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Rood Eye

  • Friday 8th March 2019, 2:39pm
  • England
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Quote: Humpty Dumpty @ 8th March 2019, 2:03 PM

It does have dialogue, yes. I could easily write it out and use drawings, if need be, of the visual parts.
So, id I did that, where/who would I send it to please?

Next month (April), the BBC Writers' Room are looking for comedy scripts - but they'll have to be a hell of a lot longer and much better developed than the sketch you appear to have in mind.

Perhaps you could expand the idea?

Details here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/send-a-script

Good luck!

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Chappers

  • Friday 8th March 2019, 10:07pm
  • Surreyish., England
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I'm sorry Humpty but it really is very difficult if you're an unknown.

The responses may seem a bit harsh. The only really viable thing is to film it yourself and put it on YouTube. Then if the right person sees it you could get discovered. Don't wait up though.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 8th March 2019, 10:14pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Chappers @ 8th March 2019, 10:07 PM

The responses may seem a bit harsh.

That's a fair point, Chappers.

As soon as I'd made my first post in this thread, I did think it might seem a bit curt to someone who doesn't know what a splendid chap I am at heart.

That's the danger of the written word: unless somebody knows the writer well, it can be difficult to judge the tone in which a post was written. A good-natured remark can come across like a vitriolic attack if it's misinterpreted.

That's true of everybody who puts finger to keyboard, of course, but it's especially true of many comedy writers whose whole raison d'être is to be provocative, to take a controversial position purely to stir the emotions of the reader and, on forum like this, hopefully to instigate intelligent (and, even more hopefully, humourous) debate.

I've lost count of the number of people I've upset online without ever intending to do so. :(

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coiledslinky

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 6:13pm
  • Wiltshire, England
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It does have dialogue, yes. I could easily write it out and use drawings, if need be, of the visual parts.
So, id I did that, where/who would I send it to please?
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Hi Humpty!

The Comedy Crowd (www.thecomedycrowd.com) and London Comedy Writers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/thelcw/) both other a safe space to explore new ideas and meet creators who could help you turn your idea into reality.

As the other posters suggest, writers looking to create visual comedy tend to need to film their own material or find some like-minded people to do it for them. Getting it performed on stage is a much much easier route if you can find some perfomers or are brave enough to do it yourself!

If you're happy writing something suitable for radio/podcasts then there are open door opportunities such as Sketch Please! (https://twitter.com/sketchpleasepod?lang=en) and Newsjack (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1hDdvFLfWClPHW7zT3sq01S/submit-a-sketch)

Best,
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Dan

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 8th April 2019, 7:14am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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I don't think Humpty Dumpty is an unknown; I've heard of him.

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garyd

  • Monday 8th April 2019, 1:45pm [Edited]
  • England
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He may well be a good egg but if Humpty Dumpty thinks he has any chance of someone taking on his unsolicited sketch he must be cracked!

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 11th April 2019, 8:06am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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As long as the Eggman is altogether. Geek

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 14th April 2019, 10:57am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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As said above, Humpty. Get on Upwork, get on Guru, get on Fiverr. Market yourself as a comic writer and then you'll get stuff sold.

...he's gone, hasn't he?