19 May 2014

DAVE COHEN 

MAKE A LIVING WRITING COMEDY

WRITE YOUR SITCOM

WEDNESDAY 15 AND THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017

You've heard the Sitcom Geeks podcasts, now come and join award-winning writer Dave Cohen as he guides you through the steps of becoming a professional comedy writer:

Wednesday 15:  Learn about how to break in to the world of comedy writing - jokes, sketches, stand-up, creating your own content on the internet.

Thursday 16: creating your TV or radio sitcom: character, plot, dialogue and visuals, creating a believable, funny world that audiences will want to return to each week. 

We’ll look at all the elements individually that together make great sitcom. We'll begin with character, also how you come up with the best ideas before you even write a word of the script - and how to create the world that your sitcom will inhabit. Then move on to creating plots, making dialogue work, and above all, JOKES. The best plots and jokes are always the ones that emerge from the comedic flaws of our main characters. We'll see how scripts have to be improved and changed on the journey from first draft to broadcast - and we'll look at visual humour, and the differences between sitcom for studio audiences and single camera.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND CLASSES SELL OUT SO BOOK EARLY!

Everyone who attends receives a free pack of notes at the end of the day with details of the TV and radio commissioning process, plus masses of information about companies to contact, how to get your work noticed, and how to earn a living writing comedy.
 

Dave Cohen has written for loads of TV shows including Have I Got News For You, Newzoids, BBC1 sitcoms My Family and Not Going Out, and radio shows such as News Quiz, Dead Ringers, Sunday Format and eight series of 15 Minute Musical, which won Best Radio Comedy at the 2009 Writers’ Guild Awards. He has written most of the song lyrics for the multi-BAFTA award winning Horrible Histories.

LISTEN TO JAMES CARY AND DAVE TALKING SITCOM: ?http://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/ 

The Courses take place from 10am-4pm at

LONDON CANAL MUSEUM, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT

http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/visit/find-us.htm

PRICES

£60 FOR ONE DAY, £90 FOR TWO 

 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK BEFORE 8PM WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH £42 FOR ONE DAY, £72 FOR TWO DAYS

This includes tea, coffee and refreshments but not lunch.

Please pay by PayPal - davecohen58@googlemail.com 

No refunds are available.