Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Client - Sitcom Trials

From the 2nd episode of the TV series, The Client by Harris, Wainwright & Blakewill. A classic.



The Sitcom Trials returns in 2012, writers and performers are welcomed. See here for details.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Go Wild In The Country - Sitcom Trials

From the 2nd episode of the TV series, a classic sitcom, Go Wild In The Country

The Sitcom Trials first TV series was broadcast live at around 11.30 on Friday nights, with the actors only learning which sitcom's ending they'd be performing during the ad break. Live skin-of-the-teeth televsion at its best.

The Sitcom Trials returns in 2012, writers and performers are welcomed. See here for details.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sitcom Trials mentioned in Miranda biog

I'm reliably informed that The Sitcom Trials and I get an honourable mention in this new biography of our old alumni Miranda Hart.



On which news alone I cannot recommend it heartily enough (and if the publishers would like to send me a free copy, I'm sure I'd be happy to endorse it further). Though, that said, can I just give the biggest thumbs up to I, Partridge - We Need To Talk About Alan by Alan Partridge, which is the funniest thing I've read this year.

As you were.

PS: Miranda tweets: @mermhart Miranda Hart The book is nothing to do with me i am afraid. Totally unauthorized.


Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sitcom Trials semi final 09 - McNeil & Pamphilon

Steve McNeil & Sam Pamphilon went on to win the 2009 Sitcom Trials tournament with End To End. This segment, from the semi finals, shows it off nicely, as well as showing the quality of the esteemed runners up.



Have we found the new The Trip? The new Nuts In May? The new Three Men In A Boat? You decide.

You can see videos of the entire 2009 Sitcom Trials season, and many other shows from the Manchester Trials to the ITV1 series here in the Sitcom Trials YouTube archive.




Friday, 4 November 2011

Miranda In The Sitcom Trials

Miranda Hart was in tonight's One Show, which seems an opportune time to recall the debut of her novelty shop-based sitcom, in The Sitcom Trials back in 2001:



According to Wikipedia, Miranda Hart's eponymous sitcom, now on BBC 2, first appeared as part of The Sitcom Trials at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001. It featured Miranda, working in a joke shop that sells penis pasta, with a diminutive blonde sidekick, originally played by Charity Trimm, and the love interest in the cafe, played then by Gerard Foster. The camp character played in 01 by Dan Clegg went on to be played in the TV series by James Holmes who, coincidentally, was the star of the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Sitcom Trials.


If you would like to create the next great British situation comedy, The Sitcom Trials is an opportunity for your sitcom to be seen live.

Details of new shows, and our ongoing competition, are to be found here at sitcomtrials.co.uk and on Twitter and Facebook.


See the Best of The Sitcom Trials videos, here.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Producers Tale v What An Anchor

In The Sitcom Trials TV series, two behind-the-scenes TV show sitcoms compete. What An Anchor by Adrian Peck & John Kelly, vs Producer's Tale by Roland Moore.



Have we found the new Larry Sanders? The new Alan Partridge? The new the-one-with-Ben-Miller-you-know-it-was-on-ITV-last-year-oh-what-was-it-called? You decide.

The Sitcom Trials first TV series was broadcast live at around 11.30 on Friday nights, with the actors only learning which sitcom's ending they'd be performing during the ad break. Live skin-of-the-teeth televsion at its best.

The Sitcom Trials returns in 2012, writers and performers are welcomed. See here for details.

See the Best of The Sitcom Trials videos, here.
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