Monday, 5 October 2009

Sitcom Trials Press Release - judges announced

Comedy - London

The Sitcom Trials
10th Anniversary Season at Leicester Square Theatre

TV names from Red Dwarf and Mock The Week to I’m Alan Partridge and Inbetweeners will be joining leading comedy industry producers to judge the 10th Anniversary Season of The Sitcom Trials in London from October 19th.

The Sitcom Trials show takes brand new sitcom scripts, chosen from hundreds of entries by budding comedy writers, and puts them head to head, with the audience and the panel of experts voting for their favourites. The winners go through to semi finals and a Grand Final on Dec 1st.

Judges for the new season’s shows include Inbetweener’s writer Iain Morris, Red Dwarf’s Robert Llewelleyn, Alan Partridge’s David Schneider, TV Burp’s David Quantick, Torchwood’s Tom Price, the Comedy Store Players’ Richard Vranch, Time Out’s Tim Arthur, leading comedy producers including Bill Dare, Katie Tyrell, & Nev Fountain, and head of BBC Radio Comedy Jane Berthoud.

Last season’s winner is now writing for the BBC and this season hopes it’s uncovered the next great comedy writing talent.

"Comedy history” Evening Standard
Winner – Fringe Report Award for Best Encourager Of Talent 2008

LISTING DETAILS (please publish)

DATE: Monday Oct 19 / Oct 26 / Nov 2 / 9 / 16 / 23
VENUE: Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
TITLE: The Sitcom Trials
TIMES: 6pm and 8.30pm (same show each night)
PRICES: £5 (6pm) £10 (8.30pm)
BOX OFFICE: 0844 847 2475 /
BLURB: Brand new sitcoms go head to head, audience and panel of comedy experts vote for the winner. (Judges Oct 19: David Schneider, David Quantick, Katie Tyrell)

PRESS CONTACT: Kev F Sutherland
T: 07931 810858 E:

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