British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library

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

  1. My Comedy Career: Ashley Blaker

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    Stand-up comedian and TV and radio producer Ashley Blaker talks about the importance of backing yourself in whatever way you can. Plus, the greatest excuse he heard from a TV commissioning editor.

  2. How to plan your time and be productive

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    • Writing

    With so many possible distractions around the house, how do you be productive? Here's some tips on managing your time and consistently producing work.

  3. Adapting to the world of the writer-performer

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    • Writing

    Sitcoms are being dominated by the phenomenon known as the 'writer-performer'. BCG Pro takes a look at the options you have to try and adapt to this trend.

  4. Writing topical comedy in an ever-changing news landscape

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    It's pretty hard to keep up with the pace of the news at the moment, but here's some tips for how to write good topical comedy in an ever-changing news landscape.

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    Tips for building an audience during coronavirus

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    Comedian Dave Bibby offers a list of ways comedy performers can survive whilst the country is in lockdown due to coronavirus.

  6. Interview with Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin

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    Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin talks about what it's like to run a comedy club chain. This interview includes some tips for comedians on how to get noticed by club bookers.

  7. Writing for Newsjack: Tips from two script editors

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    Newsjack script editors Ed Amsden and Tom Coles give some tips for 'how to get your stuff on the show, whilst bearing no responsibility if you don't get your stuff on the show'.

  8. The Dos and Don'ts of Podcasting from Release The Clowns

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    Nick Hildred and Alex Marion from Release The Clowns Sketch Comedy Podcast offer some great tips on setting up and maintaining a comedy podcast.

  9. Making movies with friends

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    • Production

    Director Jay Stern talks about making low-budget independent feature Say My Name with friends including screenwriter Deborah Frances-White.

  10. Is Comedy a Londoner's Game?

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    • Performance

    We often hear it said that, to make it as a stand-up comedian, you need to move to London. Is that true? What are the pros and cons of making your base in the capital? Becca Moody investigates...