British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 5

  1. Bec Hill and Micky Overman on life as a stand-up

    • Video
    • Performance
    • 5th March 2021

    A 50 minute video in which stand-up comedians Bec Hill and Micky Overman discuss the highs and lows of working on the UK stand-up circuit, including what life is like travelling between gigs.

  2. Stand-up and HIGNFY writer Kevin Day, on turning comedy into your day job

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 4th March 2021

    Kevin Day on HIGNFY's gag rate, the modern ways to make an impact, and how just talking the talk can make a big difference.

  3. Authors' unions launch investigation into contribution publishers

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 3rd March 2021

    The Society of Authors and Writers' Guild of Great Britain are launching an investigation into book publishers that charge authors for publishing their work.

  4. Re-writing Reluctant Persuaders without a studio audience

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 2nd March 2021

    Edward Rowett, the creator of Radio 4's Reluctant Persuaders, explains how he re-wrote Series 4 to work without a studio audience. The techniques are quite different, so there's some very interesting insight in his article.

  5. Felix Dexter Bursary 2021 open for applications

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 2nd March 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    The Felix Dexter Bursary, the BBC scheme that helps BAME writers, is now open for 2021 entries.

  6. Gary Sinyor on creating Hapless

    • Article
    • Production
    • 1st March 2021

    Writer and director Gary Sinyor talks us through how he created the sitcom Hapless, which is now appearing on streaming platform My5. He explains how he got the self-funded project up-and-running and, in the process, captured the interest of TV networks.

  7. Funny Dot Comp winners revealed

    • News
    • Writing
    • 1st March 2021

    The results of Funny Dot Comp, Pozzitive Television's radio comedy development opportunity, have now been announced. Scripts by Mark Daniels, William Vandyck, Hudson Hughes, Lizzie Hopley and Olivia Mace were picked.

  8. The Secret Reviewer.

    The Secret Reviewer #24: Relocation, Relocation

    • Article
    • 1st March 2021

    Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Should we all just move to Scotland?

  9. Looking back at Two Pints

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 28th February 2021

    Loved by its audience and loathed by critics, this week marked the 20th anniversary of sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Comedy writer Tim Dawson, who got his first break on the show, reveals what he learned and reflects on the programme's achievements.

  10. Cutting Down Sketches

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 28th February 2021

    In this article we focus on one of the biggest mistakes new sketch-writers make: writing sketches that are too long. Here's some handy tips for how to make your sketches leaner on the page.