John Cooper


You might see me compering stand up comedy clubs, or performing in character as Danny Pensive.

I’ve performed in hundreds of comedy clubs and theatres around the UK. I’m a member of Comedysportz, Manchesters’ long-running improv team. I also deliver skills training around UK.

John Cooper at TEDx Warrington 2022

Speaking at TEDx Warrington

I'm chuffed to bursting to reveal I've been chosen to speak at TEDx Warrington 2022...and it's only a week away! It's such a relief to let the get out of the bag, as I've been sitting on this info and rehearsing for the last two months. Not only that, but this particular inaugural TEDx in Warrington was intended to go ahead in 2020, and we all know what happened there. I submitted my idea in 2019 and then resubmitted again in 2022 when the doors reopened. It's been fascinating watching the other speakers in rehearsals, the diverse topics and of ...
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John Cooper at Google Digital Garage Manchester
John Cooper at Google Digital Garage Manchester

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.

Performing Online

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.