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It's tempting to try and reinvent the sitcom. You are welcome to try. Far be it from me to stop you.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 14th January 2021
Big Talk Productions CEO Kenton Allen is typically straight when reflecting on 2020. "A disaster," he says, surveying the economic wreckage of Covid-19 over a Zoom call from his home in London last month. Like countless others, the pandemic has blown a huge hole in Big Talk's earnings and created unthinkable headaches for the company, which should have been celebrating a very healthy 12 months.Jake Kanter, Deadline, 13th January 2021
If you're trying to write a sitcom, or get into sitcom writing, it's worth taking a step back to ask what you're getting into. What even is a sitcom?James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 12th January 2021
Last week we looked at topical comedy as one of the quickest ways to become a professional paid comedy writer. Unfortunately writing topical comedy is also one of the most exclusive comedy jobs.Dave Cohen, Dave Cohen's Blog, 11th January 2021
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 157 - Rejection And Waste And Other Jolly News
Welcome to a new year of comedy writing, as Dave talks about writing topical comedy (hence the rejection and waste), James tries to enforce good habits for writers (other jolly...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 156 - 2021 Vision
Dave and James reveal their plans for next year, including the launch of The Situation Room, home for James's brilliant new online sitcom writing masterclass. Meanwhile Dave will be finding...
ComComPod: Episode 359 - Aunty Donna (return)
Zach, Mark and Broden return to the podcast on one of the last stops of the campaign trail for their new Netflix special Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House Of Fun....
ComComPod: Episode 358 - Nigel Ng (return)
There's going viral, and then there's Uncle Roger. His MSG-loving, rice-reviewing, phone-case wearing archetypical Asian uncle character has seen Nigel Ng jump from 20, 000 to 2.8M YouTube subscribers during...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 155 - So That Was 2020
Dave and James look back on the closed down year - what is comedy drama, scene competitions and a little shard of light and love for our fellow comedy scriptwriters....