Tag Archives: BBC

Slaughter the Lambs

If you have a main character… can you make them dynamic? Continue reading

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A Sketch Puzzle

Here’s a puzzle. You are making a sketch show. You want people to like it. Even if those people are just the man or woman across the street who choose to get undressed without closing the curtains. Oh yeah. They … Continue reading

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BBC Scotland vs BBC network

Why are Burnistoun, Limmy’s Show and Gary: Tank Commander not being shown on network BBC? Here’s why…. You want to make a comedy show. Say you go Channel Four, and you talk to the Head of Comedy, or perhaps their … Continue reading

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The Story of Chocolate

You’ve only gone and invented a new chocolate! How amazing is that? A delicious, deep and agreeable treat that, though fresh and exciting, feels like the kind of thing any chocolate-lover would be eager to try. And who knows, it … Continue reading

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Many A Mickle Makes a Chuckle

 I thought you might be interested in how many people are employed in the making of a comedy show. Or maybe you couldn’t give a toss. Maybe you already know. Fair enough. I’ve been wrong in the past. Ten … Continue reading

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My Name is Region, For We Are Many.

I live somewhere. Outside this very house is somewhere. No, honest, I can see it out my window. Somewhere. An actual place. So why doesn’t comedy? Remember that Executive Comedy Editor for Commissioning Editor Executives? Well, at a comedy briefing … Continue reading

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Why I Love Sketch Shows

I love sketch shows. Like, proper love them. I’d draw them nude on a big ship. I’d return from death to reach round and rub mud into their hands. I’d carry them through a factory in my smashing white suit. … Continue reading

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Panel Show Rant

Two reasons for this rant. The pisspoorness of this piece on panel shows and something an Assistant Comedy Commissioner said. Or was it a Comedy Assistant Commissioner? I forget. Are they meant to assist comedy in getting commissions, assist the … Continue reading

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