Kickstart Your Comedy Writing Career - Raindance London


How to Launch Your Comedy Writing Career

(10 customer reviews)


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Duration: Single evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE
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If you have ever fancied a comedy writing career, this is the evening session for you! Top comedy writer and teacher Dave Cohen (Have I Got News For You, Not Going Out, Horrible Histories) tells you everything you need to know about breaking in to professional comedy writing.

Topics covered include:

  • Writing topical jokes
  • Making online comedy
  • Sitcom and screenplay
  • Performing

The British comedy industry is changing fast, find out what you need to do to keep up. Time is precious, if you don’t have much spare time, Dave will help you use what you have to maximum effect. Come and meet the multi-BAFTA winning comedy writer Dave Cohen and learn the secrets to a lifelong career in comedy.

“Dave Cohen gives great notes” – Sam Bain, co-creator Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Babylon

“Dave is a highly experienced comedy writer and a terrific teacher. Not many people know more about the craft.” – Bill Dare, NFTS Comedy Course Senior Tutor

Launched May 13th – Dave’s new book The Complete Comedy Writer

The Complete Comedy Writer by Dave Cohen “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 ***** “Comprehensive, funny and ridiculously up-to-date. There’s nothing else like it.” British Comedy Guide *****

Tutor Dave Cohen

To pick up How to be Averagely Successful at Comedy, Dave’s first book FOR FREE, sign up here.

10 reviews for


How to Launch Your Comedy Writing Career

  1. Barbara Vonau

    Great overview and run through how to start with a career in comedy, book recommendations and discussion of what is currently happening in the UK comedy TV market.

  2. Jennie Griffiths, Collab Writers

    Excellent whistlestop tour of comedy writing. I’ve been thinking of funny situational skits all day after last night’s course! I’m even tempted to write some gags!

  3. Arton Baleci (verified owner)

    Crammed with useful info. Very approachable speaker.

  4. Trevor Rudge

    Jammed with guidance, ideas and encouragement. A really positive experience. Thank You.

  5. Janice O’Brien (verified owner)

    Thank you. I came away with new information on comedy writing, particularly about the recent changes in TV comedy.

  6. Michael O’Reilly (verified owner)

    Very informative and enjoyable. Time well spent.

  7. Garth ApThomas (verified owner)

    From start to finish, packed full of useful information from a mast of his craft

  8. Henry Hayward (verified owner)

    Dave had a lot of interesting and useful knowlege to impart to myself and the group. I learned a lot and feel I have more direction and understanding of what I want to target and get out of the industry. He was however let down by his lack of understanding when it came to technology. Either he needs to learn to get better at using technology for his presentations or he needs to just talk and write on a board (which he did also use) which I think would also work fine.

  9. Aikaterini Dimakopoulou (verified owner)

    Excellent presentation and very useful information. An entertainment itself!

  10. lorraine1 (verified owner)

    Fun and informal as well as informative. Great host with a wealth of relevant experience.

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