How to Make Comedy: Online Course



A New Course in Creating Comedy for Performance, Theatre, Screen-writing and more

You can purchase this 6 week course with comedy afficionado and Associate Director of GSA, Dr Eric Weitz. In this video series Eric will give an insight on how to structure jokes, the psychology behind making someone laugh, and will give you top tips on how to start making your own comedy.

About EricEric Weitz

Eric has taught at the Gaiety School of Acting and more recently at Trinity College Dublin, where he was programme head for the Bachelor in Acting Studies and later Head of the Drama Department, in which he still teaches. He holds a Ph.D. from Trinity, an M.A. from University College Dublin, and a B.F.A. from Boston University.

His single-author publications include Theatre & Laughter and The Cambridge Introduction to Comedyhe is co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance.

He is currently President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), and he serves on the boards of Smashing Times Theatre Company in Dublin and Collective Encounters in Liverpool, both socially engaged theatre companies

Course Structure

Lesson One: What’s the funny?

Lesson Two: How to start

Lesson Three: How to continue

Lesson Four: Comic habits

Lesson Five: Timing, Rhythm and more Basic Pointers

Lesson Six: Random Basic Pointers

Lesson Seven: The course also includes a one-to-one session with Eric Weitz, in which he can personalise guidance on your next steps in comedy. Please contact us at to set up your session!