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Thursday 19th July 2018
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
A report commissioned by the Writers' Guide Of Great Britain has revealed that TV sitcom in the UK is mainly created by male writers. Only 11% of British sitcoms are written predominantly by women.
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Podcast hosting platform Acast has teamed up with production company Wisebuddah to launch a competition to find a new podcast star.
Sunday 29th April 2018
Brendan Way from improv group The Parentheticals explains the importance of rehearsals when it comes to performing improvised comedy.
Wednesday 21st March 2018
The David Nobbs Memorial Trust has launched its 2018 comedy writing competition.
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I gained loads of experience on the bursary, with lots of talks from amazing writers and producers.Jonny Wright, BBC, 16th July 2018
The business of being funny is no laughing matter. Compared to genres like factual, reality and drama, comedy can be too expensive, too regionally specific and just too much of a risk.Ross Biddiscombe, IBC, 28th June 2018
An interview with podcasters Tim and Simon.Why Did The Chicken?, 19th June 2018
During the last couple of Comedy Room open submission windows we have noticed a surprisingly low number of scripts which felt like studio sitcoms.Robin Taylor, BBC, 15th June 2018
Hating the pilot but loving a YouTube clip the Coopers had made of a Scrabble-playing Kerry screaming to her mum "Is Dave a word?", the producer was clear: "The big thing we all wanted was that it should have the appearance of reality."Royal Television Society, 13th June 2018
Over the last 12 months, we have been busy here in the BBC Writersroom building relationships with BBC live music festivals in order to generate opportunities for new writers to gain their first broadcast credits by writing a 60 second monologue short, produced as part of the festival outreach.Celia Morgan, BBC, 13th June 2018