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Mentoring scheme for new/newish POC comedy writers – open for applications until 15th June 2022

It’s time to start a new cycle of the comedy writing mentoring for 2022-2023.  Here’s what’s on offer: A year’s free mentoring, primarily by email, for UK-based comedy writers who are POC (people of colour), and who are either at the start of their careers or who very much want to be. There are up to four mentoring places on offer. The window for submissions is open from 13th May 2022 until 11pm on 15th June 2022. The comedy writing business doesn’t yet represent the ethnic make-up of the UK. I use the most recent UK census as my reference […]

Mentoring scheme for a new/newish POC comedy writer – open for applications until 5th July 2020

***UPDATE JULY 6TH 2020: Ok please stop sending me scripts now! There’s been loads more this year than ever before, and I simply have so much to read and weigh up now that I just can’t add any more to the pile. We will be doing this again next year.*** ——————– It’s time to start a new (fifth!) cycle of the mentoring for 2020-2021.  Here’s what’s on offer: A year’s free mentoring, primarily by email, for two comedy writers (or writing partnerships) who are POC/BAME, and either at the start of their careers or very much want to be. The […]

How To Talk Comedy Writer – updated 25th October 2019

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, so they don’t get lost like tears in the rain. New entries at the top. 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. Shit Sandwich – via Sarah Morgan. Giving notes to a writer on a comedy script is a delicate process at the […]

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

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 […]