Two's Company: writing as a pair

Image shows from L to R: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson. Copyright: BBC

Many great sitcoms have been written by duos. Indeed, for fans of British comedy, names of great writing duos readily spring to mind: Galton and Simpson (pictured), Perry/Lloyd and Croft, Bain and Armstrong, Clement and La Frenais. But writing partnerships, like any partnerships, need rules (or at least agreements; as well as a good dose of understanding) to flourish.

So here are some tips on how to make your comedy writing partnership deliver and last.

Decide where

Are you going to work in an office? Each other's homes? Are you going to work in a pub or café? Or are...

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Published: Wednesday 9th August 2023