Sun, 01 Nov | Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant

Laugh Lines - Comedy Writing & Development workshop

Want to join the rapidly growing Northern Rivers Comedy Scene but don't know where to start?!
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Laugh Lines - Comedy Writing & Development workshop

Time & Location

01 Nov 2020, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Lismore Gateway Motel & Restaurant, 99 Ballina Rd, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

About the Event

Are you interested in performing as part of the thriving Northern Rivers Comedy scene? Don't know where to start?!   

Do you need inspiration to write new jokes or support to refine your set?  Comedy can be one of the most rewarding but downright scariest activities you will ever do. Getting on stage is scary.   

What if no-one laughs? What if you bomb?  

But.... What if you're hilarious?! What if people hang on every word you say?! What if the whole room doubles over in laughter?  

It can be the best feeling in the world to win a room full of people over with jokes. It's addictive.  

This small group workshop will help you learn the craft of joke writing and development, as well as help you work through your personal blockers that prevent you from confidently hitting the stage.  

Vanessa Larry Mitchell (Larry Laughs Loud) has been delivering a range of training and development workshops for over 15 years. Combining her facilitation & public speaking skills with her love for comedy, this workshop is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.... and help perfect your gags & get them ready for the stage!  

Sunday 1st Nov 9am - 3.30pm 

Cost: $120pp  

Venue: Lismore Community Gateway

Bookings email:  

Enquiries: 0413558200   

** Discounts available for people who have attended the 'Loud & Proud ~ Speaking Publicly with Confidence' workshop or would like to purchase tickets to both.

** Limited to 12 participants 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018:

A NEW comedy production is set to have Northern Rivers audiences laughing in the aisles. Larry Laughs Loud is the latest production from local comedian, Vanessa Larry Mitchell, who will be touring her show througout the area and beyond. Mitchell's comedy career was launched after she attended Mandy Nolan's comedy writing workshop in 2015. "I had no idea where the journey would take me" Mitchell said. Having attended the course for 'a bit of fun', Mitchell descovered that she enjoyed telling stories and potentially risky jokes to rooms full of people. After performing regularly in open mic nights in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and the Gold Coast, Mitchell found it difficult to balance the travel outside the local area with her full-time day job and being a mum, so she decided to set up an open mic room at he Rous hotel in Lismore. An instant success, Larry Laughs Loud is now a regular monthly gig at the hotel and the Lismore Workers Club, the Deck and Lounge at SCU, Yamba Recreation and Bowling Club, and performances are planned for Alstonville, Nimbin and Evans Head. Mandy Nolan, a veteran to the Australian comedy scene, describes Mitchell as 'A refreshingly natural voice; sassy and confident'. Mitchell said Larry Laughs Loud is about giving new and emerging comics a space to develop their skills on stage in a safe and supportive environment, as well as bringing experienced talent to the region. 'We are generating loads of interest and support from people wanting to have a go on the stage a well as our rapidly growing audiences' she said, "I am particularly passionate about increasing female representation in comedy and supporting women to build confidence, to embrace their own style of humour, in a heavy male dominated industry".


23rd August, 2018

Yamba is about to go wild for Comedy; Daily examiner


The newest stand up comedy club in Northern NSW!


Ready for a night you’ll never forget? Come along to one of Larry Laughs Loud's stand up comedy events— we promise you a great night full of hilarious entertainment, cosy venues & complete randomness!


Larry Laughs Loud provides regular opportunities for novice comedians to develop their stage skills & perfect their sets, as well as bringing experienced comedians to the Northern Rivers Region. Whether you’re going out with your friends or that special someone, our fun atmosphere and good vibes guarantee you’ll have a fantastic evening.


Need an MC, entertainer or would like to host your own event? We have performers to suit all genres and budgets, so get in touch!