Day One - Tues 28th Oct

Script to Screen: Sitcom Panel plus Q&A: £5/£3 concs.

14.00 — 28/10/14 duration 1 hour

Discover the processes and people involved in developing a comedy script for Television.  Join Jon Mountague: Comedy Commissioner, Sky,  Rebecca Papworth: Executive Producer BBC North and Phil Mealey, co-writer of Early Doors, The Royle Family and Sunshine.

Hosted by Henry Swindell from BBC Writersroom.


Live Sketchwriting Competition: Free

15.00 — 28/10/14 duration 1 hour

From the Ideas Tap led sketchwriting competition, we have shortlisted 5 sketches which will be performed live.  Comedy industry judges, will give feedback on each piece.  1 wild card sketch will be pulled from the hat to complete the showcase.  

Hosted by Slaughterhouse Live's Gary Morris

The winning sketch will be made into a short film, courtesy of Ideas Tap

Judges include Micheal Jacob, Rebecca Papworth, Jon Mountague and Henry Swindell.


Comedy Improvisation Workshop hosted by University of Salford: £5/£3 concs.

16.30 — 28/10/14 duration 1 hour

Explore and test funny ideas, create amazing new characters, come down and play for an hour.  A great networking opportunity and a chance to meet likeminded people.  Workshop facilitated by Brainne Edge, Lecturer University of Salford and founder of the UK base of ComedySportz.



Salford University Comedy Showcase: Free

18.00 — 28/10/14 duration 1 hour

Colin Manford. University of Salford alumni take to the stage with an hour long showcase of Sketch Comedy, Improv (Brainne Edge, Tom Short, Sean Mason, Jade Fearnley, Chris Tavner) and Stand Up (Josh Deegan, PKW Sketch, Loose Lips Sketch, Lucy Simons, Sketchy Theatre). Colin to close.


Shortlisted Film Screenings and live sketch comedy: £8/£6 concs.

19.30 — 28/10/14

Film programme 1 and 2 with live sketch and character comedy.


1 Day Pass: £15/£10 concs.

Entry to all daytime industry events and evening film screenings with live comedy.


Day Two - Weds 29th Oct

Wildseed Studios: Creating Fearless New Comedy: Free

12.30 — 29/10/14 duration 1 hour

An ‘in conversation’ session about creating fearless new comedy.  Includes information on current projects, what the market is like out there for new creators and the Wildseed approach to creating content.  

Ryan McDermott, co-creator / director, Staff Room
Adam Brown, co-creator / co-writer, Staff Room
Nicholas Bowe, creator, Peter’s Place

Featuring new videos from Nick Bowe's Peter's Place and the latest episode of Staff Room.


The Joy of Sketch - Workshop: £5/£3 concs.

14.00 — 29/10/14 duration 90mins

Dave has written for loads of topical comedy shows including Dead Ringers, Have I Got News For You, News Quiz and Spitting Image. His sketch-writing classes are popular, fun and always packed out so book quickly as places are limited.


How to Make A Living at Comedy: £5/£3concs.

16.00 — 29/10/14 duration 1 hour including Q&A

Dave Cohen hosts a 1 hour session with guests including Justin Moorhouse, comedy writer Danny Peak and Kate Haldane, an agent from PBJ Management.
The session includes how to 'break into' the business, stand-up, writing for stand-ups, radio and the internet and much more!


Script to Screen: Feature Films: £5/£3 concs.

17.30 — 29/10/14 duration 1 hour including Q&A

Steve Oram will talk through his journey in the making of Sightseers, with Alice Lowe,  which he also stars in.

Other guests include Celine Coulson from Film 4 and Kristian Brodie from Agile Films who will explain how they work with new and emerging comedy feature film makers.



Shortlisted Film Screenings, live sketch comedy + Awards Ceremony! £8/£6 concs.

19.00 — 29/10/14

Film programme 3 and 4 with live sketch and character comedy. Followed by the awards ceremony hosted by Andrew Ryan.


1 Day Pass: £20/£13 concs.


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