Tune-Up, No. 7: James McNicholas on making a sketch group work

Beasts. Image shows from L to R: James McNicholas, Owen Roberts, Ciarán Dowd

Anyone who's watched the epic Beatles doc Get Back will be well aware that even the greatest groups can be derailed by creative differences, personal squabbles and random loved-ones joining in for no apparent reason. So we asked a man who knows all about good teamwork, to give some tips.

James McNicholas spent many years with the much-loved sketch group Beasts - while also becoming a popular football blogger - and now, having happily tucked Beasts up in bed, his solo stuff is going nicely, too. There's a much-praised autobiographical book, The Champ and The Chump, and the show that...

Premium Tools & Content
This content is for BCG Pro members.

Already subscribed to Pro? Log in!


More insight & advice