British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 2

  1. Writing topical comedy in an ever-changing news landscape

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 25th March 2020

    It's pretty hard to keep up with the pace of the news at the moment, but here's some tips for how to write good topical comedy in an ever-changing news landscape.

  2. Dave Bibby. Copyright: Karla Gowlett.

    Tips for building an audience during coronavirus

    • Article
    • 18th March 2020

    Comedian Dave Bibby offers a list of ways comedy performers can survive whilst the country is in lockdown due to coronavirus.

  3. Union JACK Radio want to broadcast stand-up sets

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 18th March 2020

    Union JACK Radio is looking for comedians to send in stand-up material for them to broadcast as part of a new comedy radio show - #StandUpToCorona.

  4. Comedy Crowd TV launches video competition

    • Article
    • Production
    • 13th March 2020

    Comedy Crowd TV has launched a competition involving creating a short video. Finalists will have their work screened at the BFI, and the winner will get £250.

  5. Short Com launches script competition

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 11th March 2020

    Short Com, the comedy screening organisation, has announced its first ever script competition.

  6. What I learned about stand-up from starting to do stand-up

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 5th March 2020

    The Mash Report writer Adam Baird talks through what he learnt about performing stand-up comedy when he decided to jump in and give it a try.

  7. The Secret Reviewer #12: Out of Sight

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 1st March 2020

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: reviewers should remain off-radar.

  8. Horse Feathers Comedy logo.

    Monthly £1k competition announces first winner

    • Article
    • 28th February 2020

    A new, monthly £1,000-prize video competition has announced its first winner, Sean Turner.

  9. Lee Mack and Sandi Toksvig to speak at Big Comedy Conference

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 26th February 2020

    Not Going Out creator and star Lee Mack will be attending the Big Comedy Conference in London on April 25th to discuss studio audience sitcom, whilst Sandi Toksvig, who is president of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, will deliver a keynote speech.

  10. Interview with Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 18th February 2020

    Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin talks about what it's like to run a comedy club chain. This interview includes some tips for comedians on how to get noticed by club bookers.