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6 week comedy writing course

“I attended your writing workshop and recently co-wrote BBC1 sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share. I got loads of useful tips, tools and motivation from your workshop.” Tim Reid.

Brian Luff’s acclaimed comedy courses and workshops set out a number of successful formulae and powerful tools for writing comedy, passing on numerous techniques that Brian has developed writing for fringe, television, radio and digital. Learn how the pros use repetition, callback, reversal and other tricks of the trade to make the audience laugh. No previous experience necessary.

  • You’ll get a thorough understanding of the techniques used by comedy writers.
  • It’ll be an opportunity to have your scripts workshopped, discussed and critiqued.
  • You’ll receive invaluable tips on how to pitch your scripts and ideas to producers and editors.
  • You’ll have a chance to network and collaborate with other budding writers.

Attendees work together to brainstorm and script comedy routines and sketches. There will also be some time spent looking at scriptwriting for stand-up and the structure of sitcom. You’ll learn about agents, commissioning editors and development producers and get some invaluable tips on how to get your scripts onto their desks. After the course, you also have the option to take part in a Think Funny showcase event

These courses are great fun. Brian doesn’t just teach theory – he passes on tried and tested skills and offers sound, hands-on advice based on many years working in the industry. Think Funny workshops are recommended by the British Society of Comedy Writers and have featured in documentaries on BBC3 and ITV1. If you’re serious about writing comedy this is one of the best workshops in the business.

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Forthcoming courses

The next Think Funny comedy writing course with Brian Luff will run on six consecutive Saturday afternoons, in Autumn 2017, at the magnificent Grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall (pictured) in Crouch End. 10 places maximum. Inclusive fee will be £219 for 6 workshops. Keep an eye on this web site for booking details and dates.

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New Comedy Writing Course

Comedy workshops, courses & events

dunnhumby03Book now for this 6 week comedy writing course with television scriptwriter Brian Luff. The course teaches powerful, tried and tested tools for writing comedy. Learn how the pros use repetition, callback, reversal and other big hitting tricks of the trade to make the audience laugh. Former students include Edinburgh Comedy award winners Nick Helm and Imran Yusuf.

Course leader Brian Luff has run hundreds of writing workshops over the last 10 years. He’s written for comedy shows on ITV and Channel 5 and he co-created a cult late night comedy series for Channel 4 and MTV. He’s also worked as a senior producer for the BBC’s online comedy unit and has worked on over 500 comedy shows on the London and Edinburgh Fringe. Brian’s weekly fringe show Sketch Club helped to showcase the talents of numerous emerging TV writer/performers including Channel Four′s Cardinal Burns, Joe Wilkinson and Perrier Award winner Laura Solon.

Attendees work together to brainstorm and script short comedy routines and sketches. During the course you’ll also learn about agents, commissioning editors and development producers and get invaluable tips on how to get your scripts onto their desks. If you’re serious about writing comedy this is one of the best workshops in the business.

Brian’s next course runs on six consecutive Saturday afternoons at the magnificent Grade II listed Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End.

Dates:
14th May to 18th June 2016.
Times:
1.30pm to 5.oopm.
Venue:
Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre,
The Broadway,
London N8 9JJ  see map

Inclusive fee is £219 for 6 workshops. Book a place with PayPal securely online using the link below.

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Disabled access on request. Cafe on site. Street parking available. Nearest Tube Finsbury Park (Victoria Line/Piccadilly Line). Kings Cross 10 mins. Take W3 bus from Finsbury Park (Wells Terrace) to Crouch End Broadway (10 mins).

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