Funny men and women challenged to stand-up for a comedy charity challenge

Every office or factory has a comedian, or so they say. 

Now a charity is giving the workplace funny man or woman a once in a lifetime chance to take the spotlight. 

The Gingerbread Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, is hosting a six week comedy course culminating in a gig in front of a live audience. 

The corporate comedy course has been devised as a novel way to raise much needed funds for the charity which provides support and accommodation for vulnerable homeless men and women. 

Participants must be willing to raise a £250 fee either through sponsorship or donations and be available ion Wednesday evenings starting from October 23. 

Training will be provided by the Liverpool Comedy Trust. 

Andy Bush, Chief Executive of the Gingerbread Centre, said: “We all know someone who is the life and soul of the office party and who secretly dreams of being the next Peter Kay. 

“We are challenging people to put their talent to the test.” 

If you are up for the challenge, please contact the Gingerbread Centre either by email at [email protected] or by telephoning 01782 344740 for an application pack or more information. 

The Liverpool Comedy Trust delivers an annual comedy festival in its home city and is involved in health and education projects where humour is used to break down barriers. 


For media enquires contact Nigel Howle on 0776 29043436 or email [email protected] 

About the Gingerbread Centre: 

The Gingerbread Centre is an independent Charity and Limited Company who have been doing innovative work with to support homeless vulnerable families and lone parent families for over 35 years.

Our main office is based in the Longton area of Stoke-on-Trent but provides support to families across Staffordshire.

Gingerbread provides a range of services including supported homeless accommodation for lone mums and dads, supported accommodation for teenage mums and & support in the community to prevent homelessness. We work closely with other organisations both voluntary and statutory.