British Comedy Guide

Calling cards

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Decent calling card scripts are essential for writers, particularly new and untested writers trying to break into the industry.

You can send them out at short notice and they will show producers and other potential collaborators what you're capable of.

Ideally you will write a number of them. Indeed, as with so much in comedy,

Three is the magic number.

Three scripts will allow you to explore a number of ideas, worlds, and themes - and demonstrate your ability in different aspects of the genre.

For example, you might write a studio audience sitcom script, a single camera comedy...

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Published: Monday 29th April 2024