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Marc Blake is an author, lecturer, screenwriter and director.
He was educated in the UK at Hampton School and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. He 'fell into' stand up comedy in the late 1980's and wrote his own BBC Radio Comedy 'Whining for England' as well as an ITV comedy half hour special 'Eurocomedy.' He toured as a stand up comedian for many years, finally retiring in 2012. He now teaches the Comedy and Performance undergraduate degree course at Southampton Solent University as well as advising on comedy for several TV and advertising companies, most recently mentoring several journalists to appear on the Dave comedy Channel at the Leicester Comedy Festival.
He regularly lectures on comedy, Sitcom and Screenplay at Kensington and Chelsea Adult Education college in Chelsea, as well as at the Cheltenham Literary Festival among others.
He began to write Sitcoms and comic novels in the late 1990's.. His first three novels were for Hodder & Stoughton and were best sellers.
His latest comic novel, Monkey Puzzle, is available on Kindle and as an EBook.
He has recently completed and published his first YA mystery novel, Spirit of the Blitz, also available on Kindle.
He has written several books on writing sitcom, which have been well received by readers as comprehensive.
Screenwriters Wrongs - a compendium of bad screenwriting - is to be published in June 2013
Writing the Horror Movie will be published by Bloomsbury in September 2013.
He directed his first film short 'Xorcism' in May 2013.
go to http://www.writingsitcom.co.uk/ for more.