Joanne Lau


Represented by

Louisa Minghella

Joanne Lau is a former neuroscientist/comedian, and an alumni of the BBC Writersroom Comedy Room and BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. She’s been a finalist for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum - TV Drama, Royal Court Theatre/Kudos Writing Fellowship, Cinequest Teleplay 60, and Funny Women Awards. Joanne is developing projects across TV, theatre, radio, and film. Her work has appeared on Netflix, Apple TV, HBO Max, Comedy Central, CBBC, Cbeebies, CITV, BBC Radio4, Arcola Theatre, Storyhouse, Omnibus Theatre, and been published in the Routledge Anthology of Short Plays with Great Roles for Women. Prior to writing full-time, Joanne spent 15 years in academic neuroscience research working on pain disorders, brain tumours, and other ways your nervous system can go horribly wrong. She solved exactly none of those things.


In Development:

Dead Smart - Brock Media
The Fictional Man - The Forge/Sky
The Christmas Party - Sprout Pictures Chinglish - Tyke Films
Cooped - Dancing Fox
Grey Matter - West Road Pictures
Ghoul Scouts - Threewise Entertainment Homebird - Brock Media/BBC Limehouse - DCM
Cleopatra Wong - Ink Factory
Anyone Seen Max? - Saltbeef
Killer Mix Tape - CBBC

Television and Film:

East Mode - Comedy Central
Sunnyridge 3 - Blink Industries/Disney Plus
Kenny Vs - Blink Industries/Disney Plus
Mojo Swoptops - Blue Zoo
Specs - Lupus/Apple TV
Gecko's Garage - Moonbug/Netflix
Treasure Tales - Screen Glue/CBBC
Ted's Top Ten - Zodiak Kids/CITV
Silverpoint - Zodiak Kids/CBBC
Partytown - Black Dog Television/ITV2
Music Time - Moonbug/Netflix
Theodosia - Cottonwood - HBO Max
Don't Blame Me, Blame My Brain - Screen Glue/CBBC Big Tree City - Blue Zoo/Netflix
Hey You, What If? - Screen Glue/CBBC
Kit and Pup - CBeebies
Class Dismissed - CBBC
Hair, Teeth, and All - ArtsEd


Worth - New Earth Theatre/Storyhouse
The Kentucky Meat Shower - Sphinx Theatre/New Earth Theatre Tuesday At The Library - Moongate Productions/Omnibus Theatre Worth - New Earth Theatre
Love By Numbers - Little Pieces of Gold


Sketchtopia - BBC Radio 4
Drop The Dead Panda - BBC Radio 4 Misguided Meditations - BBC Radio 4


Barbie Vlogs - Mattel
Creating Apart - Exit Pursued by Panda/Arts Council East Asian Shorts - BBC Online


Sphinx 30 Programme - Writer 2020-21
Royal Court Theatre/Kudos Fellowship - Shortlist 2019
Yellow Earth Professional Writers Programme - Writer 2017-19 Canneseries/MIPTV In Development - Finalist 2018
Felix Dexter Bursary - Shortlist 2017
BBC New Talent Hotlist - Writer 2017
Cinequest Teleplay 60 - Finalist 2017
BBC Writersroom Comedy Room - Finalist 2015
Funny Women Comedy Writing Award - Finalist 2014
Sitcom Mission - Finalist 2014

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