Diane Messias has worked as a comedy writer, performer and director for the past 30 years in theatre, radio, tv and film, and has much experience in political and topical satire.
She spent five years writing, producing and directing comedy at the BBC – where credits include directing the first radio editions of One Foot In The Grave and producing The News Quiz, for which she wrote Chairman Barry Took’s script – and her critically-acclaimed stage plays are SCUK and Readers’ Wives.
Diane has two other blogs: Driving Over Expats charting her years living on the French Riviera, and Reversing Over Expats in which she describes life back in the UK after saying farewell to Nice (which was, on occasion, Not Nice).
Secret of Comedy is Diane’s company offering courses and workshops in comedy writing and standup, and she also teaches comedy and drama writing at The Actors Centre in London, and New Writing South in Brighton, in addition to ALRA in London.
Diane is available as a script consultant at ScriptWhizz.
Having recently formed a satirical group, The Caustic Sodas, for which she is writing a stage show, Diane is also working on a treatment for a comedy drama series for a top British TV producer, as well as a feature-length screenplay.
Since the last venue in which she performed her standup routine subsequently went out of business, Diane can truthfully say she brings the house down.
Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org and read more about her on her website.
“No joke too small”. “We always close”. “Do you mind, you’re standing on my foot”.