“I wanted to quickly thank you for being such a great teacher over these three levels. I have learned so much the past five months, you sharing your extensive comedy knowledge and skill has been invaluable to me.” – Amanda, writing student
“I really enjoyed your Monday night radio sketch writing class. It’s clear that you have a passion for teaching and want to see others succeed in this field, making it all the better.” – Sara, writing student
“Thanks so much for getting me on the course. You are a fantastic teacher, filled with infectious enthusiasm! I hope to do another course in the future with you.” – Sunnie, writing student
Gemma teaches three sketch comedy writing courses. They are currently running online so can be attended from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
• Level 1: Live sketch comedy writing
• Level 2: Radio sketch comedy writing
• Level 3: TV sketch comedy writing
You can find details for the next course dates here. Note: Due to Covid-19, all courses are running online for the foreseeable future.
Gemma’s most recent work includes the Emmy nominated Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Tracey Breaks the News (BBC) Riot Girls (Channel 4) Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Class Dismissed (CBBC) and Bravest Warriors (Cartoon Hangover). She has script edited Newsjack and her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 35 million views on Facebook and was BBC Comedy’s highest rated video of 2017.
She has taught at Drama Centre London, Guildford School of Acting and BBC Writersroom.
“A cut above all other Fringe sketch comics.” -Broadway Baby
“Featuring somewhere in the region of 50 exquisitely drawn characters, Defender of Earth is an impressive calling card for Gemma Arrowsmith’s acting prowess.” -Chortle
“The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves.” -Vic Reeves
“Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!” -Paul Whitehouse