Cutting Down Sketches

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Sketch writing is a tried and tested way for new writers to get their big break in the comedy world. A producer commissioning a three minute sketch from a brand new writer is much less risky than them commissioning a 6 part sitcom series from that person. Not to mention significantly cheaper, and less likely to cost them their job if your work flops.

Having producers who are willing to read work from new writers is great, but what this'll often mean is that those producers are hyper-aware of 'new writer mistakes'. Mistakes are fine - natural, common even -...

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Published: Sunday 28th February 2021

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