Avoiding confusion

The One.... Image shows left to right: Harry Enfield, Ronnie Corbett

"Confusion is the enemy of comedy."

It's a comedy writing truth we regularly try to emphasise to our members - though, judging by some of the material we read, with varying degrees of success.

If, as we hope you will, you enter our latest Writing Award - cash prizes up for grabs! - it's a phrase that we'd particularly like you to bear in mind.

Sketches, in particular, tend to rely on ideas that are instantly digestible.

Perhaps your sketch offers a fresh, modern twist on a classic sketch or sketch form - The One Ronnie's Blackberry sketch is a...

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Published: Thursday 16th May 2024

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