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: co-writing (with Edwina Exton) co-directing (with Marc Gracie) the rom-com feature film Spin Out (Sony Pictures) which was released theatrically in September. Tim is also Series Script Editor for the ABC1 sitcom Ricketts Lane (2015) and co-writer/script-editor of the comedy feature The BBQ (filmed Feb 2017).
Tim is a member of the international comedy success trio the Doug Anthony All Stars (D.A.A.S with Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler) since 1984. They reformed in 2013 (with Paul ‘Flacco’ Livingston) and have since enjoyed many sold-out major theatre tours both nationally, and most recently across the U.K including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out shows in London.
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 Monkey – Writing Narrative Comedy. 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).