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The Hat Trick Sitcom Script competition window is now open. Brrr! You've got five weeks to bash that script into shape. Everyone talks about the first ten pages but how do you write the end? James and Dave explain why "it's not about the pumpkins."Find out more about the competition:https://www.comedy.co.uk/hattrickMore episodes:https://www.comedy.…
 
Frame 122 - Earthquake - As predicted in the Book of Revelations, on the 10th anniversary of the first self-playing snooker podcast the ground fhall fhake and the frame fhall freeze and no one will be fure which Me hath won the frame. It's 10 years since we started and we're still going strong. Expect some guest appearances from your least favourit…
 
Chapter 110 - Leafy Tricksters - It's just before 6pm on 30th November 2021 and after back pain and bugs, Herring and Dog are back with their hilarious stone-based double act. Includes faffing with taking pictures, trying to open a dog poo bag in the dark and more high-jinx. How much weight of stonage has been removed in the three years this has be…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
TOF #50 Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Down! I don't quite know how, but we've got to episode 50 of this show, even though each episode is just exactly the same jokes as last time. Richard has had good news - though his nemesis is upset by it - and he is also continuing with his secret work for charity, that he doesn't like to talk about. The …
 
Frame 121 - To Vax or Not To Vax, That is the Question - One week from the tenth anniversary of the beginning of this never ending tournament and there have been some booster jabs in the mix. Will they affect snooker arms? And are you better off unvaccinated? Some incredible break building in this episode and some tromboning too. But who is trombon…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
Episode 49: Looking Gack it's so Gizarre - In possibly the most fluid and strange episode yet Rich accuses an innocent nurse of murder, blames Santa for Covid, chastises Phillip Schofield for not taking penises seriously (like Rich does) and wonders if everyone else in the world is robots and him and Ally are the only real human beings. Is this a s…
 
Good news - TV's top comedy commissioners want the same as we do for our Hat Trick Sitcom Script Competition. Dave and James discuss Broadcast magazine's Commissioners Panel meet in which Channel 4, Sky and UKTV are all asking for broad, multi-generational, family-like sitcoms by new writers, and not a narrative arc in sight. Plus details of when t…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
TOF episode 48 Sex Pest Sex Mess - Twitch of Fun is back after a brief hiatus of having proper work to do. And Ally and Rich get to discuss how it's important to have a name that you can't make rude words out of, if you're an artist, Richard Madden's threeways, Hitler based self-cancellation, selling heir looms and banging against a brick wall. Plu…
 
Frame 119 - Poor Ziggy - it's back and it's nearly been going for ten years at a heady pace of almost a frame a month. But someone connected with the wider Self-Playing Snooker universe has passed on and there has to be a moment of reflection. Before the greatest sporting event of the millennium. It will keep you guessing right up to the last minut…
 
You've got two months to write your script for our Hat Trick Sitcom Contest. In this episode Dave and James talk about the pros and cons of setting your sitcom at work, home, in outer space or the land of the fairies. Find out which settings are most likely to work for this particular competition.Find out more about the competition:https://www.come…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
Exciting news - today Sitcom Geeks launch our Sitcom Script Competition in association with the mighty Hat Trick and BCG Pro - with £1000 for the winning script. What we're looking for, what we're not looking for, why it's free to enter and what to do next, all discussed in breathless excited detail by James and Dave.Find out more about the competi…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
Episode 47 - Dragon Boneman Versus Fluffy Rabbit - A surprise guest leads to an impromptu promo for Twitch of Fun and I think you will all be able to tell who the funny one is in the family. It's a very weary Twitch of Fun tonight, that nearly didn't happen, but Richard couldn't bear to think of all those excited grown adults celebrating their birt…
 
Chapter 109 - Path of Conkerf. It's just before 5pm on 14th October 2021 and it's a fine autumn night to visit a freshly ploughed field to clear easy stones that a child could clear. But what should you do when presented with such easy stony booty? You should take care my friends. For the FF are lulling you and Halloween is just around the corner.M…
 
