Our Guest on Episode 26 of Business Breakfast TV is Dr. Maggie Irving, Founder at Comedy Matters on “Funny Business.”
Creating comedy is a ‘high stakes’ art form. A failed gag is painful for the comic and audience. Maggie Irving, an expert in comedy writing and performing, believes we can all be purposely amusing. She says: “It’s all about honest self-expression, vulnerability, and an attitude, all blended with some serious comedy writing and performing skills.”
Maggie attained a PhD in becoming a female clown. Seriously. She has successfully taught comedy skills to a diverse range of professionals and performers, in fact, anyone who wants to deliver humorous and engaging talks or build up comedy and communication skills for themselves and their business/life.
For Maggie, humour is ‘social glue’ and the rewards are tenfold and long-lasting. Listen to her dynamic journey into becoming a clown, comedy performer, teacher, and her assertion that anybody can learn and develop their unique comedy voice.