Adapting to the world of the writer-performer

Ladhood. Image shows from L to R: Liam (Liam Williams), Penelope (Celeste Dring)

Looking around the current comedy landscape, it's clear that sitcoms are being dominated by the phenomenon known as the 'writer-performer'. From Matt Berry's Toast Of London to Jamie Demetriou's Stath Lets Flats and Mae Martin's Feel Good, sitcoms from all across the comedic spectrum are being written by their stars. This authentic central figurehead is simply what commissioners are after, with this set-up dominating the vast majority of comedy slots on both TV and radio.

But where does all this leave you: the poor, lowly 'writer'? BCG Pro takes a look at the options you have to try and adapt to this trend.

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Published: Saturday 28th March 2020