Category > Stuff I’ve written

A short film: The Man with Snakes for Arms

Continue reading

Damn the Torpedoes, for all your military themed comedy needs

So this pilot show I helped write, Damn the Torpedoes, was broadcast on the British Forces Broadcasting Service on Wednesday, and um, embarrassingly, it’s… rather good. Damn the Torpedoes (not to be confused with the album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is a sketch show inspired by the experiences of the military (Army, Navy and RAF), […]

Continue reading

The Show What You Wrote – the things what I learned

Well, 15,000 sketches read less than 1% of those used. And The Show What You Wrote is done (apart from the editing and broadcast…  🙂 ). No credit for me this time. But I have learned a lot from the process of writing for a non-topical show. And from Jon Hunter‘s excellent general feedback which […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , , , ,

Live From Kirrin Island Episode 4 goes out on Brooklands Radio tonight

That’s right Episode 4 of Live from Kirrin Island goes out on Brooklands Radio at 9pm tonight. Listen out for two new cast members Stephen Hope-Wynne and Lewis Macleod as well as our excellend regulars. And of course listen out for my sketch “Strivers vs Skivers”. I can’t take all the credit – we all […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , , , ,

The Show What You Wrote update

So some people have started receiving rewrite requests for sketches they sent into The Show What You Wrote. Nothing for me yet, but so far rewrite requests have gone to  people who sent in their sketches very early – unlike me, I was working almost up to the midday (extended) deadline on  29th March. I managed to […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , ,

Newsjack Series 8 Episode 1 – the recording

Just back on the train after watching the Newsjack recording. Both my sketches written in the writers’ meeting yesterday got recorded. Not sure either of them really lit up the room though, despite the work the script editors had done on them since last night. Also a got a couple of lines in the Valentines Austerity […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , , , ,

Off to the Newsjack writers’ meeting today

Which will be good. But also scary. Being paid to be funny in a room full of such funny people (who between them have probably seen almost any possible sketch idea already) will be a learning experience for sure. Better go and do some more preparation…

Continue reading

, , , ,

Happy New Year (and two cheeky plugs)

A combination of Christmas and flu (in that order) has kept me from the blog for a couple of weeks now, and I’m sorry…. but it is… too late. Too late to catch not one but two sketch shows with some of my stuff in them. Live from Kirrin Island you have heard all about […]

Continue reading

Kirrin Island Episode 3 recording will be on Sunday 16th December (2.30pm)

Yes, it’s true. Live from Kirrin Island is back. And this time it’s bigger and better than before. We are recording in The Phoenix, Cavendish Sq, London, W1G 0PP and it’s free and open to all. So come along at 2.30pm on Sunday 16th December and have a laugh. (Please, please laugh.) I realise it’s long […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , , ,

Everything’s happening at once

So last week I moved house, marked a large pile of professional exam papers (new pile now arrived) and went to my first ever Newsjack meeting. More on the Newsjack meeting will follow once I’ve caught my breath (but, let’s be honest, you won’t read it until just before the next series). On Newsjack, some […]

Continue reading

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

prev posts
%d bloggers like this: