Jenny Roche

Jenny Roche


I’ve over 20 years successful experience of writing comedy material for radio, TV, theatre and performance and drama for radio and theatre. Publication credits include fiction for children and adults and news and feature articles for newspapers and magazines I’ve taught courses in comedy writing, scriptwriting and freelance journalism at the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester and for Liverpool Libraries and other organisations and have taught on residential comedy writing courses for Arvon and North Cornwall Arts. I’ve also run writing workshops and given talks on writing and am a home study writing tutor with Writing Magazine. I broadcast a short monthly ‘Reading and Writing on the Radio’ spot on the All Across The Arts show on Crescent Community Radio, Rochdale Please see my website for full details.




Comedy; Drama; Non Fiction; Fiction

Publications & Performance History

WRITING CREDITS TV include The Brian Conley Show-topical jokes (2000) – The 11 O’Clock Show-topical jokes (2000) – Giggly Bitz-children’s TV sketch and jokes show (2000) – The Jacques Vermiere Show-Belgium TV sketch show (1999) – Happyness-German TV sketch show (1997) – Friday Zone-BBC Children’s sketch and jokes show (1996-97) – Clec-x – S4C TV topical sketch show (1996) –

No Limit Radio – Salford Shorts short radio drama (2007) – Watson’s Wind-up?BBC Radio Scotland sketch show (2006) – Ken Dodd’s Sunday Comic-Radio Merseyside (1998) – – The News Huddlines-Radio 2 sketch show (1992-96) Theatre – Treason Brighton based topical comedy revue show (2010) – News Revue-London based topical comedy revue show (1992-96, 2007, 2010)

Sitcom Shorts-Staged 15 mins. sitcom at John Thaw Theatre, Manchester (2009) – Script in hand reading of play section as part of Oldham Coliseum Literary Festival (2006) – C.O.M.I.C Revue Show (1995) – ‘Coming Out’ full length play-Unity Theatre, Liverpool (1994) and Hope University Theatre (1995) Other credits – Childsplay film script shortlisted for Underwire/Euroscript Competition (2013) -Runner-up ‘Peter Pook Humorous Novel’ competition (1997) – Shortlisted for writing team – ‘Valentine’ sitcom with comedian Ricky Grover (1995)

Book Publication – Get Your Act Together: Writing a Stand-up Comedy Routine (John Hunt Publishing) (2014) – Teach Yourself Comedy Writing (Hodder & Stoughton) (1999)

Feature articles – Writers News/Writing magazine (1991- currently) – Up Country (2001- 2009) – Internet Genealogy (2006-07) – Linedancer magazine (2000-2006) – Epoch (young lifestyle mag) (1997) – Union (lifestyle mag) (1996) – Reverb magazine (local entertainment mag) (1995) 

Syndicated articles to America and Europe (1995) News articles – Writers News (currently) – The Stage (1996) – Country News (1995-96) – Web – WCities (2008) Tourist guide website -Community Spirit  Family History content for National Archives project website 2004


Workshop & Reading Experience

Comedy Writing and Freelance Journalism Workshops – Pop-up Shop, Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival (2014) – Freelance Journalism and Comedy Writing Workshops  Calderdale Writers Roadshow (2010) – Sitcom Writing Workshop  Ormskirk Writers Comedy Writing Day (2003) – Comedy Writing for Women – Liverpool Libraries (1995) Manchester (1994)


Jonathan Telfer, Editor, Warner’s Group Publications plc, 5th Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD Bernadette Young, Creative Writing Courses, Warner’s Group Publications plc, 5th Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JD Norman Warwick, All Across The Arts, 19 Kirkstall Ave, Heywood, Rochdale OL10 4UT

Group size preference

Maximum 20

Group age preference

16yrs +

Working languages


Area prepared to travel

Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire