Chris Head

Chris Head

Chris is the author of Creating Comedy Narratives for Stage and Screen and A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up - both published by Bloomsbury Methuen.

Chris mentors writers and develops scripst with with Lucy Lumsden, ex-BBC comedy commissioner, former head of comedy at Sky and now boss of Yellow Door Productions. He teaches comedy writing at the BBC Writersroom, Bath Spa University and the British Library.

Chris recently script-edited a BBC radio sitcom, a commissioned Channel 4 sitcom script, a comedy short film that was a global hit and a hit comedy play seen at Assembly in Edinburgh and Soho Theatre (that he also directed), He is currently developing scripts with new writers with a production company writers he's coached have been short-listed and amongst the winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe sitcom writing competition and have multiple film festival, live and broadcast comedy credits.

“The ideal person to nurture new talent.”
John Crace, The Guardian


Writing Narrative Comedy

Sitcom & Comedy Drama - Essential Writing Tools (with Chris Head)

Develop your sitcom and comedy drama writing skills: character creation, situation development, scene writing and plotting.

Narrative Comedy: TV Producer/Commissioner Insights. Copyright: BCG

Sitcom/Comedy Drama Scripts: TV Producer/Commissioner Insights & Writing Coaching

Develop your sitcom/ comedy drama writing, get feedback on your ideas and writing from a TV comedy producer and former commissioner, learn about the TV industry and get one-to-one coaching on developing your writing.

Stand-up Comedy Writing Workshop

Stand-up Comedy Writing Workshop (London)

Be inspired, create new material and learn new writing techniques - and show off your new material in a live show.

Write Funny! Tools & Techniques for Creating Comedy

Write Funny! Characters, Scenes, Story

This is a five week foundation (or refresher) on the fundamentals of writing comedy.

Writing Your TV Comedy Script. Copyright: BCG

Write Your TV Comedy Script with Chris Head

Complete a 30 mins script for your TV comedy show with advice, coaching and support.

Stand-up Comedy Writing Sessions: Create New Material. Copyright: BCG

Your New & Improved Stand-up Comedy Material: Writing Inspiration & Techniques

Be inspired to write new stand-up, get more our of your existing material and learn loads of writing techniques to get the most out of your ideas.


Chris Head

Sitcom/Comedy Drama Script Consultation

This is ideal if you are a newer writer or this is a script you are just starting out with.


"I can't speak highly enough of how positive I've found the sessions with Chris. The sessions have changed how I view comedy and have given me real insight into how to better turn ideas and funny thoughts into character driven narrative comedy. It's also great to learn remotely and know I can ask questions through the Trello board and rewatch sessions. If you've ever wondered should I give it a go the answer is yes and do it!" SM

"Chris has a great manner and clearly many years of invaluable experience in the industry. The fact that it was online made it much more accessible, as we were able to all be in different cities, countries even and share our ideas. I highly recommend this for anyone serious about developing a treatment and script for TV. " JM

"Chris' input was incisive, fair and challenging and Chris showed a genuine interest in seeing the work and my writing improve." E.F.

"I got an awful lot out of that session - brilliant!" C.B.