You might see me compering stand up comedy clubs, or performing in character as Danny Pensive.
I’m a member of Comedysportz, Manchesters long-running improv team. I’ve performed in hundreds of comedy clubs and theatres. Since the beginning of 2020 as the pandemic affected live arts, I’ve appeared in over fifty online shows and co-facilitated online workshops. I also deliver presentation skills training around UK.
Presentation skills training
Since 2016 I’ve delivered presentation skills training for Google’s Digital Garage, Power to Change, The Locality Conference, The Business Growth Hub, Avecto Cyber Security, and many others. These sessions use humour and interactivity to unlock creativity and build confidence, they are now online.
While comedy clubs have been closed, I’ve been producing a comic strip diary called Distance. It’s given me a voice at a time when I can’t be on stage. It was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August 2020. You can buy it here!
Comedysportz were early adopters of putting shows online, and we now do two shows per week, streamed live on Youtube. Doing stand online can be really tough, but improv shows work very well, taking suggestions from the audience in the text chat. These shows really show what can be done online with a great, experimenting and having fun doing it.