Kenneth Rock

Wednesday, 20 February 2008 16:35

Founder of The British Society of Comedy Writers ...

 

A freelance scriptwriter, lecturer and consultant, Ken Rock is a founder member of The British Society of Comedy Writers.

Over the course of his career he has contributed to numerous comedy shows including The Two Ronnies, The Dick Emery Show, Dave Allen at Large, Naked Video and The Brian Conley Show. Comedians who have benefited from his material include Bob Monkhouse, Ken Dodd, Joan Rivers Don Maclean, Roy Hudd and Jeff Stevenson.

In 1989 Ken became the first person from Western Europe to sell comedy material to Czechoslovakian television. This is in addition to the numerous contributions he made to comedy programmes across Europe, Scandinavia and Canada.

As well as writing comedy Ken has organised lectures and comedy-writing workshops all over the world. The first person to run comedy workshops for Nelonen Television in Finland and for African writers in Zimbabwe, Ken is the first Englishman to run such workshops in South Africa.

More recently he has been involved in a Bollywood project and written a one man show for Tom Owen, the son of the late Bill Owen.

Ken has been a guest at the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 Cult TV Festivals.

 

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