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stand-up comedian, improviser and humorist



HuffPost blogger, best-selling author of funny and serious books, scripts and feature articles; books have  sold almost half a million copies worldwide, in sixteen languages




teacher and one-to-one coach in professional development

DIY comedy courses held regularly near Brighton UK


Gerry doing stand-up at Brighton Comedy Festival:


Gerry’s classic DIY Comedy workshop, televised on Hong Kong TV:


Gerry Thompson describes his journey to empowerment through comedy:


Diary of a Pedant: Gerry complaining….again….this time about cooks


Diary of a Pedant contd: the expectedness of the unexptected

What the great and good have said about Gerry’s books:

Amazon #1 bestselling humorous author Tom Cutler:

“I’m reading your book but have had to break off to tell you how brilliant I think it is. I haven’t laughed so hard for ages. I’m getting on my wife’s nerves because I keep reading bits out and wheezing with mirth. I just cried laughing and had to put the book down.”

Seamus Heaney, Nobel prize winner for poetry:
“Great swing, and relish!”

Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole and other books:
“Loved it – very funny”

Time Out magazine, London:
“Witty and informative”

Bernie Seigal, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles:
“I read the book to our cats and dogs. My wife and our rabbit listened too. It has helped us all!”

Big Issue magazine:
“Perfect for anyone who is sanctimonious, with a knitted pullover”


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