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#9sTakeover - Writing for Comedy Radio with Grainne Maguire

  • The NINES 133 Copeland Road London, England, SE15 3SN United Kingdom (map)


An Intro to Comedy Writing we will look at joke structure, play wordplay games and brain storm ideas. 

How can I write jokes when I’m not feeling funny?
How can I ignore writers block? 
How can I turn a funny idea into an actual joke or routine? 

It’s about trying new things, being creative, silly and pushing your brain in new directions. 

There is no pressure to be “good” or even “funny” just to try something new! 

About Grainne
Grainne has been performing stand up for 10 years and in 2013 was awarded the Radio 4 comedy writer’s bursary. She's appeared on Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy show on Comedy Central, The Now Show, Front Row, Women’s Hour and An Idiots Guide. She's 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”. 
The episode of Newsjack that she script edited won the Rose D’Or.