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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

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Episode 16 - Doing It Yourself!

28th January 2016.   41 minutes.

Do your big plans for 2016 include making a YouTube video to showcase your brilliant sitcom script? Listen to the advice of James and Dave before you decide. Plus the...

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Episode 15 - The Shape of Sits to Com

14th January 2016.   34 minutes.

In this action-packed episode, Dave and James discuss what commissioners say they're looking for in 2016, and what they really are looking for. They're joined by The Times' Comedy Critic...

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Episode 13 - Jokes

17th December 2015.   43 minutes.

James and Dave talk about those things that are easily forgotten as you establish your characters and plot your stories: jokes. We also look at the First Ten Pages of...

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Episode 11 - The Rise of the Writer-Performer

19th November 2015.   38 minutes.

With the rise of the writer-performer sitcom, Dave and James look at what this means for the humble sitcom writer. (SPOILERS: There are pros. And there are cons.) Also: The...

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Episode 10 - Secondary Characters

5th November 2015.   45 minutes.

This week: secondary characters who populate your sitcom. Dave (the posh snob) Cohen and James (the cockney spiv) Cary discuss how to make sure your archetypes don't turn into stereotypes....

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Episode 9 - Ensemble Sitcoms

22nd October 2015.   35 minutes.

We've had larger-than-life monsters and odd couples, in this episode James and Dave explore the ensemble sitcom, where many characters vie for our attention. Expect the name 'David Croft' to...

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Episode 8 - The First Ten Pages

8th October 2015.   35 minutes.

Hey! You! Look! Producers and script readers need to be grabbed by your script from the opening page. In this episode, James and Dave discuss the essential ingredients required in...

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Episode 7 - Finding the Right Stories

24th September 2015.   44 minutes.

What's the story? Now you have characters you need lots to happen to them. Things that allow them to dig themselves so deep into holes it'll take the rest of...

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Episode 4 - Writing Pilots

13th August 2015.   34 minutes.

This episode Dave and James offer advice about choosing the best story to write up for your pilot episode. And using the benefit of hindsight they send you off to...

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Episode 3 - Odd Couples

30th July 2015.   35 minutes.

This week James and Dave discuss mismatched couples and why, despite everything, they stick together. Whether they're part of a family, partners, work colleagues, or simply unable to separate, these...

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Episode 2 - Larger Than Life

16th July 2015.   38 minutes.

James and Dave discuss sitcom characters, how they need to be 'Larger than Life' and how you can normally push them much further than you think. They also discuss characters...

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