“I thought I’d write to tell you how much I’m enjoying the comedy course. I’m finding it to have great energy and your feedback on my work, and that of others, to be really useful and informative in terms of what worked/didn’t work and other ways to do it. You keep it all so positive and you have created a safe space to experiment and fail. The pace of the course is just right – we cover a lot of ground but without rushing and you put concepts into clear examples that are easy to grasp. It’s really good to be working in pairs/groups and learn to write with other people with their ideas and opinions. The two hours really zips along and I feel energised and excited at the end of it.” Esther McWatters, 19 June 2021.
“Writing to say how much I enjoyed this course. So brilliantly put together and well-paced, with the right balance of challenges thrown in. I really feel like I have stretched myself, learnt loads and had a good time along the way. I have already recommended it to many of my comedy loving friends.” Hannah Smith, 10 July 2021
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful course. I’ve loved every second and I’m sad that I won’t get to log in again next week for some more comedy wisdom and laughter! You’re both amazing and I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to start using all the knowledge I’ve gained and do some more writing”. Ceris Hine, May 2021
“I just wanted to thank you for the brilliant course over the past six weeks. I’ve done a couple of similar ones over the years but yours was on another level. Your approach to the mechanics of it all made so much sense to the group. It all clicked with me in a way that it hasn’t before and that’s down to the way you explain things, the years of first-hand experience you’ve had and the fact that you made it all so much fun. Thank you so much.”
Carl Wheatley, 27 March 2021
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Think Funny course on Zoom. It was great to learn so many techniques and experiment with different styles. I absolutely feel that the things I learned on the course will help me an unbelievable amount in the future. The course filled me with the confidence to pursue the world of comedy writing.”
James Percy, 31 May 2020.
I wanted to say thank you for an amazing course. It really inspired me and gave me the confidence to try new techniques in my writing. I thought the delivery of the course was great, setting short time scales for writing tasks so that overthinking wasn’t an issue. I would definitely recommend to any aspiring comedy writers.” Laura White
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the last 6 weeks. I loved it all. I will definitely send sketches to Newsjack when it is next on. Thanks for bringing out the best in all of us and finding our strengths to focus on. It was very supportive and encouraging but above all, inspirational (also cheaper than my therapist charges)” Uttom Chowdhury
“Just back from only my second gig, The Massive Comedy Gong Show at The Shack in Edinburgh, which I WON! I would never have done it without Think Funny!” Cameron Bell
“The students really enjoyed it (and so did I!)” Dr. Karlien Van Den Beukel, Course Director, Creative Writing, London South Bank University.
“Just wanted to thank you for the sketch workshop at the weekend. It was brilliant! I could sit doing comedy workshops every Saturday if I had my way. I found it really inspiring and Brian’s a great teacher.” Lee Brace
I would write a hilarious tweet @ you – but I’ve only got room to say thanks very much for a great workshop today. Jo Wallace, Regional Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi.
“I attended your sketch writing workshop and a few years later I co-wrote BBC One sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share. I’m working on a couple of new sitcoms now and wanted to get in touch to say thanks – I got loads of useful tips, tools and motivation from your workshop.” Tim Reid
“My friend and I attended a sketch writing course run by Brian West and Georgina Sowerby. Almost 2 years on, we are taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!” Cameron Anderson
“Working with Think Funny was informative, fun and very challenging! The Skype-based learning worked well – good to run over content and then have time to digest it and prepare for the next session a week or two later. How Brian got me actually doing 7 minutes stand-up at a real comedy club I’ll never know – the man’s a genius! I still can’t quite believe I got laughs from a room full of real punters. Getting under the skin of comedy writing was a revelation to me. Think Funny was the kick up the backside I needed. It was genuinely one of the best things I’ve ever done and I will remember the experience for the rest of my life.” James Pavey
“Just wanted to say thank you to you guys for the workshop today. I know so much more and feel like I really can make a go of this now. You’ve lit a fire under my arse and I like it!” Ed Hall
“A sublime lecture.” Phil Mathews, Senior Tutor, BA Scriptwriting, Bournemouth University.
“Keith Lindsay is a living, breathing, sitcom encyclopaedia. His years of experience and step by step approach make for fascinating comedy workshops. He’s the real deal. If you want to write a sitcom, go on this course.” Sally Nettleton
“I learnt a lot from the day. It helped me learn the basics of how to write sketches, in preparation for the day people in TV land would want to see them.” Imran Yusuf, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee
“Working with the tutors at Think Funny comedy workshops helped me to find the confidence to get on stage and make people laugh. They fully understand the fear a novice stand-up faces and are able to successfully nurture a raw talent.” Lisa Marks
“Insightful, educational, and very funny. Think Funny’s comedy workshops are like mixing Q.I. with Only Fools and Horses. Highly recommended.” Simon Robinson, Creative Director WCRS & Co (Advertising).
“A very inspiring workshop. I’ve already submitted some radio sketches, and Andy and I are now planning to write a fringe show.” Jill