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Interview with Bennett Arron: The Funniest Thing

We caught up with author, script writer, comedian, documentary maker, teacher and identity fraud expert, Bennett Arron. Bennett is teaching Sitcom and Comedy Writing on the 25 of March in London. The funniest film I've ever seen ​I remember the first film that made me laugh out loud (before LOL had even been invented) was AIRPLANE. [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Comedy Writing for Beginners 

​‘I went to have my tea leaves read by a fortune teller and she told me I was going to go on a long journey to Egypt. Turns out I’d just used pyramid tea bags.’ Comedy gold I’m sure you’ll agree Ladies and Gentlemen. So it’s been a bit of a slow start to the [...]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Tim Ferris: Tools of Titans – B. J. Novak

“A good comedy operates the exact same way a good mystery operates. [Which is] the punchline is something that is right in front of your face the whole time and you never would have put your finger on it.” B.J. Novak (TW: @BJNOVAK) is best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award–winning comedy series The [...]

Logan Murray – The Tyranny of Work: How to motivate the comic mind

Part 1 Every comedy writer goes through a stage (usually several times a week), when they stare blankly out of the window and wonder if they will ever have another creative idea ever again. A black fug descends and every idea seems laboured or banal. An over-riding desire to sort out your sock draw arises. [...]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

John Yorke: Into The Woods: Cental Plank to Jokes and Storytelling

"Bad writing explains; good writing shows. Andrew Stanton noted that his theory of 2+2 =?  - of showing rather than telling - doesn't just apply to images. 'I want to get an abortion, but my boyfriend and I are having trouble conceiving.' American comedian Sarah Silveran's joke is built on a classic subversion of expectation. [...]

BE PREPARED: PLAY! by Logan Murray

The one thing we can count on as inevitable as we roll around on this ball of earth is that change is inevitable. Fashions change; hairstyles change (or in the case of 85% of men, recede); mobile phones break more easily.  It seems only 75 million years ago when your forebears were dodging dinosaurs and [...]

June 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Have Great Ideas: Write and Tell Jokes

'Make 'em laugh' by John Ingledew "Learning to write and tell jokes can be a shortcut to learning to think creatively. Wit has been described as 'cerebral acrobatics', and like much creativity it needs mental agility - flips, leaps and pirouettes - in order to succeed. A joke is an idea shared with an audience. [...]

What’s Funny About Comedy Writing?

"All creativity comes out of play!" Logan Murray Recently, I attended my first ever comedy writing course with Logan Murray, author of Get Started in Stand-Up Comedy. I went into the course with a heavy heart, thinking that this is going to be an all day of hard slog. Comedians, take comedy very seriously, writing [...]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments