Adventures in Comedy Writing
Saturday 3rd September - Saturday 10th September 2022
We are delighted to welcome back comedy guru, Logan Murray, for his third year at Maison du Guit. Logan’s hugely popular course is designed to unlock your unique comic voice or, as he puts it, 'to unleash your inner idiot'. Logan’s workshops are legendary; fun and laughter are guaranteed, and his courses and methods are renowned around the world.
Logan is a working comic and award winning director, author of ‘Teach Yourself Stand Up Comedy’, and script consultant for BBC 3. He has recently run a series of writing workshops for the Radio Four Comedy Department.
Logan’s courses offer a unique opportunity to explore his belief that Comedy really is a life skill! We all have moments in our lives where we make other people laugh. But a ‘good sense of humour’ isn’t just innate – it can be nurtured. That comedy muscle is like any other part of the human mind and body; the more we exercise it, the stronger it becomes!
Adventures in Comedy Writing
What could be more energising and empowering than spending a week being creative, developing your comedy technique, uncovering your unique comic voice and - most importantly - making other people laugh like drains?
Together the group will explore different forms of humour writing and technique to help ignite your inner comic genius, formulate new ideas and execute these ideas in novel and dynamic ways.
Through practical exercises your comic voices will soon be flowing freely in a supportive workshop environment. Not only will you learn some tricks of the trade, you will also gain a greater awareness of the multitude of differing comic styles that the group manifest.
These comedy skills aren’t only for the professional comedian or the aspiring script writer, they are also a fantastic way to think outside of the box, hone your communication skills and increase your confidence in everyday life.
’The Adventures in Comedy Writing course with Logan was a week full of laughs and learning accompanied by loads of wine and delicious food. What’s not to like?’
'Because I went on the course it embedded the theory much more effectively than just reading Logan's book could ever do, because you actually tried it out. The food and drink you both provided was fantastic, and the hospitality. I certainly would come back....'
'Logan’s comedy writing course was definitely one of the most fun things I did in 2018. We worked on a lot of comedy games and exercises and we came up with a bunch of new bits and jokes. Logan spent a lot of extra time attending to everyone’s questions and ideas the whole week. The group I worked with was an energetic and fun bunch of comedians. While we were writing, we were being catered to by the lovely Claire with the real French deal (pain au chocolat, anyone?) Maison du Guit, the pool, the dogs and surroundings were wonderful, as was our other very English host Martin. I definitely want to come back here soon.'
A Typical Course Day
9.30 am Continental breakfast with
cereals, yogurts, eggs, bread,
croissants, chocolatines, fresh orange juice, coffee and tea
10.30 am Workshop in the Studio
Around 2 pm Lunch (salads, omelettes,
2 pm Writing exercises/trip out/play tennis/relax by the pool/siesta
7 pm Aperitifs
Around 8.00 pm 3 course dinner (plant-based/ fish/free-range chicken)
Price of the holiday
7 nights, full board (except for one evening when the group will pay for their own meal at a local restaurant) and 5 days of tuition in a:
Shared room £775 per person (large room with single beds)
Single occupancy £920
Double room £775 per person (double bed)
Single occupancy of double room £920
Double ensuite room £800 per person (double bed/2 single beds)
Single occupancy of double room ensuite £1 000
Small Single room ensuite £895
There is a complementary airport pick up and drop off for this course:
Ryanair flight number 522 on Saturday 3rd September, leaving Stansted at 07:40, arriving at Lourdes-Tarbes at 10:30.
Ryanair flight number 523 on Saturday 10th September, leaving Lourdes-Tarbes at 10:55 arriving at Stansted at 11:45.
We are also able to arrange a pick up/drop off at Mont de Marsan SNCF station.