Frame 118 - 118 118 - It's back. After almost 11 months, the classic self-playing snooker contest picks up again - no stupid accents, no knock outs, no bullspit. But who will prove superior tonight Me 1 or Me 2. There's controversy from the off, but from then on just pure excitement and amazing break after amazing break. Sometimes there are snooker…
 
In Young Howard's sci-fi adventure movie script, the world is running out of power. One company says they have a clean, renewable solution - but Penny, an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to get the truth, suspects they are hiding something sinister...More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https:…
 
Richard has discovered where he stands in the Twitch firmament of stars and it's not great news. Perhaps he is too tired to perform today, but Ally comes to the rescue with a song, a merry quip and a disgusting thing he'd like to do to your mum. What does Right Bollock have in common with Boris Johnson? Who endorses the malaria vaccine? Is a dog th…
 
Stuart Goldsmith is a great stand-up and host of the superb long-running podcast examining what makes people funny. Great advice for freeing yourself up, going to Edinburgh "every show this year was a work in progress". And a searingly honest examination of his own favourite question "why aren't I more successful?"More episodes:https://www.comedy.c…
 
Chapter 108 Quick Fand - It's approaching 6pm on 2nd October and most of you are heading for a night out on the town, but Richard is heading for a night on the Stocean wave to clear some stones in the rain. He will be warning of how you can get sucked off out here on a night like tonight, plus how improper wiping can give you fingers like an ardent…
 
Episode 45- Technical Difficulties - This very special Twitch of Fun is recorded over two nights as the first one went a bit wrong, but it was worth the 24 hour wait to see the gold that the puppets would come up with. Richard is weak, as usual, but is pulled towards comedy by his pretend friends whilst debating the petrol crisis, men who say it's …
 
After last week's detailed analysis of Gremlins - Rufus set Howard a writing challenge: to write a scary but appropriate-for-children, disney-style story - similar, but not too similar, to Gremlins. This week, Howard reads that story... CONTENT WARNING: discussion of suicide.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang…
 
Shoot up the Table - It's finally here, the final day of frames and the two one million pound winners (or one two million pound winner). Some people thought it was all over before these last two frames, but those people might be in for a shock. I promise you that this tournament will keep you on the edge of your seat right down to the very last sho…
 
Rufus watched the 1984 movie, Gremlins. Now he's going to retell the plot to Howard, who has seen the film approximately a million times. We get deep into the loose ends, confusing rules, and mystifying structure of the movie, while still loving every single second of it.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:htt…
 
TOF #44 No Sweat! - There's technical difficulties aplenty tonight, but Richard Herring is, or at least once was, a professional and he soldiers on. The cast discuss Boris Johnson referencing the Muppets, a time traveller from 2027 and whether talking to puppets is a sign of midlife breakdown. Plus Prince Andrew comes up with a new catchphrase that…
 
Dave and James go deep into smelling the flowers, keeping perspective and learning to love Bill Gates - all of which can help you to become better comedy writers. Also exciting news about the autumn's topical shows The Skewer and Breaking The News.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.…
 
Things Get Serious - In the penultimate week of frames there are some huge matches that could change the top, middle and bottom of the table. Will Durex cough up their Johnny money? Will the highest break be beaten? Will we find out what Sam Beckett's mission was? Isn't this just the same bloke playing himself at snooker quite badly? Will Referee 1…
 
Chapter 107: Moby'f Dick. It's 7.52am on 21st September 2021 and Rich just got some junk from the recycling bin on his fingers, but he doesn't mention it in the chapter as that would be unprofessional. Stone Chriftmaf has arrived and though that makes stone clearing easy, it also leads to psychological problems that every intermediate stone clearer…
 
Rufus watched the 1984 movie, Gremlins. Now he's going to retell the plot to Howard, who has seen the film approximately a million times. We get deep into the loose ends, confusing rules, and mystifying structure of the movie, while still loving every single second of it.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:htt…
 
Mates - Some people think it's all over, but there are still a few of the Mes in a position to win the whole shebang and three of them are playing tonight. At least one of them won't be in a position to win by the end of it. But there's some amazing action and some tough choices to be made by the professionals and still no word from our sponsors Du…
 
