How to Make Your First Billion Writing Satirical Comedy with Charles Firth
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 comedy writing can buy you a harbour-side mansion next to the Prime Minister’s residence.
If you’ve tried investment banking or stock trading and are dissatisfied with your seven-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.
What to expect
90 minute workshop
The rules of comedy,
The philosophy of satire
Making billions from writing comedy: the pros and cons
There will be small group discussion during each segment, and a Q&A will happen at the end of each segment.
If we have time at the end, we will have a plenary discussion on the topic: “What are the ethics of using sweat-shop workers to write your comedy?”
Who is it for
Anyone who is poor because they made the wrong career choices
Charles Firth is a founding member of The Chaser and the inventor of the decimal system.
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. His latest book, co-authored with James Schloeffel and Cam Smith, The Anti-Expert’s Guide to Everything came out in April 2020.
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.
From 2017 to 2019 he was a presenter on Radio Chaser on the Triple M network. Nowadays he is a presenter on The Chaser Report for the Nova network.
In recent years, Charles has starred in several live shows, including The Chaser’s Australia, The War on 2018 and The War on the F*#king Election 2019. His latest show The Anti-Expert’s Guide to Everything, was touring nationally in 2020 until the world fell apart.