Thank you very much to everyone who entered Funnydotcomp. After reading every single entry, David Tyler would like to say that:
“I was both mildly amazed and utterly pleased with the response we got, and the high proportion of scripts that were painstakingly written and very often very funny. There was so much good stuff to read, with subjects ranging from Autobiography to Zombies. And also other Zombies. Genuinely grateful that I had the opportunity to read them all, and I’m sorry that we can only choose a limited number of winners. But well done, thank you and always remember that the ability to write and the determination to actually complete a script are wonderful things, and frankly, if I could do either, I bloody would”
We have now announced the 4 winners, who were, in no particular order:
Straight Faced, by Mark Daniels
Green by Lizzie Hopley & Olivia Mace
Wednesday in Space by Hudson Hughes
Cole's Law by William Vandyck
Watch this space to see what happens with these 4 brilliant scripts!
Funnydotcomp is your chance to have your funny radio script directed by a leader in the audio field, performed by a professional cast and potentially developed with a view to submitting it to broadcasters.
Pozzitive is one of the leading independent comedy producers - our TV shows include Victoria Wood's dinnerladies and Steve Coogan's Paul & Pauline Calf Video Diaries and Coogan's Run and our audio includes Cabin Pressure, Shush!, Agendum, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jack & Millie, Tom Neenan's The Hauntening, Marcus Brigstocke's The Brig Society and Giles Wemmbley Hogg, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The 99p Challenge, Bigipedia, the list goes on...
... and then stops. So we need new stars, new scripts, new shows. That's where you come in.
You see normally we biff off to Edinburgh and see all your shows and then run around excitedly to talk about developing stuff for naming no names but eg Radio 4. But this year we literally couldn't. So we've decided to this instead...
FUNNYDOTCOMP is a competition where we select four radio scripts for more development. This will include -
a detailed script-editing session by multi-award-winning producer/director David Tyler leading to -
a fully-rehearsed table read or mic'd-up performance, by a cast of actors (or your own team if it's a writer/performer-led script) and directed by David Tyler...
... with a view to possible further development by Pozzitive and a submission to audio broadcasters
You can be a single writer, a team, an existing act, a writer/performer combo or just a devilishly-clever piece of text-generating software. If you have representation, you can submit it through your agent. The only criterion is that is must be a 30m audio comedy script that might reasonably be broadcast and form the nucleus of a series - no one-offs. It can be a sitcom or broken-comedy-but-with-a-premise. Sorry, we can't accept unlinked sketch shows this time out.