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Brad Ashton

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Experienced comedy writer, author and scam expert who has worked with many leading British comedians

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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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    THE JOB OF A LAUGHTIME

    • International TV Comedy Writer Brad Ashton shares some of the laughs he’s had during his half century career writing for top TV comedians.

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    IT’S JUST AS MUCH FUN BACKSTAGE

    • Brad Ashton talks about what happens behind the scenes when things don’t go as planned.

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    THERE’S MADNESS IN THE METHOD

    • Brad Ashton reveals how he and his fellow comedy writers use oddball ideas to keep comedians and their audiences laughing.

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    MY OWN COMEDY FAVOURITES

    • Brad Ashton plays some hilarious video clips of the comedians who inspired him to take up comedy writing as a career.

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    MORE COMEDY FAVOURITES

    • Brad Ashton gives potted biographies along with more really funny video clips by his favourite comedians.

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    HOW TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED

    • Wearing his other hat as Britain’s leading expert on scams, Brad Ashton exposes many modern scams with sound advice on how to avoid falling victim to them.
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