Comedy & Speaking Coach
I work via Zoom and in person in London and I can travel. I work with writers on comedy scripts 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.
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?
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...)
I work with stand-ups and other comedy writer/performers and speakers. Directing can be live in person, via Zoom or a mix.
I have written two very well received books on comedy, published by Methuen Drama (an imprint of Bloomsbury).
Creating Comedy Narratives
for Stage & Screen buy
My second book covers sketch, sitcom and comedy drama, alongside improvisation and stand-up, bringing together a panoply of tools and techniques for creating short and long-form comedy narratives for live performance, TV and online.
A Director's Guide to the
Art of Stand-up buy
My book covers developing your persona, writing (and-re-writing) jokes, writing routines, telling stories, Performance, developing full-length festival and touring shows and sharing personal pain in stand-up.
“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".
CHOICE (USA) reviewing
"A Director's Guide to the Art of Stand-up"