Brian West (AKA comedy writer Brian Luff) won the award for Best Web/TV Series at the Lisbon Film Festival in May 2020. He has been running comedy writing courses since 2002 and co-wrote and co-produced Channel 4 and MTV’s cult late night comedy series Pets. Brian has worked as a senior producer for the BBC’s digital comedy team and for 6 years hosted Sketch Club at the world famous Downstairs at the Kings Head comedy club in London.
Brian has worked on dozens of comedy shows on the Edinburgh Fringe and was a commissioned writer on Simon Pegg’s TV sketch series “We Know Where You Live”. His comedy podcasts have been downloaded over 11 million times. Brian is a published author and has been a visiting lecturer on the BA scriptwriting courses at London South Bank University and Bournemouth University. He wrote and directed the short animated comedy film Aristaeus, which was an award-winner at the London Short Series Festival 2019 and his animated series The Milton Milton Show was screened at the Harrogate Film Festival in March 2020.
Brian’s workshops are fun. He doesn’t just teach theory. He has earned his living in the comedy industry and enjoys passing on his knowledge, experience and skills to budding writers and performers. With Brian Luff’s workshops and courses you get real-world, practical advice on how to break into the comedy industry.