Joan Rivers once said, “Comedy is learning to be funny, and you learn to be funny in small rooms with young audiences.” Which is exactly what the younger generation of Cardiff did last week.
The Cardiff Comedy Festival - Youth Workshops was about finding young people (primarily 14-19 year olds) with the natural ability to make others laugh, and helping them improve their presentation and language skills. The workshops ran last week and were held at the iconic Cardiff Central Library, leading to performing at 'The Big Gig', which was on held last Saturday 26th July.
Conducted by comedians Scott Fitzgerald, Matt Price, Johnny Disco and Matt Drayton who have supported comedians such as Ardal O'Hanlon and performed at prestigious shows including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Within the workshops the team helped the teens develop material and writing, stage craft, turpitude and interaction. Many of the skills the comics were conveying are important to all teenagers, but especially to those in foster care who may have lack of confidence or those who are looking for an outlet to express their experiences.
As sponsors of the event, FCC would like to thank The Cardiff Comedy Festival, Cardiff Central Library and of course the very talented, and quite frankly hilarious, performers.