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Mentoring scheme for a new/newish POC comedy writer – open for applications

***LATEST 29/5/19*** I got more scripts than ever this round!  That plus having to move forward quickly on something else at work means I won’t be able to read everything by 1st June. Check back here for updates. Sorry for delay….   ***LATEST 22/5/19*** The window is now closed! I’ve got quite a stack of scripts to read through, so no more now please. I don’t know quite how long it’ll take me to do the sorting process. My aim is to get it all done by June the first. If I end up having to run on for another […]

How To Talk Comedy Writer – Updated October 2018

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Comedy writers often come up with little pieces of terminology, most of which never get circulated beyond a small group of people. I have this ongoing project to gather as many as I can in one place. Most of the new entries are at the top – the most recent update is 12th October 2018. If you’re a comedy writer and you’ve got a good one, please email me on luckyheathercomic@gmail.com or tweet me on @andyrileyish…I want this list to keep growing. The Man From Del Monte – the person at the top of the decision making chain who has […]

Mentoring Scheme for a new/newish PoC comedy writer: open for applications

****UPDATE 1/6/18: I’ve made my final selection now, and I’ve emailed everyone who sent a script. Thanks to all, and sorry I can’t take on more than one. A **** ****UPDATE 30/5/18: I’ve read everything now – more than 50 scripts sent, about double what I expected. I want to give a really good re-read to my shortlist of 6 or so before I make the final selection, so you won’t hear on the 31st May; it’ll be more like Monday the 4th June. Thanks for bearing with me!*** ***UPDATE TO THE BELOW, 16/5/18: Deadline for submissions has now passed. I’ve […]

My RSI Catastophe (and How I Clawed My Way Back)

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Here’s how repetitive strain injury landed on me like the end-Cretaceous asteroid, wrecked my life and career, and how I managed to come back from it. I’m not using the real names of the professionals I encountered, because I need to be frank about how often I was let down. Some of these people meant the best for me. Some were twats. But it’s not just about the individuals – as you’ll see, I reckon there’s a huge flaw in the entire system of treatment. If you have RSI, if you know someone who does, or if you’re at risk of […]

How To Talk Comedy Writer – Updated

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Comedy writers often come up with little pieces of terminology, most of which never get circulated beyond a small group of people. So I’m gathering as many as I can in one glossary so we can all share them. The newest entries are at the top – the most recent update is 18th April 2018. If you’re a comedy writer and you’ve got a good one, please email me on luckyheathercomic@gmail.com or tweet me on @andyrileyish…I want this list to keep growing. Last Man Standing – the line that made everyone laugh like a drain at every read from day […]