02 Jun 2014

ALL NEW COMEDY WRITING COURSES FOR 2019

Whether you're writing a ten word joke or an 80,000 word novel, IT CAN ALWAYS BE FUNNIER. Let me help you find a way to FUNNY UP YOUR WRITING

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY 10-4PM   How To Write Topical Comedy 
Get into the habit and rhythm of writing topical, funny and fast for radio and daily online topical comedy journals. A practical, fun day writing jokes and sketches in record time.

WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY   Writing Stand-Up Comedy Material 
Stand-up comedy is all about performing isn't it? Is it? Having a regular turn over of new material helps to boost your confidence on stage and make you stand out from the crowd. Find out how you can improve your stage presence by working hard on the material you have and writing more of it. 
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And looking ahead to Writersroom Comedy Script Window 2019...

TUESDAY 5 MARCH 10am-4pm   Creating A Show 
Full of ideas but overwhelmed at the thought of turning them into sitcom, comedy drama or movie screenplay? Today we go right back to the start and lay the foundations for a great script - exploring what it's about, who it's about, and why you are the only person who can be writing this script, right now.

THURSDAY 7 MARCH 10am-4pm You Can't Have One Without The Other 
Whether you're writing a sitcom, comedy drama or screenplay, you need the best combination of great flawed characters and powerful stories. Bring your own characters if you want and be prepared to push them to their limits. 

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NEW CLASS SUNDAY 17 MARCH 10am-4pm Write and Create Your Own Online Comedy
Comedy online just got a whole lot easier to make, and as the mainstream channels work out how to survive, they're turning more and more to the web for ideas. Now the Writers' Guild have an award for best online comedy (watch last year's winner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN1oSZMPFF4 ) We'll look at how to ensure you have a great script, getting the best from your cast and crew, and marketing your work online. (VENUE TBC)

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SPECIAL ULTRA EARLY BIRD CLASSES! BOOK NOW 1 CLASS £48 2 CLASSES £84 3 CLASSES £114  4 CLASSES £144 5 CLASSES £180  

THIS OFFER CLOSES DECEMBER 31 6PM

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

 

For information on availability and how to pay contact davecohen58@googlemail.com

 

 CANAL MUSEUM, 12-13, New Wharf Rd KING’S CROSS, LONDON N1 9RT

All classes run from 10am-4pm and include free tea, coffee and refreshments, lunch not included. No refunds can be given. 

Dave Cohen gives great notes 

Sam Bain, co-creator Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Babylon 

Anyone who wants to get into comedy writing should do one of Dave's courses. He's a right laugh and I think there were biscuits. 

Sian Harries, writer Man Down

Dave is a highly experienced comedy writer and a terrific teacher. Not many people know more about the craft 

Bill Dare senior tutor NFTS Comedy Writing course