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The complete guide to making your writing funnier.  Brand new book available soon.

SITCOM GEEKS - THE PODCAST...

Join me and James Cary every fortnight as we discuss everything you need to know about writing sitcom - and tons more... comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/

...EXCITING NEW COURSES FOR 2018 - WRITING TOPICAL SKETCHES, WRITING SITCOM, STAND-UP,  FUNNY UP YOUR NOVEL, FUNNY UP YOUR SCREENPLAY

http://davecohen.org.uk/content/making-living-writing-comedy

"Anyone can write, me show you how write gooder."

 

Writer, comedian, Perrier nominee in a previous century, founder member of the Comedy Store Players - in the 1980s I was an averagely successful stand-up comedian. Hey, let's not be over-modest here - Britain's Most Averagely Successful stand-up comedian. 

In recent years I've written for Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and as a comic songwriter, co-creating the Radio 4 hit 15 Minute Musical and writing loads of songs for the hit BBC Childrens' Show Horrible Histories (see link Doh Re Me) also for the ITV topical comedy show 'Newzoids'. 'Horrible Histories' was named Best Comedy by Childrens' BAFTAS 2010 and 2011, and Best Sketch Show two years running at the British Comedy Awards. And was nominated AGAIN at the 2014 British Comedy Awards. Here's a song about Charles II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA5abHKvUBQ

These days I also teach, script read, blog and podcast about comedy.

Shift your gaze rightwards for my me-nu.

In 2013 I writed a book...

Order From Amazon UK  Click here to buy How To Be Averagely Successful At Comedy

"a gag-packed insight into the inner workings of the comedy world... Go out and bloody well buy the whole book" Bruce Dessau Beyond The Joke 

"An engrossing, entertaining read...there are precious few books... explaining exactly what it's like and what it takes to do the job. Step forward Dave Cohen...not just a book for potential performers, but also for those who have an interest in how comedy is put together and the personalities of those who do it. Yet the book is also full of useful advice won from sometimes hard personal experience...Cohen writes in a natural, easy style, conveying plenty insight and information as he succinctly tells things as they are – at least in his well-judged opinion. And as an averagely successful comedian, that’s an opinion worth hearing."  Steve Bennett, Chortle

"seek out a copy, take it into a quiet corner and devour it." James Cary, Sitcom Geek

...latest... HORRIBLE HISTORIES RETURNS TO CBBC January 2018...  now up to EIGHT Baftas... HAVE I GOT NEWS wins lifetime achievement...  ... BCG PODCASTS BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE... ebook of How To Be Averagely Successful At Comedy launched... latest... Horrible Histories The Movie coming soon... 15 Minute Musicals return to BBC Radio 4 Christmas 2017 615pm