British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 11

  1. Comedy club owners on the impact of coronavirus

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 3rd April 2020

    We hear from Komedia, Just The Tonic and The Frog And Bucket comedy clubs about how the coronavirus lockdown is affecting their businesses, and what their predictions are for the future.

  2. My Comedy Career: Ashley Blaker

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 3rd April 2020

    Stand-up comedian and TV and radio producer Ashley Blaker talks about the importance of backing yourself in whatever way you can. Plus, the greatest excuse he heard from a TV commissioning editor.

  3. Edinburgh Festival fireworks.

    Has Coronavirus finally burst the Edinburgh Fringe bubble?

    • Article
    • 2nd April 2020

    The Edinburgh Fringe 2020 has been cancelled. Bruce Dessau ponders whether the festival will ever be the same again.

  4. Funny Women Awards.

    Funny Women Awards 2020 open for entries

    • Article
    • 1st April 2020

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    The Funny Women Awards 2020 are open for entry. There are prizes for performance, writing and short films/sketches.

  5. Louise Rennison National Funny Award.

    Comedy award for 11 to 18 year-olds launched

    • Article
    • 1st April 2020

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    The Louise Rennison National Funny Award for 11 to 18 year-olds is looking for up to 1,000 words, three pages of creative copy, or a funny video performance.

  6. The Secret Reviewer #13: Sympathy for the Devil

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 1st April 2020

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: critics can't expect much compassion in a crisis.

  7. How to plan your time and be productive

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 31st March 2020

    With so many possible distractions around the house, how do you be productive? Here's some tips on managing your time and consistently producing work.

  8. Adapting to the world of the writer-performer

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 28th March 2020

    Sitcoms are being dominated by the phenomenon known as the 'writer-performer'. BCG Pro takes a look at the options you have to try and adapt to this trend.

  9. Improv courses move online

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 27th March 2020

    Steve Roe from the Hoopla improv collective talks about how, with coronavirus keeping everyone at home, they are taking their workshops online via the Zoom video calling app.

  10. Robert Popper.

    Robert Popper interview

    • Article
    • 27th March 2020

    Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper talks about the intricacies of writing and producing the long-running sitcom. He has some great tips for new writers too.