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Masterclass: Craft of Comedy Entertainment

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 6:45pm
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London
A panel of comedy entertainment producers and writers discuss the recent renaissance in entertainment television, covering programme development, writing, casting, and the role of satire.

As entertainment television is on the rise, our panel will discuss where comedy entertainment sits within the genre, and how it is faring in the face of changing demographics. Our experienced panel will discuss how to develop and deliver a format that will entertain and amuse audiences, covering development, casting and talent, and creating a top writing team.

The panel includes:

BAFTA- nominated Ben Wicks, Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment, Expectation (The Last Leg)

BAFTA-winning Jo Bunting, Writer, Executive Producer, (credits include BAFTA winning for Have I got News for You and An Extra Slice)

Poppy Delbridge, Head of Entertainment Development, Wall to Wall (Sweat the Small Stuff)

Alan Connor, writer (Charlie Brooker’s 2016 Wipe, Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish, Have I Got News For You)

In conversation with BAFTA-winning Andy Devonshire, Executive Producer and Series Director, Taskmaster

Please note the new start time of 18.45

Members tickets on sale Wednesday 13 September, 09.30

Public Tickets on sale Friday 22 September, 12.30