Welcome to Writing, Performing & Selling Comedy – a comprehensive online course, featuring tried and tested tips, tools and strategies for creating comedy material, then getting it onto the desks of the right people.
In this course we’ll take you through many of the key formula that make comedy writers successful. We’ll set out a number of tried and tested “tools” for comedy writers, and pass on many techniques developed during years writing for fringe theatre, television and digital. We’ll show you how professional writers use repetition, callback, reversal, substitution, deconstruction and other powerful writing techniques to make the audience laugh. The course covers writing for sketch shows, sitcom, and there’s a module on writing and performing stand-up comedy.