Learn to Write Topical Jokes with Grainne Maguire - Comedy Writer for BBC

Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London

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Sun 31st Jan 2016

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Where:Theatre Delicatessen, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3ER
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Times:10:00 - 17.00
Admission:General Admission: £80.00,
Concessions: £50.00.
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Learn to Write Topical Jokes with Grainne Maguire - Add Funny to Your Writing with Word Play, Jokes and Humour.

Join Grainne Maguire (Newsjack editor- writer for Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers) for a one-day workshop looking exclusively at topical joke writing.

How do you generate topical material quickly and to a deadline? How do you turn news stories into comedy material? How do you know what angles to take on tricky topics?

We will also look at turning these ideas into sketches as well as jokes. Find new fun ways to break writers block and feel comfortable making funny about the news without being a political expert! Places are strictly limited to 12, please book in advance to secure a place.

The course is taught by Grainne Maguire.

Radio 4 comedy writer's bursary. Grainne appeared on Stewart Lee's Alternative Comedy show on Comedy Central, The Now Show, Front Row, Women's Hour and An Idiots Guide. Grainne has written on 8 Out of 10 Cats, News Quiz, The Now Show, Dilemma, The New Comedy Awards, Ayres on Air, Dead Ringers, Newsjack and Channel Four's "Alternative Election Night".

Here are some nice things people who have taken the course have said:

"Grainne's course was excellent. She offers smart, simple, but also really effective tools to improve your existing skills, or give you new ones for when you're staring at a blank page. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Heartily recommend it, and so affordable"
Felicity Ward

"I came away from the course with a much better understanding of how to create jokes for standup, and with very useful techniques for doing so"
John Dredge

"Grainne Maguire's writing workshops are among the most useful 8 hours of professional development (gross phrase, but suck it up comics!) I have ever attended. It is a testament to their accessibility and usefulness that the workshops were attended by everyone from wet behind the ears open miccers to awar...

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