John explained on how deaf culture evolved through the years with Deaf schools closing down and more deaf people going to mainstream schools. Further, more deaf people having cochlear implants.
Later, the deaf young participants signed of their experiences at mainstream schools and told of funny moments happening during their school times.
In the afternoon, John introduced Deaf comedy and he drew his inspirations from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Tommy Copper and Benny Hill among others. He distinguished different comedy types such as black humour, slapstick and so on.
Four deaf young people had a go as budding comedians with John watching. We all cheered the four on!
At the end, John Smith did comedy sketches with his old hearing aid and he had us all laughing with tears in our eyes! We all giggled and marvelled at his visual comedy skills.