Friday, 3 June 2016

Sitcom Trials #SYTYWF Heat 1: London - video & results


The 1st Heat of 2016's Sitcom Trials - So You Think You Write Funny took place in London on June 2nd at Ophelia, Dalston. Click to watch the video highlights.

The sitcoms in contention were:
Father God by Tasha Dhanraj
Latched On by Victoria Morris & Clare Clifford
Like-A-Looks by Vanessa-Faye Stanley & Kate Bowes-Renna
Singularities by Kat Sadler

And the winner of the audience vote was... Like-A-Looks. We hope you enjoy the video, it's testament to the highest standard of writing and performance, and a jam-packed audience, full to standing room only. Thanks to everyone who came.



This result doesn't determine which sitcoms will be going on to the Grand Final in Edinburgh in August. We have to wait until the end of the 6th heat to be able to say which 5 sitcoms will be chosen. An agonising process for all concerned, we thank you for your patience.

Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny 2016 shows: 

June 2 - London Heat 1, Ophelia Dalston, 8pm £5
July 7 - London Heat 2, Ophelia Dalston, 8pm £5
July 9 - Birmingham Heat, The Mac, 7.30pm £8
July 16 - Cardiff Heat
July 17 - Manchester Heat, Kings Arms Salford, 8.30pm £4
July 23 - Glasgow Heat
August 23 Edinburgh Fringe Grand Final 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sitcom Trials SYTYWF - The Chosen Scripts


Announcing the scripts chosen for The Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny 2016

The Sitcom Trials is running a competition to find the best new situation comedy writing in the country, culminating in a Grand Final at the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, as part of the long-running So You Think You're Funny competition.

Heats will be taking place in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow, showcasing 30 brand new comedies, 5 of which will compete in the final in August. Their prize will be the chance of their own show at the Gilded Balloon at the following year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Past winners of the Sitcom Trials include McNeil & Pamphilon, whose new TV series Go 8-Bit starts soon on Dave, and Miranda Hart whose joke-shop based sitcom was the hit of the Sitcom Trials' very first Edinburgh run.

The Sitcom Trials So You Think You Write Funny 2016 is the biggest and most ambitious live sitcom competition the country has seen, taking place in more cities than ever before, none of which would be possible without the teams in each city and their sterling showrunners.

Birmingham is in the hands of comedian and actor Aaron Twitchen and his Foghorn Improv group; Cardiff's show is helmed by comedians Charlie Smith and Dan Mitchell and their team from A Box Full Of Comedy; Manchester is run by actor and author Sean Mason and his team, who take the credit for running Sitcom Trials longer than anyone else; Glasgow is under the control of Colin McQuaid and his Beyond A Joke troupe; while London is looked after by Sitcom Trials creator and executive producer Kev F Sutherland.

The full list of chosen scripts and writers is below, along with a list of the Heats and venues for the various shows.

Press contact: Kev F Sutherland kevf@sitcomtrials.co.uk / 07931 810858

THE CHOSEN SCRIPTS:

LONDON HEAT 1 -  June 2 at Ophelia, Dalston E8 4AH
Father God by Tasha Dhanraj
Latched On by Victoria Morris & Clare Clifford
Like-A-Looks by Vanessa-Faye Stanley & Kate Bowes-Renna
Singularities by Kat Sadler

LONDON Heat 2 -    July  7 at Ophelia, Dalston E8 4AH
Single In The Smoke by Tash Goldstone
No 74 by Victoria Reilly
We Three Kings by Christian Nardecchia
Sonny & Me by Baby Isako
Galaxy Ball by Diane Spencer

BIRMINGHAM HEAT – July 9 at The Mac, Birmingham
Naval Gazing by Rob Smyth
The Cleaners by Richard Constable & Roger Saunders
All at Sea by Aaron Caris
Aquarius Café by Rachel Sambrooks
Falling Flat by Peter Etherington

CARDIFF HEAT – July 16 at Exit 7, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Agent of Lovecraft by Paul Hunt & Mat Troy
Chops by William Kelly
Coffee Boys by Liam Jones
End the Night by Adam Charles Baker
Red Dragon by Michael Young-Drennan

Adam & Eve & Steve by Sean Fee
Babestation by Stephen Lawson
Lost Cause by Andy Partington
Vlog Eat Vlog by Christy White-Spunner

GLASGOW HEAT – July 23 at Dram, Glasgow 
20th Century Fox by Graeme Prosser
Compose Yourself by Richard Archibald
Graduettes by Sean Wilkie
Kapow by Griff Phillips
At Home With The Hipsters by David Keenan

http://tinyurl.com/TrialsGB



Heat 1 London Video
Heat 2 London Video
Heat 3 Birmingham Video
Heat 4 Cardiff Video
Heat 5 Manchester Video
Heat 6 Glasgow Video 


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