British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library

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

  1. Video: Developing TV sitcom

    • Video
    • Writing

    In this hour-long video, script development executive Meghan Cruz and comedy commissioning editor Jon Petrie discuss pitching and developing television sitcoms.

  2. How to Home-Stream: Part Four

    • Article
    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be surprisingly tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their at-the-coalface advice. In the final part of this series, podcast pioneer and Infinite Showman Stuart Goldsmith reveals how comics can learn from startups.

  3. My Comedy Career: Anna Morris

    • Article
    • Performance

    Anna Morris is a comedian, writer and actor. You may have seen her sell-out one-woman character comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe; on Channel 4 in Lee And Dean; or in a multitude of hit online sketches. Here, she talks openly about her craft and career to date.

  4. How to Home-Stream: Part Three

    • Article
    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their learned-the-hard-way advice. This week, stand-up and schooling with Chris Purchase and Yuriko Kotani.

  5. How to Home-Stream: Part Two

    • Article
    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be surprisingly tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their at-the-coalface advice. This week, a music and comedy special with Sooz Kempner and Katie Pritchard.

  6. Here is the news: you CAN make a living writing comedy

    • Article
    • Writing

    Dave Cohen writes about making a living from comedy writing, and the benefits of learning how to pen topical gags.

  7. Become an expert podcast producer: top advice from Richard Cray

    • Article
    • Production

    A series of in-depth linked articles in which Richard Cray, who co-writes and produces The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show, talks in-depth about podcast recording, editing and publishing. It includes many specific tips.

  8. How to Home-Stream: Part One

    • Article
    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be surprisingly tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their hard-earned advice. First up, chat-show host & pro tipster Ross Brierley offers some useful do's and don'ts.

  9. Image shows from L to R: Justin Sbresni, Mark Bussell.

    Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni interview

    • Article

    Writers, producers and directors Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni make great comedy shows via their company Busby Productions. Here they talk to us about their new online show, how they create characters, and more.

  10. How we created a cool short, then released it in a crisis

    • Article
    • Production

    Roundheads And Cavaliers creators Kevin Mears and Chloe Thomas talk us through the unique challenges of making a short film, then releasing it during lockdown.