WEDNESDAY 21 April – 4pm
Broadway Cinema in Nottingham
Whether writing as a pair, as part of a bigger team or individually, Peep Show scribes Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are two of Britain’s hottest comedy talents. In this onstage interview led by BFI TV consultant Dick Fiddy, and illustrated with clips, Sam and Jesse will talk about their influences, reveal their sitcom-writing secrets and explain why writing comedy is no joke.
Bain and Armstrong met at Manchester University, but it took a protracted correspondence, “in the days when people still wrote letters”, to establish their compatible sense of humour. After deciding to write together, they worked on everything from The Big Breakfast to Smack the Pony… honing their storytelling skills on children’s television, “a great training ground that every writer should be aware of”. (www.futuremovies.co.uk)