British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 10

  1. Notes from the first Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 21st August 2020

    Following on from their recent writing competition, Short Com director Chris Aitken runs through some of the common habits new sitcom writers portray, and gives suggestions for how people can potentially improve their scripts.

  2. The Long Game: How one novel decision can boost a script's potential

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 20th August 2020

    Adam Kay had a great insider tip for getting scripts noticed, but it involves a big rewrite.

  3. Turning the situation into a comedy

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 7th August 2020

    Bennett Arron discusses how, in lockdown, he has been helping comedy writers via his online sitcom writing workshops.

  4. Short Com writing competition 2020 longlist

    • News
    • Writing
    • 5th August 2020

    Short Com has revealed the list of writers and scripts that have made it on to the longlist for its first sitcom writing competition.

  5. Semi-finalists revealed for Funny Women Stage Award 2020

    • News
    • Performance
    • 4th August 2020

    The semi-finalists have been revealed for the Funny Women Stage Award 2020.

  6. Dos and Don'ts for New Comedy Writers

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 2nd August 2020

    Top comedy producer and recent BBC Studios Comedy Exec Simon Nicholls offers up some suggested Dos and Don'ts for new comedy writers.

  7. The Secret Reviewer.

    The Secret Reviewer #17: Dancing with the Devil

    • Article
    • 1st August 2020

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Should working with shady characters come with the showbiz territory?

  8. Funny Women Awards.

    Funny Women Awards Writing and Video shortlists 2020

    • News
    • 31st July 2020

    The Funny Women Awards have announced the shortlists for their Writing and Comedy Shorts (video) awards for 2020.

  9. BCG Pro Talent Awards: Production 2020 results

    • News
    • Production
    • 31st July 2020

    The results of the first ever BCG Pro Talent Awards: Production have been announced. Directors Big Red Button were selected by the judges.

  10. Scotland's Hate Crime Bill and its threat to comedy

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 31st July 2020

    Comedian Leo Kearse shares his alarm over his home nation's latest proposed legislation, and the dangers it poses to the free speech necessary for comedy.