- Friday 3rd March 2023
If you want to be a successful comedy writer, your scripts will have to be funny. There is no two ways about it. So, here is a checklist of "funny" that your script should ideally deliver...
- Wednesday 15th February 2023
A guide to the origin of jokes in narrative comedy writing.
- Friday 10th February 2023
Certain tried and tested jokes structures have evolved over time, and some knowledge of the rudiments of their forms can be helpful to comedy writers. We look at some of the structures in this article.
- Tuesday 26th April 2022
You've been invited into a writers' room - on either a panel show or sitcom - as the most junior writer. Here are some hopefully helpful things to bear in mind as you work out how to conduct yourself.
- Sunday 28th November 2021
Fine-tuning a joke is important because it can mean the difference between its success or failure, whether it "lands" and makes people laugh or not. It is also the difference between being a lazy hack and a real craftsperson of comedy. Here's some thoughts and tips on the topic...
- Friday 29th October 2021