British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Page 9

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. BBC Radio 4.

    Radio 4 sets out 2022 comedy commissioning wishlist

    • Article
    • 26th February 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    Radio 4 has opened its commissioning window for comedy shows that'll be broadcast in April 2022 through to March 2023.

  4. What makes a good live show a great one?

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 25th February 2021

    We take a look at some of the devices that comedians use to elevate their stand-up shows. From including technology, to involving a human interest story, there's various things acts do to get audiences and awards judges interested.

  5. Writing impressions sketches for Newsjack

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 22nd February 2021

    One consistent element of Newsjack is the 'impressions sketches'. We take a look at how to hone this type of sketch to specifically tick the boxes that Newsjack producers are looking for.

  6. SOUP RECIPE: A cookbook for topical sketch ideas

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 19th February 2021

    Comedy writer Peter Beare shares the mnemonic-based system he has devised for creating unique topical comedy sketches. It works particularly well for planning material for Newsjack.

  7. Generic Email Marketing.

    Using email newsletters to promote your comedy

    • Article
    • 17th February 2021

    We explain why it's worth having a mailing list (even if you don't think you need one), and then talk through the various email marketing platforms available. Plus: how to build subscribers, and what to put in your emails.

  8. George Egg.

    George Egg on creating his hit Instagram-based Snack Hacker show

    • Article
    • 17th February 2021

    George Egg talks about how he has developed and grown Snack Hacker, a show for Instagram that has resulted in a 600% boost in his followers.

  9. Dave anthology series seeks underrepresented voices

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 16th February 2021

    This opportunity/event has now finished/closed.

    UKTV channel Dave has teamed up with TriForce to find underrepresented voices to write a four-part TV anthology series, which will then be made and performed by diverse groups.

  10. UKTV and Comedy 50:50 announce opportunity for female writers

    • Article
    • Writing
    • 15th February 2021

    Comedy 50:50 and UKTV have launched an initiative to generate at least one new sitcom series for either Gold or Dave.