Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sitcom Trials - Period Comedies

From the Sitcom Trials TV series, two Period Comedies go head to head.

Have we found the new Blackadder? The new Chelmsford 123? The new Maid Marian and Her Merry Men? You decide.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sitcom Trials Judges words of wisdom

From the last Sitcom Trials London season, some of our judges offered their tips on comedy writing:

Includes Iain Morris, David Quantick, Carrie Quinlan, Marc Blake, Daniel Maier, Richard Vranch and Nev Fountain.

Monday, 24 October 2011

New Sitcom Trials website

This is a bizarre post, in that I'm telling you all there's a new Sitcom Trials website, and you're reading it on the new Sitcom Trials website. I have, as you'll have worked out, made a new Blogger blog, and linked it to Let me know if there are any shortcomings. Meanwhile, if you're nostalgic for the previous site, check it out here.

Ooh and a lovely new animated banner...

...which you can also see at the top of the page, I don't know why I bother.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Manchester Sitcom Trials result

Thanks and many congratulations to the fabulous cast of Friday night's Sitcom Trials in Manchester and to the audience, however small and perfectly formed that audience may have been.

And the winner, based on the audience vote, was....

The Mad Axe Man & Her by Debbie Rayner

Here's a video giving you a snapshot of the show:

The voting looked like this:

Tragic Life of Roger Bulwark - 4 votes
Mad Axe Man & Her - 5 votes
As Plain As Day - 0 votes
Leaping Tiger - 3 votes
Doing It For The Kids - 1 vote

As you can see, that's only a total of 13 votes, a result of a very disappointing and surprising turnout for this show. But the audience were small and perfectly formed and subsequent consultation with the rest of the team agreed with the audience's decision, making Debbie's script the clear winner. It will now be prepared for a full stage outing some time in the next season.

Thanks to all the writers who submitted work, and all the actors who took part. See you all next time.

Kev F
The Sitcom Trials

Sitcom Trials Manchester Oct 21st

The Sitcom Trials to which we have all been building up on various forums (primarily here on the British Comedy Guide Forum - warning, there be trolls) takes place this coming Friday in Manchester.

Also the winning sitcom from July's Manchester Sitcom Trials, Checkpoint Dave by Vince Stadon, is being performed in full at the Lass O'Gowrie on Thurs 20th and Fri 21st Oct at 5.45pm.

Tickets £2.50

The 5 sitcoms being showcased by the team are
As Plain As Day by Richard Dowling
Doing It For The Kids by Ian Clarke
Leaping Tiger by Dave Powell
Mad Axe Man & Her by Debbie Rayner
Tragic Life of Roger Bulwark by Luke Cedar

Sitcom Trials videos inc TV series and last final

PS (Sun am): I've just received an email about The Sitcom Trials which begins "I only stumbled across this from a brief remark on "The One Show" [BBC 1, Friday Oct 14] about the current competition, which I realise has already been closed for entries."

The One Show? Did the Sitcom Trials get mentioned on The One Show? By whom? I must know more!

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