San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Steven Canny, Executive Producer, BBC Comedy for a session looking at shows that transfer from radio comedy to television. Why do some make the transition? What are commissioners looking for? And what makes funny listening and viewing?
Looking at the journeys of hit shows Bob Servant (BBC Radio Scotland to BBC4) and Start/Stop (Radio 4 to BBC1) - Steven will offer up some tips and thoughts about what worlds and characters work on Radio Comedy. If you’ve ever thought about writing comedy for radio or television then this is the session for you.
In his current role as Executive Producer, BBC Comedy in Scotland he has been the Executive Producer of Miller's Mountain (winner Scottish BAFTA Best Comedy 2014 and now a BBC1 series called Mountain Goats) Bob Servant, Don't Drop the Baton, Still Game Live (Winner of Best TV Show - Scottish Comedy Award 2015), Comedy Playhouse: Where it All Began, What's Funny about the Indyref, Sketchland, Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular and Stop/Start.
As Executive Producer of Radio Comedy he was responsible for over 300 hours of comedy on Radio 4 including: News Quiz, Tom Basden's Party, Rudy's Rare Records, Radio 4's Advent Calendar and The Show What You Wrote.
Location: This session is being hosted at Salford University in MediaCity - sign in desk at reception.
*Please note* Tickets are limited and do not guarantee entry to the event. Seats are assigned on a first come first served basis.