Writing for show
We are always open to new writers joining the team. We look for parody songs (well known tunes) short topical sketches, monologues, running gags, one liners and captions (Jokes about a picture).
Whilst the pay is small it is a writing credit that is taken notice of by BBC Comedy and other TV and radio shows. Pay is divided up via a points system. A percentage of the box office from the show is given over to the writers pool and the writers who get material in the show get a share of this.
The share of the spoils is roughly, 3 points for a song, 2 for a sketch and 1 for a one liner. (roughly £3 for a song or a sketch £2 for one liners.
We hold regular writers meetings both online and in the pub. (If you're in Brighton) you can be anywhere in the world and write for us.
Many TS writers have gone on to write for the BBC, ITV, Channel Four, films, etc. Notable alumni include, Josh Widdicome, Phil Barron, John MgGlade and an idea that once came from Sir Kenneth Brannagh no less.
Guideline for writing for us, it's news based, topical, satirical, short and sweet with a punchline ending.
Sketches usually two pages max, you're allowed 3 pages if it's absolutely HILARIOUS.
Parody songs (funny lyrics to well known songs) try and make the 'hook' (the part that everyone recalls, usually the title) as close as possible to the original. eg: Totally Shit Modern Art to Total Eclipse of the Heart or Adelle singing 'Making Music to Slash Wrists by" to Music to Watch Girls By. Try to have a humorous take on a topic in the news or a well know politician, celebrity or character that's in the news. Avoid repeating the chorus, make it flow if you can as a story or sketch would, even better with a punchline feel to the ending.
One liners, gags basically.
If you wish to join in the fun, just send 2 sample sketches and or a sample parody song to email@example.com marked "FAO Script editor - New writer" and if we like it you'll be invited to join in the fun!