What they say


Our Silver Comedy work has recently been featured on BBC Breakfast and Woman’s Hour. Follow these links to our other media coverage:

Age UK – Is laughter the best medicine?

Nesta – Ageing Innovators

Inside Housing – Laughter is the best medicine

The Independent On Sunday article on the Silver Stand Up Of The Year heats and finals

Guardian article on our Silver Stand Up Of The Year Competition

Guardian article on our project The Queen’s Visit

The Old Uns Are The Best – Chortle interview about our Silver Stand Up Awards



Filmed feedback: Age of Romance Project 
Residents and staff from Advantage, Your Housing Group

“When you walk in to the room it’s like a ray of sunshine that beams right through our bodies.”
Harry – resident of Central & CeciHousing Trust

“The Silver Comedy workshop with our residents was excellent. The comedians were able to quickly build a rapport with participants. Everyone felt comfortable and the laughter was soon flowing around the hall.”
Chinedum Ukachuku, Regeneration Co-ordinator, Hyde Plus, Hyde Housing Group

“Silver Comedy have undertaken improvisational story telling sessions for our residents and service users, including two very popular intergenerational workshops which generated a lot of fun and laughter. The feedback we got from participants at these comedy sessions was highly complementary. The quality of their training is excellent and we are very keen to continue working with them in the future.”
Chris Robinson, Director of Fundraising & Communications, Central & Cecil Housing Trust

“This is a fun and pleasant occasion – they speak with all individuals, most of us were shy but they are so charming, made us feel utterly at ease.”
Irene – Service User, Haringey

“I was really looking forward to the ‘Silver Comedy’ workshop last Wednesday.  I was able to laugh and forget all the problems for a little while.”
RS – a carer from Open Age’s “Time For Me” project

“Silver Comedy encouraged me to have a go – and it was great!”
Lesley – Silver Comedy sketch writing course participant, Capital Age Festival

“It’s been very refreshing working with an innovative group of people committed to promoting the wellbeing of older people. Great at partnership and great at making work fun!”
Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer Interprofessional Learning & Teaching Fellow Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Middlesex University

“Wow… Wow… what an amazing experience. Both Chris and George are very person-focused and professional: willing to listen and take on suggestions and ideas from others; very creative and imaginative – making something out of nothing. Great working with you both.”
Sonia Gardner – Team Manager, Adult Social Care Services, LB Haringey

“Capital Age Festival engaged Silver Comedy to work with ten older volunteer participants from across London to produce comedy sketch podcasts, recorded in front of a live audience at City Hall, London as part of Capital Age Festival: The Winter Gathering 2010. This was a highly successful project and the performance received rapturous applause from a very enthusiastic audience. The quality of training was outstanding and extremely professional. We therefore had no hesitation in re-engaging Silver Comedy to undertake further work for our annual summer event along the south bank of the Thames river.”
Paul Margrave, Artistic & Operational Director, Capital Age Festival

“Very impressed – genuine, caring, respectful and sensitive.”
Stella – Service User, Haringey

“Working with a like minded group on a common enterprise, sparking off ideas between you, the delight in developing your own comic ideas within a disciplined framework, the value of the group’s response to and suggestions for the improvement of your work, the pleasure of performing, the shared laughter in the group and the personal reward of making others laugh, all under the inspired and facilitating teaching of Chris Head. “The play’s the thing…” In essence that’s what the course was – extended play, back to all the fun and exuberance of childhood. Not a workshop but a playshop, a ten week playdate with playmates.”
Boris – Silver Comedy sketch writing course participant, Capital Age Festival

“I am really impressed with the way they interacted with our client group in a very non-patronising and non-judgemental way.”
Joyce Levy – Day Service Officer, Adult Social Care Services, LB Haringey