British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 4

  1. Zoë Tomalin wins David Nobbs 2021 writing competition

    • News
    • Writing
    • 29th July 2021

    Zoë Tomalin has been selected as the winner of the David Nobbs Memorial Trust's 2021 comedy writing competition.

  2. If you build it, they will read it

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 27th July 2021

    Dave Cohen reports back on what's he's learnt from running a course designed to help you speed from nought to first draft in eight weeks flat.

  3. Things to do before you start writing a sitcom

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 23rd July 2021

    Simon Nicholls, the creator of Falmouth University's flexible online Master's course in Comedy Writing, discusses what you should do in the early stages of a comic idea; before you type your first word.

  4. Edinburgh TV Festival Ones To Watch 2021

    • News
    • Production
    • 22nd July 2021

    The Edinburgh TV Festival has named Rachel-Anne Clarke, Sian Harries, Yasmeen Khan, Gina Lyons and Zoë Tomalin on its Ones To Watch 2021 list.

  5. My Comedy Career: Nat Saunders

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 21st July 2021

    Comedy creator Nat Saunders talks about the importance of tenacity, how every new show is a struggle to get off the ground, why bullying in the industry is a real hot topic for him, and more.

  6. BBC New Comedy Awards 2021 open for entries

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 19th July 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    The BBC New Comedy Awards - the nationwide talent search to find the best new comedians - is now open for 2021 entries. There's a new Digital Comedy category. You have until Sunday 15th August to enter.

  7. BCG Pro Sessions video: Martin Trenaman

    • Video
    • Performance
    • 15th July 2021

    The recording of the BCG Pro Sessions Q&A with actor and writer Martin Trenaman. Amongst other things, he talks about his experiences of appearing in shows such as The Inbetweeners, offers sitcom writing insight, and discusses scripting material for panel shows.

  8. Jon Petrie becomes BBC Director of Comedy

    • News
    • Production
    • 9th July 2021

    Jon Petrie will be the new BBC Director of Comedy.

  9. Marketing yourself as a comedian: the long game

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 9th July 2021

    Marketing in live comedy is a long game for comedians. One flyering campaign or one big poster does not make a career. Sometimes, it doesn't even make a gig...

  10. Mary O'Connell and Danielle Vitalis get BBC Studios production placements

    • News
    • Production
    • 8th July 2021

    Mary O'Connell and Danielle Vitalis have been selected for the BBC Studios Creator Residents scheme, where they will focus on developing their skills in comedy production.