Think Funny run acclaimed courses – by live video conferencing and in a well-known comedy club in London. These courses set out a number of successful formulae and powerful tools for writing comedy – passing on techniques that have been developed writing for fringe, television, radio and digital.
We also run fully customised one-2-one sessions, tailored to your own requirements and based on aims and targets that you set yourself. Genres covered are stand-up, sketch writing and sitcom.
The tutor is former senior BBC online comedy producer and Channel 4 comedy scriptwriter Brian West (AKA comedian Brian Luff), who has also appeared numerous times on the Edinburgh Fringe and been a visiting lecturer on the BA scriptwriting course at Bournemouth University.
The sessions are available in blocks of 3 x 1 hour distance learning modules. Whether you’re planning to have a go at stand-up comedy or want to write or develop scripts to submit to production companies, Brian will guide you step by step through your script and help to build your confidence as a writer or performer. He’ll also give you tips about submitting your material to agents and production companies and/or help you to line up your first live gigs.
“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 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 sessions are immensely useful, and all imparted in a very relaxed way. After two sessions I had written a nine minute open mic spot for which the tutor then gave constructive feedback. I’m signing up for another three sessions to help develop my act further!” Cameron Bell.
All our distance learning modules work with tried and tested formulae for writing comedy that works. Learn how the pros use repetition, escalation, callback, reversal and other powerful tools to hook their audience. Wherever you are in the world, Brian will work with you one-to-one via your Skype connection, teaching you the tricks of the trade, setting you writing exercises, and then helping you to analyse and polish your own work.
Customised distance learning (3 x 1hr modules) delivered via live Skype connection, dates /times by arrangement. Price £218.
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