Freelance comedy writing: A gun for hire

Carry On Cowboy. The Rumpo Kid (Sid James). Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions

So, you want to be a comedy writer? Good for you. Laughter is the best medicine, and we all need some medicine right now.

But what can you expect from such a career?

Firstly, let's consider the advantages.

To start with, you'll be spending your life trying to make people laugh. We believe that is a social good, and a genuinely positive use of your time. There are far worse ways to make a living.

You will be able, for the most part, to schedule your own day. No 9-to-5 office hours, or working outside in the pouring rain. You'll...

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Published: Thursday 29th February 2024

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