Adventures in Comedy Writing
Monday 8th July - Monday 15th July 2024
We are delighted to welcome back comedy guru, Logan Murray, for his fifth 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
All meals, except for one night when the group goes out for a restaurant meal.
Large room with 4 single beds
Single occupancy of this room is £1 025.
Please note: shared occupancy rate of £900 per person is only applicable
if the room is shared by 2 or more people
There is a complementary airport pick up and drop off for this course:
Ryanair flight number 522 on Monday 8th July 2024, leaving Stansted at 12:35 arriving at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées at 15:30.
Ryanair flight number 523 on Monday 15th July 2024, leaving Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées at 16:15 arriving at Stansted at 17:10
We are also able to arrange a pick up/drop off at Mont de Marsan SNCF station.
Monday 8th July 2024 for train arriving at 12:14
Monday 15th July 2024 for train leaving at 10:46
Double room (double bed) £900 per person
Single occupancy £1 025
Small single room ensuite single bed/bunk beds) £1 025
Double ensuite room £1 025 per person (double bed/2 single beds)
Single occupancy £1 250
Large double ensuite room (double bed + one single) £1 025 per person
Single occupancy £1 250
Other accommodation : depending on the course size we also use large double rooms in neighbouring houses/gîtes, in the village.
Non-course participating partners are very welcome - they will receive a 15% discount on the full price.
There will be a small supplement (dependent on numbers) for airport pick up and drop off.
If you would like any further information about the courses please contact us on
07850 438732 (Claire)
07802 481068 (Martin)
You can secure a place on one of our courses by phoning or emailing us to check if places are available.
We will send you a booking form to complete, sign and send back to us.
There is a non-returnable deposit of £300 to confirm your booking.
We can only accept payments by bank transfer.
Maison du Guit reserves the right, should the situation arise, to cancel or alter any workshop and to offer alternative dates or refunds.
We cannot accept responsibility for any aspect of your holiday arrangements affected by matters over which we have no control. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Deposits are non-refundable.
The following scale of refunds (for the full fee) applies:
Up to 4 weeks before departure 30% refund.
Up to 1 week before departure 10% refund.
You must have travel insurance covering you for accidents, medical expenses and cancellations etc.
You also need to have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) to recover any medical expenses.