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Sitcom Geeks

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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.

Previous Episodes

Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 37 - It's All A Plot

1st December 2016.   44 minutes.

In this episode, Dave and James return to the pain and pleasure (and many other p's) of plotting. Plus two 'First Ten Pages'.

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Episode 35 - Off the Bus, You Loser

3rd November 2016.   34 minutes.

Dave and James talk about what makes a sitcom character - and the importance of familiarity, flaws and lack of self-awareness. Plus another brief appearance from the rodents.

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Episode 34 - Hell No! That's My Show

20th October 2016.   43 minutes.

Dave and James look at three First Ten Page pages, and answer some listener questions, including what happens when you switch on the TV and realise someone has got to...

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Episode 33 - Idiots

6th October 2016.   35 minutes.

We all love Dougal, Trigger and Bubble. There is a fine traditional of idiocy in sitcoms. James and Dave talk about the joys and challenges of idiots - and how...

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Episode 31 - The Podcast That Wasn't

8th September 2016.   9 minutes.

In this shorter episode, James answers an email and recommends other listening that should be of interest to sitcom writers. Back to normal soon. Promise!

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Episode 27 - First Ten Pages

30th June 2016.   50 minutes.

James and David talk about the pros and cons of crowdfunding sitcoms and give notes on the first ten pages of three scripts sent in by some brave listeners.

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Episode 26 - Notes

16th June 2016.   40 minutes.

Do you want some advice? Of course you don't, there's nothing more annoying than someone telling you what's wrong with your work of genius. In this episode Dave and James...

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Episode 25 - Edinburgh

2nd June 2016.   33 minutes.

In this episode Dave, James and Katie explain why - whether you're a writer, performer, writer-performer or spectator - it's essential you spend some time checking out the Edinburgh Fringe...

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Episode 19 - Welcome To Our World

10th March 2016.   36 minutes.

As if you don't have enough work to do creating believable funny characters and great stories, when you start to create a new sitcom you also need to think hard...

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Bill Dare.

Episode 18 - Bill Knows Best

25th February 2016.   30 minutes.

Bill Dare is a writer, producer, novelist, and Senior Tutor for the National Film and Television School's Comedy Writing course. James and Dave grill Bill about writing sitcom, how to...

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