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Published on 21 February 2011 03:30 PM

The Gwanwyn Festival from Age Cymru and the Cardiff Comedy Festival are joining forces to find the country’s funniest over 50s.

We are offering Wales’ wittiest older comedians a chance to take part in a stand-up workshop.

Side-splitting seniors who shine at the workshop will also perform at a comedy showcase gig in May as part of the Gwanwyn Festival.

Gwanwyn Coordinator Phil Thomas explains:

“Everyone knows an older person who is funny – maybe it’s your husband, your wife, your mother, father, uncle or aunt – it could be your neighbour or someone else in your local community.

“Why not have a chat with them and see if you can get their permission to put their name forward and enter our search for Wales’ funniest over 50?

“You may even fancy yourself as the next Rhod Gilbert or John Bishop - have you really got what it takes to get them rolling in the aisles?

“If so we want to hear from you.

“Contact us today to find out how you can take part in our special over 50s stand-up comedy workshop and gig.”

The Cardiff Comedy Festival is organising the stand-up workshop and comedy showcase for the Gwanwyn Festival.

Scott Fitzgerald from the Cardiff Comedy Festival says:

“The stand-up workshop is being run by a professional comedian who will teach our group the basics of stand-up comedy.

“The funniest performers we find at the workshop will then be invited to take part in our special Gwanwyn Festival comedy showcase.

“There’ll also be a chance for the best stand-ups we find to appear on the bill at the Cardiff Comedy Festival over the summer.

“This is a unique chance for older people to try something different and to learn how to deliver a successful side-splitting, stand-up comedy routine.

“So if you’re a funny over 50 or you know someone who is a funny over 50, get in touch with the Gwanwyn Festival today and find out how to join our workshop.” 

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444