Jon Brittain is a playwright, comedy writer and director. His plays include The Wake, Phillipa and Will are Now in a Relationship, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, My Imaginary Friend Patrick Stewart and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.
In the last few years he has created the sci-fi theatre night Blast Off, he has been one of the Theatre503 Five and a member of the Royal Court Studio Group, and he has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices, having been chosen for both the 24 Hour Plays in 2010 and the TS Eliot US Exchange in 2011 and winning their second Time Warner Ignite competition with his play The Spies in Room 502 which was subsequently made into a short film.
He has also written for Radio 4’s The Now Show, Comedy Huha’s Ted or Dead and Cartoon Network’s BAFTA and Emmy award winning The Amazing World of Gumball, and was one of twelve writers out of 3000 to be selected for the Channel 4 Screenwriters Course.
Most recently he directed comedian John Kearns’s Fosters Award winning show Sight Gags for Perverts and is currently developing a sitcom for ITV2 with comedian Suzi Ruffell.