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Comment posted by U15798119, at 17:42 6 Sep 2018
17:42 6 Sep 2018
There comes a time when you have to realise that it's not happening for you. It's a situation out of your control and happens for no good reason. Sadly I think Susan Riddell-Writer-Comedien et al are in the final throes of not happening-ville. Not their fault, it just happens.
Riddell's worked with the best: Steff Todd, Sophie Duker, Rachel Jackson, Natalie Sweeney and sadly it's not happening for them either?
Why? They're all great comedy. It may be something quite simple.
Comedy no longer fills theatres, there's no rush of DVDs or Digital downloads at Christmas. Even the very best struggle to sell and instead have moved on to writing, sit-com, soaps or satirical tv (one guy even thinks he's the next Michael Parkinson).
Getting rid of the dross on daytime tv and step change it up with the wit and comedy of some of these participants would be a good idea. Or a late evening, unplanned satirical on current fashions (plumping bums, etc)?
May the luck be with you.
Comment posted by U14434159, at 18:03 9 Aug 2018
18:03 9 Aug 2018
This is truly amazing and a credit to the BBC's tenacity to get some people who clearly have very little if not zero talent noticed.
Not naming names but some people were NOT 'fast and funny' in 2016 (otherwise why would they be on yet another BBC comedy initiative?) and I guarantee that even after significant 'very excited' work and the taking of the 'tremendous opportunity' NOTHING will become the 'final outcome'.
The Comedy Unit was one of the production companies I contacted in 2016 about the fast and funny entrants and had zero response. Seriously, what's going on here?
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