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

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

“People say you can't analyse comedy. They're wrong, they mean they can't. Dave Cohen can.” Gary Delaney
AVAILABLE NOW
£6.99 on Kindle. Print £9.99 
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COMEDY WRITING COURSES
FEB/MARCH 2019

HERE ARE SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM MY NOVEMBER 2018 CLASSES:


“Such an inspiring class. I really enjoyed being put with other people in the class to brainstorm ideas for shows. I rarely get to be creative in groups like that, so it was a real pleasure to be able to bounce ideas around with other people especially as it was comedy-based, which meant I was laughing and smiling throughout the exercises. Would recommend the classes 100%!” Marcus Barnes


“I thought your classes were informative, fun and covered exactly what I hoped they would. I would definitely be interested in more classes and without a doubt would recommend your classes to all aspiring comedians and script writers.” Carly Freedman


“I liked how down to earth and welcoming you were in the classes.  I felt you tried to involve everyone, regardless of their ability (as a fairly shy person this really helped me).  I was apprehensive about the group writing activities after only ever writing alone but was surprised how much I got out of them.  It was nice to discuss ideas with like-minded people and it's made me want to do more of it in the future.” Martin Bickle


“I particularly enjoyed thinking about and discussing what made a memorable character – hearing other people’s thoughts and meeting the other members of the class was really great.” Jane McCutcheon


It was spot on for me. Have already recommended it to a couple of friends & work colleagues.” John Sandy

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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/ 
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COMING IN 2019...HORRIBLE HISTORIES... THE MOVIE

Yes we can finally tell you that Richie Webb and I have written the songs for the BRAND NEW HORRIBLE HISTORIES MOVIE which will be A HOOT 

HORRIBLE HISTORIES TV SERIES 8

Also happening next year, on CBBC as ever.

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...