THE COMEDY WRITING ONE-DAY MASTERCLASS
This one-day workshop with veteran comedy writer and producer Paul Bassett Davies is a master-class that covers everything from writing basic gags and one-liners to sitcom, comedy-drama series, feature films, and writing comedy for digital platforms. It's a unique opportunity to learn and practice the craft of writing comedy.
Whether you’re just starting out, or you're a writer who wants to develop your comedy skills, the series of practical exercises in this workshop give you a tool-kit to make your material funnier in any format or medium you're writing for, be it film, TV, radio, theatre, stand-up, YouTube or Twitter.
On this course, you will learn:
Joke formats and how they work.
Writing funny dialogue.
How to write short sketches, including topical sketches.
The secrets of developing timeless, classic comedy characters.
The craft of sitcom and the secrets of success in this distinctive genre.
Plot and structure for ALL longer form comedy, whether sitcom, dramedy or feature film.
How to write a killer opening scene, that grabs your audience, and how to keep them hooked.
Being clear about genre, goals and your audience.
BECTU MEMBER CONCESSION: £80
We offer the concessionary rate to all the usual Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and bring evidence of membership to the course.
DATE & TIME
Friday April 3rd 2020
10.15am - 5.00pm
New Prospect House
8 Leake St LONDON SE1 7NN
(close to Waterloo)
EVENT CAPACITY: 12
FOR FURTHER DETAILS
Email or phone 07958 244 656
Paul is a highly experienced writer, director and actor. He founded the Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He created a series of one-man shows, two of which were Perrier Award finalists at the Edinburgh Festival, and others that were innovative theatrical experiences. Radio and television credits include: Smith and Jones, Rory Bremner, Spitting Image, Jasper Carrot and many more. He's had his own sitcom on BBC R4, a series with Jeremy Hardy, and he produced Sony Award winning BBC radio series Do Go On, which he wrote with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden. He wrote the screenplay for The Magic Roundabout feature film, and several short films.
Paul's NEW NOVEL Please do not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends is published in May 2020. You can get a FREE ebook edition of his debut story collection The Glade and Other Stories when you pre-order the novel HERE.
Paul's last novel, Dead Writers in Rehab ("Warm, dark, dirty, funny and humane" - Jeremy Hardy) is available at bookshops and HERE.
His first book, 'Utter Folly' ("A very funny novel" - Jack Dee) is available on Amazon HERE