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Women In Comedy

This appreciation course looks at the great and often undervalued work of female comics, writers and producers, from Lucille Ball to Jennifer Saunders. I will be taking it at Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria CA13 9SH May 7th - 9th 2017. . Come along and have a spring break and lots of laughs in a stunning Lake District setting. 017687 78276 or go to Higham Hall 

Introduction to Comedy Writing

Learn how to write sketches and quickies, the basic building blocks of comedy, for TV, radio and the stage. You’ll practise different styles of sketch writing, see your work read or performed, and be given guidance on marketing your work.


Write a Sketch in a Day

You'll create raw material, transmute it into a great comedy idea, build the structure and characters and find a way to end it. If you want to spend four hours dipping your toe in the water, this is the comedy course for you.


Writing Sitcoms

Sitcoms are the holy grail of comedy writers. Keeping an eye both on the classics and on recent hit shows, you will build a concept either of a classic sitcom or your own idea, create and layer characters, brainstorm episode ideas and write the first half of an episode. 



My new book "How To Write Comedy" is now out. Check it out on Comedy Courses. 

Writing Humour

This course will give you the essential skills to write humorous prose pieces for magazines, newspapers, books and the internet. You’ll look at the vastly varying styles of humour writing, learn to study the market, and find your own humorous voice.


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  • Dean Hughes
  • Julie Davis
  • Sean Cash
  • Waseem Kalam
  • Colin Cook
  • Betsy Everett
  • Simon Finnis
  • Craig Carman
  • Mark Dean

I more than enjoyed the course. It was exactly what I needed!  To see something I'd written performed today was, for me, pretty dreamy. I loved it! This evening has definitely inspired me to get writing more

Dean Hughes

His approach is immediate and inspiring. Great insider’s tips

Julie Davis

Thanks so much for the course. It exceeded all my expectations. Not only was it very informative, you’re a very good teacher

Sean Cash

Tony is a great teacher and his passion for comedy is infectious. This is a really great course and gave me confidence to make a go of my comedy writing

Waseem Kalam

The course has made me feel really enthused. The high point was seeing my sketches performed by actors and getting laughs

Colin Cook

The course was terrific.


"I learnt something every week and was grateful for the candid, positive and constructive feedback as I built my routine week after week, building confidence and improving technique as we went. Great course and I'm booking dates on the circuit already. Thanks Tony."
I had a brilliant time! I'm gutted the course is over, if I'm honest. I had an amazing 10 weeks, met some wonderful people and feel like I've learned a lot. 
Tony's inspirational coaching and mentoring, gave everyone the breadth to find their own style, whilst allowing the development of their own personal routine. I would highly recommend this course and it goes without saying that it was great fun as well.
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