BBC Comedy Festival in Newcastle – the countdown is on

Posted on 4th May 2022

With days to go before the BBC Comedy Festival starts in Newcastle there still time to book tickets for the FREE sessions taking place on 12th and 13th May.

With speakers including Charlie Brooker, Greg Davies, Megan Ganz and Tom Marshall, this event is not to be missed.

There’s something for those already in the industry, for those wanting to get into the industry or if you’re just a comedy fan!

Highlights include;

Thursday 12th May

  • An opportunity to meet the nations commissioners and hear how they will be working with people in the region over the coming months
  • Writer, director and executive producer Megan Ganz (Community, Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will be talking about her career and experience in the writing room
  • Charlie Brooker in conversation with Romesh Ranganathan
  • Greg Davies, one of the UK’s most loved comedy writers/performers will discuss his comedy career
  • Film Screening – People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan

Friday 13th May

  • Learn how the TV industry and a production company work from key industry figures
  • Hear about the careers to date of some of the creators of Ghosts and how the programme was developed
  • Award-winning director Tom Marshall talks about his career
  • Find out how comedy shows are developed from the spark of an idea through to making it onto the screen

For full information on all sessions and to book your place click the links below.

Thursday 12th May sessions:

Friday 13th May sessions: BBC Friday | Northern Stage

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