British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 11

  1. Gemma Arrowsmith: Everything I know about writing, I learned from sketch comedy

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 1st February 2021

    With her sketch show special coming soon to Radio 4, we asked Gemma Arrowsmith to explain why every comedy writer should hone their sketch writing skills.

  2. Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia appointed as BBC staff writers

    • News
    • Writing
    • 1st February 2021

    BBC Studios has announced its up-and-coming comedy staff writers for 2021 will be Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia.

  3. Joe Hullait appointed Channel 4 commissioning executive

    • News
    • Production
    • 1st February 2021

    TV producer and writer Joe Hullait has been appointed as Channel 4's new commissioning executive for comedy.

  4. BCG Pro Talent Awards: Production 2021 open

    • Article
    • Production
    • 1st February 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    The BCG Pro Talent Awards for Production are open for entry. If you're a director, producer, editor or have another other behind-the-scenes role on visual or audio comedy projects, submit your work for the industry judging panel to see.

  5. The Secret Reviewer #23: Get the Picture

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 1st February 2021

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: It's never too early to get prepped for self-promotion.

  6. Comedians: how to start and grow your Patreon page

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 31st January 2021

    Patreon can be a great way for comedians to make money. We talk through how to successfully launch a Patreon account.

  7. My Comedy Career: Jan Etherington

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 30th January 2021

    Jan Etherington has been writing sketches and sitcoms since the 1980s. After a sea swimming session (she goes every day!), Jan kindly gave us her time to answer our My Comedy Career questions.

  8. Juggling comedy writing with a paid job

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 28th January 2021

    Thinking about trying to juggle a part-time or full-time job with a career in comedy writing? We take a look at the options you have, and offer up some tips for getting the balance right.

  9. James Cary on Writing Your Sitcom

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 27th January 2021

    Top sitcom writer James Cary is sharing his knowledge via a new online course. In this interview he talks about how to get started in comedy, the common mistakes people make in scripts, and the benefits of taking his course.

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    The awkward bits of working with an agent

    • Article
    • 26th January 2021

    To get some insight on the positives and negatives of having an agent, we asked an established writer-performer to tell us about their experiences of working with their agent.