Hello, welcome to my Website. I'm Dave Cohen and since 1983 I've been writing, performing and teaching comedy... here's what I'm currently up to:

MY NEW BOOK
THE COMPLETE COMEDY WRITER
ARRIVING APRIL 2019

LEARN COMEDY WRITING... MAKE YOUR SCREENPLAY FUNNIER... MAKE YOUR NOVEL FUNNIER... MAKE YOUR STAND-UP FUNNIER

"A studied assessment of the job and the craft that should spark the little grey cells if you’re serious about entering this vastly oversubscribed profession." CHORTLE ****
"Fabulous book written by someone who knows what he's talking about. Hugely recommended." Simon Wright *****
"I've read a lot of comedy books but this one stands out, packed full of pertinent and up-to-date information." D Stokes *****
WHILE YOU'RE WAITING, HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET MY PREVIOUS BOOK FOR FREE!
 
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COMEDY SCRIPT READING 
Do you have a script that you think is nearly ready to send off? I offer professional script reading services for sitcom, comedy drama and sketches...
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COMEDY WRITING COURSES
NOVEMBER 2019

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SITCOM GEEKS - THE PODCAST     
Join me and James Cary every fortnight (for now) as we discuss everything you need to know about writing sitcom - and tons more... comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/ 
Sign up to Patreon and HELP US CREATE A BRAND NEW SITCOM https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE MOVIE opening 26 JULY... HORRIBLE HISTORIES TV SERIES 8: COMING SOON

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

Shift your gaze rightwards for my me-nu.

...latest... HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE MOVIE coming soon (ish)... HORRIBLE HISTORIES RETURNS TO CBBC January 2018...  now up to EIGHT Baftas... HAVE I GOT NEWS wins lifetime achievement...  15 MINUTE MUSICAL 2 Christmas episodes for the award winning Radio 4 show... SITCOM GEEKS BCG PODCASTS BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE... ebook of How To Be Averagely Successful At Comedy launched... latest...