Stephen Keyworth
Stephen Keyworth

Stephen Keyworth

  • English
  • Writer, director, script editor, comedian, tutor and improviser

Stephen Keyworth is a writer, comedian, director and script editor

Year Production Role
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
  1. E3 - The Last Minutes
2014 The Two Georges - BBC Radio 4 Writer
2011 The Continuity Man Writer
2009 Gondwanaland - BBC Radio 4 Writer
2008 Mother Love 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

Stage name
Steve Keyworth
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Stephen has written for television, radio and theatre. Work for Radio 4 includes The Princess Bride, 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. His adaptation of The Man Who Fell To Earth goes out on Radio 4 in April 2024.

He was chosen for the BBC Drama Writers Academy under John Yorke, and has written for EastEnders and Casualty, and wrote 70+ episodes as a contract writer on Doctors. In 2020 his Charlie Kaufman-esque episode The Joe Pasquale Problem got record audiences at the start of Lockdown and had #joepasquale trending on Twitter higher than #coronavirus. It was shortlisted for a Writers Guild Award.

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)
Shine Televisions Big Picture Award 2011
Main Award (Winner)
Sitcom Mission, The 2010
Main Prize (Nominee)
Amnesty International Theatre Award 2003
Main Award (Winner)

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