11th April 2019. 38 minutes.
Dave and James talk about how you can buff up your script so it's ready to send off to someone important. They also talk a bit about residuals and royalties...
21st March 2019. 40 minutes.
James and Dave talk about what we learn from all the new comedy that's tumbling out of our tellies, the BBC Writersroom window, writing books, self-publishing and London Book Fair....
7th March 2019. 45 minutes.
You may have missed this item in the news, but apparently something called Brexit is about to happen. James is detained entertainingly with the team behind the unlikely Northern Ireland...
21st February 2019. 32 minutes.
Bonus episode, in which Dave and James catch up with the latest comedy news. Will we have to wait for
Coronation Street to finish before ITV commission any more comedy?... Listen
14th February 2019. 56 minutes.
Top British novelist and audience sitcom connoisseur
Jonathan Coe talks to James and Dave at Chortle Book Festival about 1970s sitcom books, Yes Minister, working with Clement & Le Frenais,... Listen
31st January 2019. 52 minutes.
Dave and James talk to writer and producer
Paul Mayhew-Archer, about his massive four-decade career making audience sitcoms: shows he co-wrote that went well, like The Vicar Of Dibley, shows... Listen
10th January 2019. 19 minutes.
Dave and James talk to
Moose Allain, otherwise known as the most consistently funny man on Twitter @MooseAllain about jokes, cartoons and Twitter (of course). Listen
20th December 2018. 78 minutes.
Dave and James bring up the ton with a live and lively chat from the Museum of Comedy with the brilliant
Marcus Brigstocke and top writer Sarah Morgan, about their... Listen
13th December 2018. 42 minutes.
Dave talks to stand-up, podcaster, kids' comedy pioneer
Tiernan Douieb about juggling stand-up, podcasting and kids' comedy (but not juggling), and the dangers of spreading yourself too thin. Listen
6th December 2018. 36 minutes.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Eric and Ernie. In this episode James talks to
Neil Forsyth, writer of the brilliant Eric, Ernie And Me (as well as the great Bob... Listen
29th November 2018. 43 minutes.
Dave has got a book out! About comedy writing! Who better to interview him about it than James? Plus questions answered about theme tunes, building your world, audience v non...
22nd November 2018. 36 minutes.
In this episode Al, Dave and James get all excited about one of the greatest sitcoms of all time -
Fawlty Towers. Listen
15th November 2018. 30 minutes.
Part one of an entertaining journey with comedy legend
Al Murray around the joy of making audiences laugh out loud at proper funny jokes - The Windsors, Spitting Image, Time... Listen
1st November 2018. 47 minutes.
James chats to
Julie Bower about watching Red Dwarf as a kid, quoting jokes in the school playground, the awfulness of conference calls, and creating the CBBC sitcom So Awkward.... Listen
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James Cary is a comedy writer for BBC TV and Radio. His latest series is Bluestone 42 for BBC Three, which he co-created and wrote with Richard Hurst. He met Richard working on Series 1 & 2 of BBC's award-winning sitcom, Miranda. James has also written episodes of My Hero and My Family for BBC One. His radio credits include three series of Hut 33, four series of Think the Unthinkable, and sketch show, Concrete Cow. He has also written four series of Another Case Of Milton Jones with, er, Milton Jones for BBC Radio 4. sitcomgeek.blogspot.co.uk @sitcomgeek Dave Cohen, a Perrier nominee in a previous century, was a founder member of the Comedy Store Players. In recent years he has become more known as a comedy writer, having written for Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and as a comic songwriter, co-creating the Radio 4 hit 15 Minute Musical and writing loads of songs for the hit BBC Childrens' Show Horrible Histories and ITV's Newzoids. His book How to be Averagely Successful at Comedy was published in 2013. davecohen.org.uk @cohendave