British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library

Here is the Inside Track library of timeless insight and advice.

  1. My Comedy Career: Sarah Henley

    • Article
    • Production

    NextUp Comedy's Chief Operating Officer talks to us about the skills you need to succeed in the comedy industry.

  2. Writing Cunk On Britain

    • Video
    • Writing

    In this 25 minute video interview, Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris and Ben Caudell talk about how they got into writing and what it's like to script Cunk On Britain.

  3. The Circle.

    The Circle interview series

    • Video

    The Circle online interview series sees British Black and Asian talent discussing their creative processes and the future of TV, film and digital.

  4. Marek Larwood: The Story of an Average YouTuber

    • Article
    • Production

    Marek Larwood talks about how he ended up making comedy for YouTube, and gives some great insight and tips for those looking to establish a channel on the video platform.

  5. Getting a comedy show on Netflix

    • Article
    • Production

    In this feature, producer Andrew Osayemi explains how his comedy series Meet The Adebanjos started on the web but has now found a home on Netflix.

  6. Fix the first 10 pages of your sitcom script

    • Article
    • Writing

    Some advice for how to make sure the first ten pages of your sitcom script are as impressive as possible.

  7. Final thoughts before you press send

    • Article
    • Writing

    "I have a script which I don't think I can make good enough in time for a competition deadline, should I send it off anyway? Or keep working on it?"

  8. How we write Tourist Trap

    • Article
    • Writing

    Gareth Gwynn, Sian Harries and Tudur Owen explain how they plan and write Tourist Trap, the semi-improvised sitcom on BBC Wales. They offer up some great insight and tips.

  9. Nine sitcom writing plotting points

    • Article
    • Writing

    Dave Cohen shares advice on the nine Ps of plotting sitcom episodes: plan, personal, proactive, point of no return, pendulum, peril, pathos, punchline and persist.

  10. A sitcom set is a character too

    • Article
    • Writing

    Dave Cohen explains how a sitcom set can be a character in its own right.