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Tim Ferguson


Tim Ferguson is a comedian, screenwriter and director. He has created, written and starred in many TV series in Australia & the UK. Recent credits include: the rom-com feature film Spin Out (Sony Pictures) which opened in cinemas nationally in September 2016. Tim wrote on the feature film The BBQ (2017) directed by Stephen Amis starring Magda Szubanski. He was also Series Script Editor for the ABC sitcom Ricketts Lane (2015) and The Legend of Gavin Tanner (2016).

Tim has written for sitcoms including Daas Kapital (ABC), Shock Jock (Foxtel, Comedy Channel UK), the online drama series Forget The Rules and the feature film The Edinburgh Years. Tim’s hosting/writing credits include Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush (Nine), Unreal TV and Big Brother Insider (Ten).

Tim wrote the bestselling memoir Carry a Big Stick which details his career and battle with MS.
He wrote bestselling comedy screenwriting manual The Cheeky MonkeyWriting Narrative Comedy. He also appeared in the ABC documentary about his time as part of the Doug Anthony All Stars, Tick F*cking Tock, alongside Paul McDermott, Richard Fidler and Paul Livingstone.

He is Australia’s foremost teacher of screen comedy, consults for international production companies and networks. Tim conducts his own Cheeky Monkey Comedy Courses worldwide. He currently lectures in comedy & screenwriting at the Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS), RMIT University, Victorian College of Arts (VCA) and the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.