Sitcom Geeks

Sitcom Geeks

A podcast series for those interested in the mechanics of situation comedy. James Cary and Dave Cohen discuss the art of sitcom writing for TV and Radio.

Episode 177 - Hat Trick Sitcom Script Competition

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Published: 21st October 2021.   Length: 44 mins.   Size: 61.4mb

Exciting news - today Sitcom Geeks launch our Sitcom Script Competition in association with the mighty Hat Trick and BCG Pro - with £1000 for the winning script. What we're looking for, what we're not looking for, why it's free to enter and what to do next, all discussed in breathless excited detail by James and Dave. Competition website

Previous episodes

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Episode 173 - Knowing Me, Knowing You

26th August 2021.   38 minutes.

You've created a great character - congratulations! Now all you need to do is create another, and another, and build your stories around them. This episode Dave and James delve...


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Episode 170 - Tell Don't Show

15th July 2021.   48 minutes.

James and Dave explain what's needed in the final steps before you write the first draft of your script. Plus comedy news - the backlash against the government's Channel 4...


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Episode 164 - Where Do You Start?

22nd April 2021.   46 minutes.

As viewing habits change, we have to find new ways to hook our viewers. Dave and James talk about big entrances, life changing starts, tough choices and when you should...


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Episode 163 - The State of Things

8th April 2021.   42 minutes.

What will the comedy writing landscape look like as we come out of covid? James and Dave are surprisingly upbeat about the future for comedy writing despite the demise of...


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Episode 161 - Funny Business

11th March 2021.   49 minutes.

James and Dave discuss the importance, if you want to get on in comedy, of having A Plan. Plus we announce the winner of Dave's Making A Scene Of It...


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James Cary.

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

Dave Cohen.

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. @cohendave

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