One-2-One Mentoring


Study comedy writing with a personal 1-2-1 Zoom or Skype link. Think Funny run customised mentoring sessions, tailored to your own projects and based on aims and targets that you set yourself. Genres covered are stand-up, sketch writing, stageplays, screenwriting, entertainment shows and sitcom.

Your mentor is multi-award-winning writer/producer, former senior BBC online comedy editor and Channel 4 comedy scriptwriter Brian West (AKA comedy writer/performer 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 mentoring sessions (for individuals or writing partnerships). Whether you’re planning to develop your stand-up act or want to write 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 live gigs.

Recent Testimonials:

“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 (or with a writing partner) via your Skype or Zoom connection, teaching you the tricks of the trade, setting you writing exercises, and then helping you to analyse and polish your work.

Customised mentoring (3 x 1hr sessions) delivered via live Zoom connection. Dates /times by arrangement. Price £225 for individuals, £300 for writing partnerships.

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