BiteSized@NFTS: Gag Writing

Short course


Submit your application and as soon as we’ve received sufficient applications we’ll schedule dates 

Including practical tips, industry guidance and even emotional coping mechanisms for overcoming the dreaded ‘blank page’, this 2-hour masterclass covers all things gag-writing.


Focused around writing jokes and one-liners for TV panel shows - as well as touching upon radio, stand-up and beyond - this course explores the DOs and DON’Ts of professional gag-writing, with hints, tricks and real-world advice for anybody keen to develop their joke-writing skills. Within the 2 hours, there will also be practical tasks and seminar discussion, giving you a chance to both hone your craft and quiz experienced gag-writers on the ways of the comedy world.


Course tutors Ed Amsden & Tom Coles have written on sketch and panel shows including Dead Ringers, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, in addition to having multiple television sitcom scripts optioned by production companies including Big Talk, Avalon and Hat Trick.

Corporate Rate: £100

Freelance Rate: £50

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

Full payment will be taken via Secure Trading upon application