Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

Dave Cohen (The Complete Comedy Writer)

Danielle Krage interviews Dave Cohen - Broadcaster, BBC TV writer, BAFTA winner for his Horrible Histories songs, and novelist (Stand Up, Barry Goldman, and soon to be released, Barry Goldman: The Wilderness Years).

Dave is the author of The Complete Comedy Writer: Make your Sitcom, Stand-Up, Screenplay, Sketches and Stories 62% funnier. He brings his extensive comedy writing experience to this conversation.

Topics covered include:

  • Ways into comedy writing (including children’s TV and radio).
  • The number one requirement for being a comedy writer.
  • Creating comedic characters – the first questions you should ask.
  • Balancing ‘emotional truths’ with ‘permission to lie’.
  • Adding funny to fiction.

 

You can find out more about Dave and his work here:

https://davidjcohenauthor.com/

https://www.davecohen.org.uk/

https://www.waterstones.com/book/stand-up-barry-goldman/david-j-cohen/9781999313821

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BLZXRG5G

You can find the transcript at:

https://comedymasterclass.com

 

And Danielle’s socials here:

https://twitter.com/daniellekrage

https://www.instagram.com/dekrage

https://bsky.app/profile/daniellekrage.bsky.social

 

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