41 min

Dave Cohen (The Complete Comedy Writer‪)‬ Comedy Masterclass

    • Comedy Interviews

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
 

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
 

41 min