Sketch Comedy

The Future of Sketch Comedy in Britain

Paul Charlton | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Comedy changes and evolves and each new pioneer creates a new format or puts a brand new spin on an old format. So the question now is where do we go from here?

Casual Violence Race to Edinburgh

James Hamilton | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Hamilton

It was breakfast time on 2 August when sketch colleagues Casual Violence remembered they were doing the Edinburgh Fringe and really should get up there - as the Edinburgh Fringe this year had rather rudely started without them.

Smells Like Fringe Spirit

David Moon | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

A lot was written and discussed at the end of last year's Edinburgh Fringe about bubbles bursting, audiences voting with their feet and growing resistance to the commercialisation of the fringe.

The Edinburgh Fringe... What's the Point?

David Moon | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

This cycle of hit and miss previews in the final fortnight before the Fringe can drain you of any confidence in your show one night and then fully restore it the next. Almost daily rewrites of jokes or structure of the show take place and in our case, countless shopping trips to buy "essential" props or costumes that we convince ourselves will make a sketch funnier. I've spent more time in Primark in the last two weeks than I'd wish upon anyone over a lifetime.

The Diary of a Frustrated Interview (VIDEO)

Jide Rotilu | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Jide Rotilu

Follow 'Jide Kanni' on his experimental job application process.

How to Write and Direct a Comedy Sketch for Free in 17 Easy Steps

Keith Ryan | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Keith Ryan

After you do something like writing and directing a sketch, you feel compelled to help others who might want to achieve their own dream of writing and directing a sketch. So you do what comes naturally: explain How You Did It, in 17 easy steps.

Thumbs on Tweets to Bums on Seats: The Journey From Comedy Tweeter to Writer

Marc Paterson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Twitter is a goldmine for newspapers, and websites like this one, that have a humour space to fill with topical material. And it's not all the preserve of the professionals anymore. Twitter has become the great leveller, bridging the gap for the wannabes like me and providing a more intimate relationship for the professionals with their fans.

WATCH: iPad Mini Launch Video - The Outtakes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Gawd bless you, Idiots Of Ants. Gawd bless you and your funny spoofing ways. Yes, the four-man British sketch team have come up trumps again with t...

Back to the Future (of Schools)

Marc Paterson | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

But wait, what's that explosion of blue electricity crackling over there? And those flaming tyre tracks? OMG it's an ice-coated DeLorean and who's stepping out, dressed in a self-drying overcoat? Why it's Michael Gove!

WATCH: 'Dirty Dancing' Spoof Reveals What Women Really Want

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Comedy

We've all been there, ladies. Your boyfriend's come home late, he's brought he's mates with him, they're all really drunk, and they're all dressed lik...

Fenton, Viral Videos and Mash-Ups - The Sketch Writer's Brave New World?

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

So what makes a video go viral? And what are sketch makers doing to compete? Benton the dog, the Britney fan who screams 'leave her alone!' the Jedi Kid - is the trick for sketch producers' success on Youtube to scour the 'most watched' clips, to be ready to pounce on the next clip with the potential to spread like a middle age midriff?

A Day In The Life

Nat Luurtsema | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK Comedy
Nat Luurtsema

So my back hurts, my manners aren't improving and I've been eyes-deep in our Edinburgh show for so long I realised I hadn't opened our fridge all week. So I did. Then instantly regretted it, a small eco-system has sprung up which I now intend to leave until September.