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Chris Head

Comedy & Speaking Coach
Comedy Director

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I work via Zoom and in person in London and I can travel. I  am a comedy script consultant and I teach comedy writing for BBC Writersroom (here's a blog), Bath Spa University and the British Library. I also mentor writers with Lucy Lumsden former BBC Comedy Commissioner. And I work with stand-up comedians on club sets and I direct full length shows - as well as directing sketch and comedic plays. I run Zoom and in-person comedy courses in sitcom, comedy drama, sketch and stand-up. I also work with people on their speaking, pitching and presenting.

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"His understanding of comedy is captivating, encyclopaedic."

Will Gompertz, former BBC Arts Editor
(writing in the Guardian)

Free 15 Mins Zoom Consultation

Want some quick advice on your comedy or speaking? Wondering how I can help you? Want to find out  more about what I can offer?

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Zoom and Live in London

Comedy Courses

I run inspiring courses in writing STAND-UP, SKETCH and SITCOM/ COMEDY DRAMA. Live and interactive via Zoom and in person in London and Stroud

One-to-One Zoom Coaching

Browse my range of coaching options here, stand-up, sitcom, comedy drama and speaking. Consultations take place on Zoom and you will receive an mp4 video of the session. I have helped, inspired, emboldened and stimulated hundreds of comedy writers and perfomers. (Along the way fixing problems, enhancing performance, sharpening writing, growing confidence, expanding comfort zones...)

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Speaking Coaching

The image is me arriving at Superheroes advertising agency, Amsterdam, to lead pitching coaching. They seem to have an AI receptionist!


I work with stand-ups and other comedy writer/performers and speakers. Directing can be live in person, via Zoom or a mix.

My Books

I have written two very well received books on comedy, published by Methuen Drama (an imprint of Bloomsbury).


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“Head’s style is refreshingly breezy and simultaneously substantial. He offers practical insights: for example, audiences do not laugh at material, they laugh with or at the performer who discovers a compelling comedic self. A remarkable manual".
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