to the workshop one hour  in advance of their session.




Fran Bushe is an award-winning comedian, writer and performer. She has had sold-out runs at ​Soho Theatre​, ​The Roundhouse​ and she has been a resident artist at ​Pleasance Theatre, Arts Depot ​and​ Theatre Deli. The Diary of My Broken Vagina has just been released by Channel 4 as a Comedy Blap.
Fran is a writer for Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show Laughing at Salad and her play ​Alive Day​ is published in ​20 Short Plays with Big Roles for Women (Routledge Books). She has written features for The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Metro and been a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

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