Writers’ Dock Comedy Sketch Writing Competition (February-April 2012)
Micheal Jacob has been a comedy script editor, producer and executive producer at Alomo Productions and BBC Television. He is now a script and production consultant. Micheal also kindly offers his time to regularly help comedy writers at the Writers’ Dock forum.
WELCOME TO THE NEW COMEDY WORKSHOP COMPETITION
Micheal Jacob and Jade Cartier (Writers’ Dock Comedy Section Editor) have devised a way of giving – both the seasoned and welcomed first time/newbie, aspirational comedy competition workshop writer – the chance to place existing, well-known characters into a completely different scenario, or tinker with the existing scenario. Every month the comedy competition workshop duo of Micheal and Jade will set a scenario for you, using well-known characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes to let your creative juices run wild on.
Write us a funny take on a familiar character
The first month (February):
We ask you to write the funniest and most creative comedy sketch/scenario with these well-known characters. So, we encourage newbies and seasoned writers to get amongst things. As a guide aim for 250-500 words, but we are not going to be too rigid about things.
Micheal Jacob will cast his eye over your work and make some insightful and poignant comments and, if need be, give you pointers on how you can improve it.
The second month (March):
We will ask you to introduce another character (and take in Micheal’s previous month’s instructions for your piece).
The third month (April):
We will ask you to add a third character (and post these all to the forum as you go), and then we will have submitted all three pieces to Micheal (we will take on board any re-writes – please identify these as re-writes and PM, private message in the forum, Serindipiddy to alert her that there is a re-write).
At the end of the three months, Micheal will make his decision – based on those who have improved their sketch to the maximum and applied the funniest and most creative angles to the finished three part scenarios.
Follow the link below to sign up – we would love to see you there.
March Participation Register (April’s to come)