19:00 - Henry Normal - Comedy Writing Workshop
Running Baby Cow Productions for more than 17 years Henry Normal produced over 450 TV shows and a dozen films, from The Royle Family to Gavin & Stacey and from the Mighty Boosh to Alan Partridge:Alpha Papa. He has also written and produced over 20 Radio Shows. Join Henry as he discusses the 20 worst mistakes writers make when submitting scripts and the 20 most frequently asked questions He lays bare the battleground that needs to be negotiated. Most importantly, he answers any writer's questions frankly and thoroughly to give everyone the best insight into the comedy writing business you can squeeze into an hour.
20:30 - How To Make A Successful Comedy Podcast
The makers of some of the most successful comedy podcasts talk about their experiences, from coming up with the idea, to making it and marketing it - and hopefully monetising it. With comedian Cariad Lloyd whose Griefcast; Sam Shetabi, a content manager at podcast network Acast where he oversees podcasts including Off Menu, Athletico Mince and The High Low; and more
19:00 - Julia McKenzie: Getting Into Radio
Julia McKenzie, the head of radio comedy for BBC Studios, discusses how to get a start writing and performing in radio. She oversees a team of producers who work with a range of talent on shows that include stand-up, sketch, satire and panel as well as sitcoms and comedy drama. Hear what she's looking to make, and how to get a foot in the door as a writer or performer.
20:30 - Oh F***, It's Edinburgh
With two months to go before the Fringe, some experts on the festival - particularly in marketing and PR - give their tips on how to make a splash. And what makes for a successful festival. And if you're not going this year, you'll be getting in early for 20:20
TO BE ANNOUNCED
(And we're open to suggestions of things you'd like to learn about as a budding comedian or comedy writer)
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