Sketch Comedy Writing Courses

Gemma teaches three 8-week sketch comedy writing courses in  London. You can find details for the next course dates here.

Level 1: Sketch comedy writing for live performance (including 1 hour live showcase)

Level 2: Sketch comedy writing for radio

Level 3: Sketch comedy writing for TV


About Gemma

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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