Writing radio comedy


Radio can be a great place for comedy writers to start. There are plenty of slots available and, compared to TV, radio commissioners are much more likely to take a punt on new writers (and performers). Stylistically, radio comedy showcases a huge range of approaches: from intimate 15 minute pieces, to gag heavy and surreal sitcoms, to sketch shows and musical comedy.

Writing comedy for radio is a superb place to cut your teeth, and has consistently proven an effective breeding ground for new talent and new ideas. The pay is unlikely to make you rich, but the doors a...

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Published: Sunday 30th October 2022

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