Chapter One Hundred and Fix - Fix Geefe A Flying - It's approaching 7pm on the 12th September 2021 and Richard is finally forced to confront the allegations that are flying around the stone clearing world and which you've probably seen mention of on stone clearing message boards or rival stone clearing podcasts (mentioning no names, Brian Bramble).…
 
In Young Howard's Doctor Who script "Siege" - an evil race of space women attempt to invade earth by pretending to be a television broadcaster. Meanwhile, Tom Baker Doctor Who and Jamie are close by - sleeping at a policeman's house and going to the cinema.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https://www.patreo…
 
Series 3, Episode 1 - Just How Much I Missed You. It's been away for the summer, but like a cold snap (did somebody say "cold snatch"?) it's back. With the same old jokes/characters/catchphrases and some new old ones. The team speculate on how the new Abba songs might sound and discuss the Chattanooga Choo Choo, bacon with nipples and pig faced sha…
 
Top comedy writing teachers Chris Head and Kay Stonham join Dave and James with great tips for how to develop your career. A big shout out for the solo comedy writers in this age of the comedy-performer, understanding there's room for everyone - plus The Joy Of Sketch, and the excellent "Big hat little hat" theory of comedy writing.More episodes:ht…
 
Eraser - It's all hotting up now isn't it and tonight's frames could put the pretty kitty amongst the pigeons or basically crown the champion with 6 frames to play. Me1, Me2, Me 11 and Me 31 are the players in action and any of them could be walking home with at least one million pounds in a month's time, courtesy of Ian Durex. But what will the re…
 
Chapter 105: Field of Gold. It's before 8am on 6th September 2021 and Richard and Wolfie have an event strewn stone clear ahead of them. There have been changes on the Ftocean that just make things harder than before, but that's why you're here, for intermediate advice on how to cope with this and there's tonnes of this. Plus an intervention from a…
 
In Young Howard's Doctor Who script "Siege" - an evil race of space women attempt to invade earth by pretending to be a television broadcaster. Meanwhile, Tom Baker Doctor Who and Jamie are close by - sleeping at a policeman's house and going to the cinema.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https://www.patreo…
 
Highest Break - It's the final matches of the fifth round and the tension if pretty much unbearable. But still just about bearable. There's discussion of the highest break so far in the tournament and then one of the players challenges for the highest break. But which one? And can she make it? There's a million pounds from our sponsor, Durex if who…
 
Chapter #104: Droopy Penif Earf - It's 8.42am on 1st September 2021 and it's been a while since we've been on the Ftocean. Rich is dizzy, with dizziness, not excitement, but stone clearing is the best medicine, even if the crop reminds you of your genitals. The fabric between alternate universes may be fracturing and some of the listeners may be tr…
 
In Young Howard's Doctor Who script "Siege" - an evil race of space women attempt to invade earth by pretending to be a television broadcaster. Meanwhile, Tom Baker Doctor Who and Jamie are close by - sleeping at a policeman's house and going to the cinema.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https://www.patreo…
 
You've created a great character - congratulations! Now all you need to do is create another, and another, and build your stories around them. This episode Dave and James delve deep into creating relationships between characters.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks…
 
In Young Howard's Doctor Who script "Siege" - an evil race of space women attempt to invade earth by pretending to be a television broadcaster. Meanwhile, Tom Baker Doctor Who and Jamie are close by - sleeping at a policeman's house and going to the cinema.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https://www.patreo…
 
In Young Howard's Doctor Who script "Siege" - an evil race of space women attempt to invade earth by pretending to be a television broadcaster. Meanwhile, Tom Baker Doctor Who and Jamie are close by - sleeping at a policeman's house and going to the cinema.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/Join the gang:https://www.patreo…
 
Chapter 103 - Beardy Thiftle Man - It's late in the evening on the 12th August 2021 and Richard is taking a crepuscular walk around the Stocean, though his path is strangled by crops and wheat. He meets a weird small man on his way who may be the embodiment of a plant and gives you some folk lore about the moon. But it's otherwise a moribund editio…
 
Writer John Vorhaus has been teaching us how to do comedy for decades - his 1994 Comic Toolbox is one of the oldest and best guides for sitcom writers and this episode is PACKED with profound knowledge and glittering jewels of advice.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeek…
 
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