Scriptless Standup: a comedy workshop with resident Sean Morley

Scriptless Standup: a comedy workshop with resident Sean Morley

Sunday 21st Aug | 2-6pm

Scriptless Standup is a workshop for devised and improvised comedy performance delivered by BSA comedian in residence Sean Morley. The workshop is open to anybody with an interest in developing their standup, and will teach the skills needed to abandon your ideas in the moment and go with what’s funny, interesting or dramatic to create a dynamic relationship between the performer and audience.

Sean was booked to perform in a pub full of racists watching Sky Sports. Instead of doing his set and being either ignored/ jeered, he began shouting at the top of his lungs and stealing cutlery. It was the greatest creative decision of his life. Now his self confidence is boundless and he wants to create an army in his image. As he notes,

‘Very few comedians arrive at the mic without knowing exactly what they’re going to say and in what order. In a way, stand-up has become more like monologues and the pretence that the performer is in a dialogue with the audience has pretty much been discarded.’

Scriptless Standup itinerary:

  • Dealing With Humans: Terrible People & How To Be Their Friend

  • Resolutions: How To Tie Up These Loose Ends

  • Spontaneous Generation: It’s OK To Just Go With Your First Idea

  • Demeanour – A Friendly Idiot Can Get Away With Almost Anything

  • Pathetic Fallacy: Bad Things Are Actually Good

There is no set cost for the workshop and you can pay whatever you like. Spaces are strictly limited to 12 and must be booked in advance. You can do this by emailing Sean directly at

Some stuff about Sean

  • Current Semi-Finalist BBC New Comedy Awards 2016
  • Semi-Finalist BBC New Comedy Awards 2015
  • “One to watch” – The Scotsman
  • “I laughed like a banshee. It was one of those kind of acts where you didn’t know where it was going to go and then it suddenly ended and you wanted more” Jocelyn Esien (Little Miss Jocelyn/Three Non Blondes)
  • “His bizarre parallels of surrealism and sharp wit create a unique brand of comedy that draws a packed out room of punters” – Forge Press
  • “Setting the bar for alternative comedy” – Sheffield Culture Guide

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