Former Think Funny student Imran Yusuf was recently nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards – previous winners in that category include Harry Hill, Tim Minchin and The Mighty Boosh. Want to follow in Imran’s footsteps? Think Funny host lively comedy writing workshops, presentations, team building events and distance learning sessions for people who are serious about writing and performing comedy.
Just in from former student James Pavey: “Genuinely one of the best things I’ve ever done. I will remember the experience for the rest of my life.” Recent feedback from former student Cameron Bell: “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 the Skype sessions with Think Funny!”
The tutors and consultants for our comedy writing workshops are not stuffy academics, they earn their living in the comedy business – our team includes performers who have appeared in hundreds of shows on the London comedy circuit and Edinburgh Fringe, BBC scriptwriters with dozens of network credits, and Channel 4 producers who have created and written cult comedy shows. These people don’t teach theory – they offer sound, hands-on advice based on many years working in the industry. Our comedy writing workshops are recommended by the British Society of Comedy Writers and have featured in documentaries on BBC3 and ITV1.
We also present specialised lectures on comedy to the BA scriptwriting courses at London South Bank University, Leicester De Montfort University and Bournemouth University. Our acclaimed fringe show Sketch Club has helped to showcase the talents of numerous TV writer/performers including Channel 4’s rising comedy stars Cardinal Burns and Perrier Award winner Laura Solon.
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A former student for our comedy writing workshops was Nick Helm. He was recently nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award who’s previous winners include Russell Kane, Al Murray and Steve Coogan. Former students Jannie Jack and Bruce Fumey now run their own comedy clubs in Hampshire and Glasgow. If you’re serious about getting into comedy, our workshops are the best in the business!