Comedy Writing [1 Day Boot Camp] – London

In association with The Production Village, Brian Luff’s acclaimed comedy writing courses are back at the famous Downstairs at the Kings Head in North London! The oldest comedy club in Britain!

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We know that not everyone can make it to London for 6 weekends in a row, so we are now offering a one day “boot camp” which covers everything we do in our 6 week course in one single intensive 6 hour workshop.

BBC writer Tim Reid says: “I attended one of your comedy writing courses at the Kings Head and soon afterwards I co-wrote the 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.” 

Want to follow in Tim’s footsteps? Brian Luff’s intensive comedy writing course at the Kings Head sets out a number of successful formulae and powerful tools for writing comedy, passing on numerous techniques that Brian has developed writing for fringe, television, radio and digital. While looking at the disciplines of sketch writing, sitcom and stand-up, attendees learn how the pros use repetition, callback, reversal and other tricks of the trade to make the audience laugh. No previous experience necessary.

  • You’ll get a thorough understanding of the techniques used by comedy writers.
  • It’ll be an opportunity to have your comedy scripts workshopped, discussed and critiqued.
  • You’ll receive numerous tips on how to pitch your scripts and ideas to producers.
  • You’ll have a chance to network and collaborate with other budding writers.
  • Attendees work together to brainstorm and script short comedy routines and sketches. Time is also spent looking at scriptwriting for stand-up and the structure of sitcom.
  • You’ll learn about agents, commissioning editors and development producers and get some invaluable tips on how to get your scripts onto their desks.
  • If you’re serious about writing comedy, this is the best course in the business

Brian Luff’s workshops and comedy writing courses have been recommended by the British Society of Comedy Writers and have featured in television documentaries on BBC and ITV. Your tutor has written for sketch shows on ITV and Channel 5 and co-created a cult late night comedy series for Channel 4 and MTV. He has worked as a senior producer and talent scout for the BBC’s online comedy unit and as series producer for the TV series Cosmic Comedy. Brian has also worked on over 500 live comedy shows on the London and Edinburgh Fringe.

Brian Luff’s live fringe show Sketch Club has helped to showcase the talents of numerous emerging TV writer /performers including Cardinal Burns, Rick Edwards, Joe Wilkinson and Perrier Award winner Laura Solon. Former course students include Tom Davis [King Gary, Murder in Successville, Paddington 2], Nick Helm [Uncle, BAFTA nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee], Olivia Lee – [BBBOTS, Balls of Steel], Imran Yusuf [Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee]

Maximum 10 attendees. Venue: Downstairs at the Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA Map

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