BCG Pro Newsletter: 9th February 2024

Friday 9th February 2024


Lee Mack at Conference!

Lee Mack at Conference!

We are utterly delighted to announce that sitcom star and acclaimed stand-up Lee Mack will be headlining our Big Comedy Conference. Taking place on Saturday 16th March in Central London, tickets are available now! (Beware: prices must rise at 23.59 on February 18th, so get in quick to secure your Early Bird place.)

Latest features

Why write a sitcom?
Why write a sitcom?
Your original sitcom pilot is unlikely to be made, but you should still write it. Here's why.
Big Comedy Conference video: Satire & sketch
Satire & sketch
A video from last year's conference, in which a top panel discuss satire and sketch.
The Comedy Doctor on producers
Comedy Doctor: producers
A question from a member with a concern about their producer.
Going from That Guy on screen to That Guy on stage
Matt Green - That Guy
The comedian on transferring his comedy from screen to stage.

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Sitcom Mission
Sitcom Mission
The international sitcom writing competition is looking for scripts.
The Skewer
The Skewer
Radio 4 sketch show The Skewer is looking for more contributors.
BBC Comedy Festival 2024 in Glasgow
BBC Comedy Festival 2024
The festival - featuring sessions for comedy creators - will take place between Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th May in Glasgow.
BCG Pro Brighton meet-up
BCG Pro Brighton meet-up
A mini meet-up for any members who happen to be in Brighton city centre at 6pm on Thursday 15th February.

Check out our tutorials

Our tutorials cover everything from getting an agent to writing sketches - and we have a new sitcom tutorial on the way!


From the archive

Features from our library of insightful content.

Comedy Writing: Sitcom Clichés
Sitcom Clichés
An article about comedy writing. All clichés are bad. Fact. Or is it?
Combatting writer's block
Writer's block
Some techniques for tackling that empty page.

"We sort of stumble towards it, juggling a number of elements - trying to find a character's comic voice, their philosophy/world view, a behavioural meme, a speech pattern. The best characters emerge almost effortlessly. And then if you get the casting right you get a whole lot more texture and depth from the actor playing your character." - Mark Bussell

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