Byron Writers Festival 2022
1pm – 4pm
How To Write Satire
WORKSHOP SOLD OUT – contact [email protected] to join waitlist.
At last, a masterclass for people who want to be incredibly rich.
Satirical comedy writing is a dreary affair of unimaginable pain and suffering. But it’s a good way to get incredibly rich quickly. Sure, writing a novel or a play or a blockbuster movie might be more psychologically satisfying, but only writing sarcastic barbs about the Prime Minister’s dog can buy you a harbourside mansion in Sydney.
If you’ve tried investment banking or stock trading and are dissatisfied with your eight-figure base salary, perhaps you should quit your career and instead concentrate on the big bucks of writing comedy for a living.
This course gives you all the tips and tricks that you need to quit your day job. Includes a look at the technical side of comedy, as well as tips on what to do with the mountains of cash that you’ll have to wade through each morning.
Date: Thursday 25 August
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Byron Community Centre, Wategos 2. Upstairs at 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Cost: $85 General / $60 Members & Students
About the Facilitator
Charles Firth is a founding member of The Chaser and the inventor of the decimal system, and the co-host of The Chaser Report, a top-30 Australian podcast.
Charles is author of the bestselling non-fiction narrative, American Hoax (Picador, 2006). He is currently managing editor of The Chaser website and The Chaser Annuals.
Charles has produced television comedy for almost two decades. He was executive producer of ABC-TV’s daily news satire show The Roast and the comedy documentary Mr Firth Goes to Washington (nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy Logie). Before that he was the US correspondent for the Logie winning The Chaser’s War on Everything. He was a presenter and writer on CNNNN, The Chaser Decides and The Election Chaser. In 2020, he produced, and co-wrote The War on 2020 online series.
In recent years, Charles has starred in several live shows, including The Chaser’s Australia, The War on 2021 and The Anti-Expert’s Guide to the Pandemic. His latest show Spin, is touring nationally in 2022.