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
25th October 2018. 39 minutes.
Return of the Mash. It's back! Surprise TV hit of the year, The Mash Report, returns for a new series. Dave and James talk to Tim Telling, the man who... Listen
18th October 2018. 33 minutes.
Dave and James continue their chat with comedy writing legend
Steven Moffat about time travelling on a budget, the triumph of Coupling and The Mystery Of Whether Or Not Sherlock... Listen
11th October 2018. 41 minutes.
Part one of a fascinating interview with the great
Steven Moffat - one of our most successful writers whose work includes Sherlock, Coupling and a certain Doctor who he discusses... Listen
27th September 2018. 46 minutes.
Dave and James talk about kickstarting - and continuing - your career by making comedy yourself, in all its forms. What are the options?
13th September 2018. 42 minutes.
Dave and James talk to the brilliant character actor from both
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Blackadder, Geoffrey McGivern. He has many years of experience, reading and performing the... Listen
30th August 2018. 54 minutes.
Dave and James back from the summer with lots to report including the return of
Newsjack, the great audience sitcom revival part 897 and several attempts to answer the impossible... Listen
16th August 2018. 45 minutes.
Dave and James have a strangely therapeutic conversation with
Saskia Schuster, Controller of Comedy at ITV; about how sitcoms get on to ITV and the agony of turning shows down.... Listen
2nd August 2018. 52 minutes.
James talks down the line to top US comedy writer and novelist
Jonathan Ames about the hilarious HBO series Bored To Death, being championed by David Letterman and... Are You... Listen
19th July 2018. 48 minutes.
"My job isn't to tell the writer how to be better, my job is to help them figure out what they want to write." Plenty of excellent advice for ALL...
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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