Protecting yourself as a comedy writer

A knight in armour in a forest

Comedy writing can be a precarious activity. Breaking into comedy writing even more so. Whilst very successful comedy writers can earn very large amounts of money, writers in general, as an average, earn far more modestly.

Not only that, but the relationships you build in the comedy industry can change fast. Producers suddenly leave. Commissioners move on. Somebody who is very enthusiastic about you and your show might be replaced by a new broom who isn't interested at all. We have heard stories of senior executives green lighting - and committing substantial amounts of money - to projects that their...

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Published: Wednesday 8th March 2023