Jesting About 2: Funny Gets Serious
Are you a writer, performer or comedian? We're searching for the next generation of comedy talent for Jesting About 2: Funny Gets Serious which is being held in Newcastle.
Jesting About is a partnership between BBC North, BBC Comedy and Northern Film & Media, with the aim of finding and developing the best comedy talent.
Last year, successful applicants undertook a programme of workshops led by the likes of Bob Mortimer and Ross Noble, before pitching ideas, scripts and sketches to BBC Commissioners.
Applicants performing at Jesting About
This year, BBC Comedy are inviting pilot sitcoms for BBC One, there's an opportunity to create a pilot for a weekly live comedy and entertainment series for BBC Three, and BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees are keen to discover new talent for a specially commissioned half hour pilot show.
We want jesters from all walks of life and levels of expertise to submit their funniest ideas. Successful applicants will attend workshops and receive support from BBC Executive Producers and Commissioners to develop their ideas into pilots.
Entry forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing deadline is noon on Monday 28th November and successful applicants will be announced on Friday 9th December 2011.
For more information, terms & conditions and application forms here are some handy links...
And here's the radio show from last time: