Excellent opportunity in an area currently crying out for a talent that has been sadly lacking for the past few years
BBC Radio 4 have commissioned a sketch show for aspiring comedy writers. The focuss is on smart and funny observations around diversity and multiculturalism.
This is a UK-wide opportunity for the next generation of BAME comedy writers, and others from under-represented communities, to showcase themselves as satirical comedy sketch writers.
Under-represented communities. I don’t know how BBC radio define it but to me that includes: black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, women, people with a disability, people who are experience-advantaged (ok, old), lesbian, gay, transgender, low waged, working class…what do you think?
Some of the best sketch comedy has traditionally shone a satirical light on social issues of the time, and finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention is a proud trademark of UK sketch comedy.
Now BBC Radio 4, the home of new sketch writing, aims to satirise all facets of contemporary multicultural Britain with this new…
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