British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 4

  1. 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.

  2. BCG Pro Talent Awards: Production 2021 open

    • Article
    • Production
    • 1st February 2021

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Signature.

    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.

  9. David Nobbs Memorial Trust 2021 competition open

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 26th January 2021

    The David Nobbs Memorial Trust sketch and sitcom writing competition is now open for 2021 entries. The deadline is 12th March.

  10. Stage Door.

    How to direct a stand-up comedy show

    • Article
    • 22nd January 2021

    Ever thought of directing a stand-up comedian's show, or - if you're a comedian - bringing on board a director to help you hone your performance? We run through what is involved, from the perspective of the person who would be directing.