British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library

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


  1. Deciphering Commissioner-Speak

    • Article
    • Writing

    Industry gatekeepers often speak in code. We take a look at what a commissioner really means when they ask 'why now?' and 'why you?'.

  2. My Comedy Career: Andy Goddard

    • Article
    • Production

    Producer and sound editor Andy Goddard has shared some really brilliant thoughts and advice within his answers to our My Comedy Career questions.

  3. Joel Morris and Neil Webster on comedy writing

    • Video
    • Writing

    An hour-long video featuring insight and advice from top comedy writers Joel Morris and Neil Webster. They discuss everything from starting out, to working with producers and taking notes.

  4. The 10 rules of sitcom writing

    • Article
    • Writing

    Freelance comedy producer and executive Alison Vernon-Smith talks us through the ten rules of sitcom.

  5. Steven Dick & Chris Grady on comedy writing

    • Article
    • Writing

    Comedy writers Steven Dick and Chris Grady, the creators of radio sitcom Saddled, offer up some great tips on creating characters.

  6. How to pitch TV comedy: Iain Coyle

    • Article
    • Production

    From starting out as Jonathan Ross's tea boy to writing for Shooting Stars to becoming Head of Comedy Entertainment at UKTV, Iain Coyle details the unconventional and serendipitous road he took and how you can successfully pitch your comedy projects.

  7. The Blaine Brothers on directing Out Of Her Mind

    • Article
    • Production

    Directors Ben and Chris Blaine discuss making Sara Pascoe's sitcom Out Of Her Mind. There's some great insight and advice in this interview.

  8. How to write for Radio 4 show The Skewer

    • Article
    • Writing

    Jon Holmes's extraordinary Radio 4 show The Skewer is back - and, as he explains in this interview, he's always on the lookout for new ideas and new writers. This feature included details on what they're looking for, and how to submit.

  9. Making comedy for a video game

    • Article
    • Production

    Comedy writer George Vere discusses scripting and starring in Not For Broadcast: The Telethon - his first venture into writing for a video game.

  10. Philip L Moore on overcoming adversity to make a pilot

    • Article
    • Production

    As he explains in this interview, Philip L Moore has overcome several hurdles to film and release a pilot of his comedy show about a group of bungling but lovable criminals.