James Cary.

James Cary

BCG Features

Advice to writers

Friday 13th September 2019

Here's four bits of brilliant advice for those thinking of making a career as a comedy writer.

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13 rules of sitcom

Tuesday 10th September 2019

James Cary reveals 13 important rules of writing sitcom. From giving your characters hell, through to avoiding outside locations - there's lots of advice here.

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Press Clippings

Edinburgh Fringe review

One4Review, August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe review

The Edinburgh Reporter, August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe review

Squirrel Comedy, August 2019

Mistakes in the 1st ten pages of your sitcom script: 5

Mistake 5: You're writing a series of vignettes, not a sitcom.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 21st March 2019

What makes a truly great sitcom?

I was asked this question the other day. (Actually it was on the private Facebook group for Patreon Subscribers for Sitcom Geeks. One of the perks of supporting the podcast): What makes a truly great sitcom?

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 4th March 2019

The Sacred Art Of Joking by James Cary review

Much comedy output comes with the disclaimer: "Not for the easily offended." But that's precisely who SHOULD be reading this book about how jokes can backfire.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 18th January 2019

5 mistakes in first pages of your sitcom script: 4

You're writing a panel game, not a sitcom.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 12th December 2018

5 mistakes in first pages of your sitcom script: 3

You're basically writing a CV, not a sitcom.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 3rd December 2018