Make It - Advice & Insight for Performers & Writers
This area of our website is for aspiring comedy writers and performers. Here you'll find news of opportunities, plus advice & insight. We haven't fully launched it yet - when we have there'll be lots of 'how to' articles and directories of courses and the likes here too.
An article in which Dave Cohen looks at the structure of a joke, and explains how it fits into the classic three act story structure first defined by Aristotle. Read
Nine of the brave souls who performed stand-up for the first time as part of the Changing Faces charity gig report back on their experience. Will they get back on stage again? Read
Are you a comedian full of puns? If so, here's how to enter to become the 2015 UK Pun Champion. You can hear last year's final here too. Read
Daniel Brierley, one of the winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe writing competition, blogs about having his work showcased at the New York Television Festival. Read
A diary recounting taking an 8 week stand-up course with tutor Logan Murray. Read
|Published 23rd October
A blog from Craig Beadle discussing what caused him to decide to sign up to a stand-up course. Read
|Published 22nd October
Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye is amongst the latest speakers announced for November's Big Comedy Conference. Details
|Published 18th October
The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 - which takes place in Manchester on the 28th and 29th October - has announced various panels and workshops which will be of interest to comedy creators. Read
|Published 7th October
Entry is now open for the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards 2015. The heats start in mid-January. Read
Q&A with director Theo Davies.
Comedy Blogedy, 26th November 2014
Darren Smith and Jack Cheshire have joined the indie's growing development team on a part time basis, and will be responsible for driving DLT's push into comedy.
Written by Patrick Munn. TV Wise, 25th November 2014
Learning how to deal with the tough times is a necessity in the world of showbiz.
Written by Matt Tiller. 22nd November 2014
Ever had the urge to stand on a crate in a room full of strangers? Cariad Lloyd has everything you need to know.
Written by Cariad Lloyd. Standard Issue, 21st November 2014
Justin Moorhouse, writer Jim Poyser and marketing agency MC2 have joined together to form a new production company.
Prolific North, 20th November 2014
Georgia Sharp is an agent's assistant at JLA and writes exclusively for Comedy Blogedy about the corporate comedy world.
Written by Georgia Sharp. Comedy Blogedy, 17th November 2014
If you use the exclusive code at the bottom of this posting, you can get a £20 discount off the price of attending the second annual Big Comedy Conference which the British Comedy Guide is holding in London on Saturday 29th November (9.00am to 7.00pm).
Written by John Fleming. John Fleming's Blog, 14th November 2014
The reason for this blog is to let you know that those real comedy geeks over at the British Comedy Guide a running another conference on Saturday 29th November 2014. I'm really glad that these guys are running comedy conferences because they just love comedy. And that comes through in everything they do.
Written by James Cary. Sitcom Geek, 11th November 2014
We talk to Peter Dixon, who runs Funny Way To Be Comedy Club in Barnard Castle.
Written by Andrew Dipper. Giggle Beats, 3rd November 2014
Ever fancied writing comedy for the wireless? Give Gabby Hutchinson Crouch a Jelly Baby and she'll tell you how.
Written by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch. Standard Issue, 24th October 2014
Later this year we will fully launch our 'Make It' area. Here's what else you can expect:
Advice and insight on sitcom writing, sketch comedy, satire, gag writing, performing (stand-up / acting), producing and directing from top experts.
A directory of courses and workshops.
Discounted consultation services.
A big collection of links to additional interesting articles and useful websites that can be found elsewhere on the internet.
And a special new exciting project exclusive to this website which we hope will help new writers get their material broadcast. It will be open to all and free to get involved!
A discussion with 'troubled comedian' Richard Gadd about topics such as mining one's life for material. Read
Julian Clary has signed a two book deal with a publishing company to write children's novels. Read
Peter Kay's much loved sitcom Phoenix Nights will return as a live stage show in January. Read
The comedy drama about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems is to return. Read
Who do you think will win at the British Comedy Awards? Have a guess on our interactive website. Enter
Rebecca Front chats to Richard Herring about some of her comedy acting roles in this episode of RHLSTP. Listen
E4 has commissioned 2 new series of panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on internet celebrities. Read
The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda. Read
We have three copies of the brand new Birds Of A Feather Christmas Specials DVD to give away. Win
Voting for the British Comedy Awards 2014 King or Queen category has launched. Pick from 6: Read
We've got five copies of Russell Howard's brand new DVD, Wonderbox Live, to give away. Win
The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read
Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read
Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read
Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter
Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen
Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read