Keynote speaker Brad Ashton is an accomplished comedy writer who has worked in comedy for half a century. During his career he has achieved such feats as writing top TV comedy shows in eleven different countries, and writing scripts for Groucho Marx, as well as many leading British comedians such as Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost and Bob Monkhouse.
Brad Ashton speaks to audiences in a fashion that entertains and educates on topics such as TV comedy and fraud. For eight years Brad ran a Comedy Writing School training two hundred would-be writers and he has run TV scriptwriting seminars for TV companies across Europe. He also wrote 60 BBC Radio shows with the help of Scotland Yard’s Fraud Squad, exposing 180 scams. These experiences have given him the expertise which he has used to write four best-selling books on comedy: “How to Write Comedy”, “The funny Thing about Writing Comedy”, “The Job of a Laughtime”, and “Stand up and Be Laughed at”.
As an accomplished entertaining after-dinner-speaker, Brad’s typical clients include Rotary Clubs, Probus Clubs, Women’s Institutes, Wine Circles, U3A’s, Townswomen’s Guilds etc. Furthermore, he has been a Guest Enrichment Lecturer on 62 cruise ships. For an entertaining experience learning about comedy writing, book Brad.
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