Topical, news-based panel shows are a cornerstone of the UK comedy industry, across radio, television and live performance.
If there's one thing panel shows need - it's jokes.
One-liner gags are ubiquitous in comedy but how are they devised, crafted and perfected?
Tutors Ed Amsden and Tom Coles have written on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and much more, with TV sitcom projects optioned by Big Talk, Avalon and Hat Trick Television.
This 2 hour online session will give aspiring Writers a crash-course in writing topical, often satirical, jokes for radio and television.
The course features top tips on how to craft the perfect gag, how to combat fear of the dreaded 'blank page' and a practical task providing the tools needed to produce consistently good jokes on a reliable basis.
The session will mainly focus on topical jokes but will also include plenty of usable advice for all varieties of joke writing.
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