British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 2

  1. The Secret Reviewer #28: Please Lower Your Expectations

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 1st July 2021

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Hype and hopes can ruin everything.

  2. Ian Moore.

    French farce: Ian Moore on moving from stand-up to novel writing

    • Article
    • 1st July 2021

    In normal times Ian Moore commutes to UK gigs from his home in France. As he publishes his comic crime novel, Death and Croissants, he offers advice to fellow comics on travel, carving a niche for yourself, writing, and more.

  3. Simon Allen on creating The Watch

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 1st July 2021

    Simon Allen talks about writing and producing The Watch, the comedy drama based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. There's some great insights from him in this piece.

  4. Balancing characters in a show

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 29th June 2021

    No matter what kind of show you're writing, making sure that you have the right characters is crucial.

  5. The Stand-Up Tune-Up, No.3: Paul Revill on the art of compering

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 24th June 2021

    Many acts may have lost their mojo at the microphone over the last 18 months. So as regular stand-up returns, we're getting advice from the experts. This time: MC Paul Revill talks about how to wrangle a crowd.

  6. Why bother? Some good (and bad) reasons to be a comedian

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 22nd June 2021

    If it's such hard work being a comedian, why bother? Good question. There are many good reasons (and some less good reasons) for becoming a comedian...

  7. My Comedy Career: Ariane Sherine

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 19th June 2021

    Ariane Sherine shares with us what she has learnt whilst working as a writer and podcaster. Her honest answers are very interesting to read.

  8. The Value of Networking?

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 14th June 2021

    Writers Ed Amsden and Tom Coles discuss how accurate the adage "it's not what you know, it's who you know" is, when it comes to comedy writing work.

  9. Join the writers' room for ITV panel show 'Sorry, I Didn't Know'

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 10th June 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    TriForce Productions are looking for two new writers to join the writers' room on ITV panel show Sorry, I Didn't Know. All new writers are eligible to apply.

  10. BCG Pro Sessions video: Lily Williams

    • Video
    • Writing
    • 8th June 2021

    This video recording of our BCG Pro Sessions chat with top agent Lily Williams comprehensively discusses the topic of how to get an agent. There's also lots of insight into just what an agent does, how writers can pick up work, and more.