British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 8

  1. Introducing SREP: set-up, reveal, escalation, payoff

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 30th April 2021

    In this exclusive extract from Chris Head's new book, he introduces SREP: a structure that can be used in writing sketches, sitcom scenes and stand-up.

  2. Free excerpts from Creating Comedy Narratives For Stage & Screen by Chris Head

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 30th April 2021

    Here - for FREE - are the first 17 pages of Chris Head's new book Creating Comedy Narratives for Stage and Screen.

  3. How to write great characters who work with the plot

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 29th April 2021

    Jack Bernhardt discusses how to ensure that your plots and characters are working together... so there's never a scenario where you character ends up doing something they absolutely would never do.

  4. My Comedy Career: Sebastian Thiel

    • Article
    • Production
    • 27th April 2021

    Sebastian Thiel has just finished directing the TV sitcom pilot Dreaming Whilst Black. We caught up with him to find out how he has built up his career. He has some great tips around focusing on yourself.

  5. BCG Pro Sessions video: Robert Popper

    • Video
    • Writing
    • 25th April 2021

    An hour-long video with top comedy writer, script editor, producer and performer Robert Popper. He chats about creating Friday Night Dinner, his writing process, and many other topics.

  6. 10 ways to overcome Writer's Block

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 23rd April 2021

    In this article we discuss ten ways that comedy writers can deal with writer's block. From questioning your characters to the 45 minute rule, this advice should help you fill that script page.

  7. Heart in hands image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay.

    Giving and receiving notes

    • Article
    • 21st April 2021

    Feedback and suggestions appear at every step of the writing, producing or pitching processes. In this article we talk about the best ways to both give and receive notes.

  8. Amplified comedy writing contest launched by Transition Stage Company

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 19th April 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    A new scriptwriting initiative to find burgeoning comedy writers from Black, Asian and Minority communities has been launched by Birmingham-based Transition Stage Company. The deadline to enter is 30th July.

  9. Free Festival director pessimistic for a meaningful Edinburgh Fringe

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 17th April 2021

    Alex Petty - director of the Edinburgh Fringe's popular Free Festival, which offers venue space to hundreds of comedy shows - says the Scottish government's strict covid safety measures means almost all of its 38 rooms will likely remain closed this August.

  10. Laura Lexx and Bilal Zafar discuss creating online content

    • Video
    • Performance
    • 16th April 2021

    A 55 minute video in which Laura Lexx and Bilal Zafar discuss online comedy, and going viral. They talk about creating content, building fanbases, how to capitalise on successes, and much more.