Big Comedy Conference video: Satire & sketch

Big Comedy Conference 2023. Image shows left to right: Bill Dare, Stevie Martin, Sarah Campbell, Stuart Laws

In this video from the Big Comedy Conference 2023, Bill Dare digs into the topic of short-form narrative (sketch) and satirical comedy with Sarah Campbell, Stuart Laws and Stevie Martin.

Speaker biographies

Bill Dare (host)

Bill is a writer who has created, written and produced award-winning shows in most genres: narrative, panel and sketch for TV and radio as well as novels, plays and music. Currently: Please Use Other Door and Dead Ringers for Radio 4, and two television sitcoms and a drama in development with co-writer Pete Sinclair.

Sarah Campbell

Sarah is a Rose D'Or award winning writer and sometime performer. She started writing for Newsjack and making viral sketches for The Poke, and her credits include The Mash Report, Famalam, Dead Ringers, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Celebrity Juice, Bake Off: Extra Slice, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, Russell Howard's Good News, Have I Got News For You, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now, Rude Tube and Newzoids. She was a regular correspondent on Spotlight Tonight With Nish Kumar, and is a regular presenter on Radio 4 Extra. She has just made her first sitcom, Neurotic Queers starring Tom Allen, for Audible.

Stuart Laws

Stuart performs sketch and stand-up comedy, on the stage and online. He supported James Acaster on his UK tours and has appeared on and written for Radio 4, has two specials on NextUp Comedy and has appeared at comedy festivals and clubs around the country. He regularly produces content for his social media channels, many of which have had viral success. He also runs his own production company Turtle Canyon Comedy, and writes and directs sketch shows, sitcoms and live shows.

Stevie Martin

Stevie is an award-winning writer and comedian. Her online sketches have amassed 45 million views worldwide and she's also written non-online sketches for Russell Howard, Comic Relief and Kiell Smith-Bynoe's show Red Flag, among others. She can be most recently seen on C4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Comedy Central's Guessable?.

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Published: Wednesday 7th February 2024

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