Joke Writing For Beginners with Anshita Koul and Erin Crouch

Saturday 13. April at 14:00 - 17:00

Rainbow Center • 19 rue St Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Do people say you’re funny? Do you want to bring some LOLs to the weekly team meeting? Maybe you have something to say but just can’t work out how to make it easier for audiences to take away.

However you look at it, humour is a great tool for engaging audiences and speaking your truth.
And the great thing is that it is a skill that can be learned.
This workshop, which is taught by professional comedians Erin Crouch and Anshita Koul, has been selling out for the past two years. It helps set people on the right foot to begin their comedy journey.

In this workshop, which is open to feminists of any gender, you will:

  • explore the basics of joke writing;
  • create your first written jokes;
  • fine tune that material through working with others;
  • learn new ways to generate fresh punchlines and time their delivery.

There will be an opportunity to perform the jokes you develop during this workshop at an open mic the same day. The open mic will be hosted at Le Croque Bedaine, Avenue des Bois, Limpertsberg, at 18:00. You are welcome to invite people to attend the open mic, which is free of charge.

About the instructors:

Erin Crouch is an American comedian who lives in Germany, where she produces monthly shows on two US military bases. She recently opened for Netflix comedians April Macie (USA) and Enissa Amani (Germany) and Billy Wayne Davis (Last Comic Standing, WTF with Marc Maron, Just for Laughs). She has hosted and featured at Boom Chicago Amsterdam (2021) Utrecht International Comedy Festival (2022) and Summer Comedy Marathon festival in Ohrid, N. Macedonia (2023). She was longlisted for the Funny Women Awards 2023 and teaches stand-up classes for teens and adults at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Playhouse and beyond. She also co-produces Festrogen, the annual women's comedy festival in Luxembourg.


Anshita Koul is a Berlin based, internationally touring standup comedian from India. They are also the co-founder of Clit Comedy Club .When she is not touring, she is performing, hosting and producing two monthly comedy shows in Berlin namely Comedy Bazaar Berlin and Word On The Street. They also teach virtual and in-person joke writing workshops for individuals and organizations. Anshita made her debut in the standup world from the Indian reality TV show Queens of Comedy in 2017 and they were also seen opening the Funny Women Stage Awards 2022 in the UK, as the only comedian from Europe who made it to the finals. Anshita is currently on tour with their solo hour LITTLE TOO MUCH that they were recently invited to perform at Copenhagen Pride Stage and that also get a press mention in The Leipzig Glocal

This workshop is part of Festrogen, a women-centric, multi-part comedy festival hosted in Luxembourg.

If you are neurodivergent and considering comedy but have questions about the set up of workshops or shows, please reach out.
We also offer discounts to our show tickets for students and people on a low-income and we have a few scholarship places on our workshops. In either case, email us at [email protected]
Festrogen Festival is organised with the generous support of our partners: the Ville de Luxembourg, Culture Ministry, Qosqo, Le Croque Bedaine, Rosa Letzebuerg, the Rainbow Center, Girls in Tech and Mind Tree Coaching.

Rainbow Center • 19 rue St Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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