Comedy Writing Masterclass

“Tim’s workshop taught me more than years of self-study and practise. Highly recommended.”
[Richard Lindesay, Comedian, UK]

Learn how to write comedy

Discover the secrets of comedy writing for stage & screen.
Movies, sitcom, web-series, books, plays, sketches.

Who can learn to write comedy?

Beginners or professionals can all enjoy and learn from the course.
It’s simple but very effective! Learn how to:

  • How to create comic characters and stories
  • Secrets to writing funny dialogue & comic situations
  • Develop your comedy concepts and pitch documents
  • Write comedy scripts that sell

Who is the comedy teacher?

Tim Ferguson One of Australia’s most successful international comedians and screenwriting teachers, Tim teaches comedy screenwriting at New York University & AFTRS.

Tim is author of ‘The Cheeky Monkey’ Comedy Screenwriting Manual, Co-Writer of feature films ‘Spin Out’ & ‘The BBQ‘ and various books, sitcoms and TV shows. He’s a member of comedy trio Doug Anthony All Stars [DAAS].

Many writers struggle with comedy. It can seem an unknowable art. But as Tim says, “Comedy is a craft. It can be learnt and mastered!

Tim has trained thousands of writers round the globe. Many go on to win international awards and sell their projects.

Gain the tools to get started on your next great comedy idea.
You’ll be writing great comedy before you know it!


Comedy screenwriting classes 

2020 comedy course dates

AFTRS: Narrative Comedy – 2 Day workshop 

WHEN: Nov 14th  and  Nov 21st 
[2 x Saturdays, 9:30am- 5pm, with 4 x 3 hour sessions]

WHERE: Online

BOOKINGS: Click here

2021 comedy course dates

Coming soon… Contact us for more information. 

Screenwriting comedy testimonials

‘If you’re an aspiring comedy writer, go to one of Tim’s classes. The Rosie Project owes a lot to his teaching.’
– Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

“Fun, practical and inspiring. I’ll never see comedy the same way again!”
– Jeffery E Doherty, author

‘There are Master Classes and Master Classes. Then there is Tim Ferguson’s PhD in Comedy Class. It was just a wonderful five star experience from start to finish – and yes, it is ‘ha-ha’ hilarious.’
– Dr. Patrick Maher, Past Chairman of the WA Writers Guild

‘This course is revolutionary – a whole new way to look at comedy.’
[Leisl Egan, Producer]

‘Can’t recommend Tim’s courses enough. I learned so much, and had so much fun, I was keen to do it a second time!’
[Scott Anderson]

‘Savvy insights, passionate delivery and an ability to turn even non-believers into skilled comedy writers. Absolutely worth every cent.’
[Susannah Petty, Winner of LA Screenwriting Expo Screenplay Award]

It’s like having a doctor explain how to make people laugh. Tim’s insights are essential if you’re serious about comedy.
[Steve Mitchell, Screenwriter of The Heckler movie]