Stephen Keyworth is a writer, comedian, director and script editor
- Stage name
- Steve Keyworth
- Resident of
Stephen has written for television, radio and theatre. Work for Radio 4 includes My Difficult Second Album, The Continuity Man, Marathon Man, Making The Best Of It with the Comedians Theatre Company, and The Two Georges, based on the true story of how Phillip K Dick learnt to drive from an FBI agent who was investigating him. He's currently adapting The Princess Bride into seven differently sized episodes, also for Radio 4.
He was chosen for the BBC Drama Writers Academy under John Yorke, and has written for EastEnders, Casualty and is now a contract writer on Doctors. Last year his Charlie Kaufman-esque episode The Joe Pasquale Problem got record audiences at the start of Lockdown 1 and had #joepasquale trending on Twitter higher than #coronavirus
He's written sitcom pilots for BBC Comedy, Leopardrama and Bayamber, and been a finalist in the Bafta Rocliffe Comedy Forum and Sitcom Mission. In 2011 he won Shine Pictures' Big Idea science fiction prize, and he did rewrites on movie Breaking The Bank starring Kelsey Grammer, released in 2016.
Stage plays include Mad For It at Manchester's Royal Exchange and Zimbabwe Boy for Flight 5065 at the National Theatre. As artistic director of Flight 5065 he filled the London Eye with comedy, theatre and music for a one night arts extravaganza. Artists included Damon Albarn, Jo Brand and the Royal Court Theatre.
He worked for several years as a stand-up comic and improviser, co-creating The Reduced Edinburgh Fringe Impro Show for Scratch at the Pleasance Edinburgh. He regularly performs with Norwich's The Intellectual Hooligans
Stephen has taught writing classes and workshops for the Central School of Speech & Drama, University of the Arts London, Norwich Theatre Royal, Arts Depot, Manchester University and the Sitcom Mission.
- BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition 2014
- Main Prize: Finalist
- Sitcom Mission, The 2012
- Main Prize: Finalist
- Sitcom Mission, The 2010
- Main Prize: Nominee
|2021||The Princess Bride - BBC Radio 4||Writer|
|2020||Doctors: The Joe Pasquale Problem - BBC1||Writer|
|2017||Marathon Man / Brothers - BBC Radio 4||Writer (Adapted By)|
|2016||Breaking The Bank||Writer|
|2014|| Making The Best Of It
|2014||The Two Georges - BBC Radio 4||Writer|
|2011||The Continuity Man||Writer|
|2009||Gondwanaland - BBC Radio 4||Writer|
|2007||A (Gay Disabled Transexual) Love Story Told to a Ticket Inspector at Alton Towers - Theatre Workshop||Writer|
|2007||My Difficult Second Album - BBC Radio 4||Writer|
Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Stephen Keyworth on IMDb