Matthew McCarthy from Stockport is recovering form a brain tumour and is doing stand up to raise money for The Christie - he calls his act the tumour on tour...

Sarah Morgan is from Wigan and as part of her act plays an accordion. She tries her jokes out on passengers on a train and if they laugh she'll think about including it in her act.

Sarah Morgan from Wigan Credit: ITV Granada

The classes are running at The Frog & Bucket for six weeks and the course culminates with a showcase event on 21st February.