Comedy Writing Courses

Weekend Courses for aspiring writers

Pepperpot Directory Events in association with Busby Productions

Pepperpot Directory Events

Pepperpot Directory Events have teamed up with Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni and invite you to join them on a new weekend course they’ve designed for aspiring comedy writers.

Over two days in central London Mark and Justin reveal the knowledge acquired during a 30 year career writing, producing and directing narrative comedy in the UK and the USA.

Together they have created 11 original TV series and films and worked with some of the biggest names in comedy including Martin Freeman, Ben Miller, Hugh Bonneville, David Jason, Rob Brydon and David Walliams. Their most successful show – the BAFTA nominated “The Worst Week of My Life” has sold to over a hundred territories and been re-made in France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Greece and in the USA where NBC Universal produced the show for CBS .

The course will cover:

  • Show conception and development – taking an idea through the stages of development to script commission
  • Story breaking
  • Characterisation
  • Writing funny dialogue
  • Scene and sequence construction
  • Writing the pilot
  • Solving script problems
  • Producing a comedy show
  • Pitching and selling your show

Lastly, you will be mentored in the creation and writing of your own pilot script with the chance to have your script developed professionally for pitching to UK broadcasters.

Course 1

starts Saturday 29th October 2016 (Central London)

It’s a practical course devised to help writers develop their writing skills and comedy scripts that can be pitched and sold to broadcasters. There will be extensive DVD analysis of successful UK and US shows and a complete set of course notes.

Course fee: £575 (incl VAT)

You can register for your place on the first course starting Sat 29th Oct 2016 below, or email

Register now

Your registration is non-binding at this stage. We will contact you shortly with further details.

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