Time to ask a funny question (or a question about funny) at our next #AskSwanwick Twitter chat on 6 November, 8pm (UK Time), when you can tune up your comedic instincts with writer, teacher and actor Tony Kirwood, author of the book, How to Write Comedy.
As one of this year’s short course leader Tony Kirwood shone a light on writing sketch comedy and how to tickle an audience into laughter. We’re delighted that he’ll be sharing his experience and talent with us for an hour to answer your questions on Twitter!
His philosophy is that the learning of technique and craft frees creativity and that anyone with a spark can learn to be funny. His workshops, which encourage both novice and experienced writers to do just that, have been well received all over the UK, including at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School.
He writes about comedy in magazines and newspapers and has his own humorous column in The Greenwich Visitor paper. As an actor, he has had roles in various BBC sitcoms and was a Death Eater in both the final Harry Potter movies. He has also been a stand-up comic.
Just search for the hashtag #AskSwanwick on Thursday November at 8pm (UK Time) - if you're new to Twitter, make sure you follow 'all' not just 'top' search results. To ask a question, tweet using the #AskSwanwick hashtag followed by your question. Our team has put together a short guide to joining in and the chat etiquette.
Selected highlights of each session are available on the Swanwick website a few weeks after each chat – but nothing beats following it in person at the time!