The Laughing Guild presents


5th - 6th

Applications Open for Sketch Scribe 2016

Applications are now open for Sketch Scribe 2016 as it returns for its second year in search of new and undiscovered writing talent. 

The competition looks for scripted comedy sketches from new writers from around the UK which are performed live at the festival by a super group of comedians formed from live sketch groups. The sketches will be judged by a panel of industry professionals who will decide on a winner. 

Last year's winner saw Michael J Byrne from Ireland win a development session with famed script editor Andrew Ellard (The IT Crowd, Red Dwarf, Cardinal Burns) with his winning sketch 'The Shoogaloo'. 

In our bid to support Britain's next generation of comedy talent we'll be offering the winning writer a chance to receive a development and insight session with an award-winning sketch group and a script development executive.

Submitting a Sketch

We're looking for scripted comedy sketches that are:

  1. up to 6 mins in length (around 6 pages max.)
  2. can be performed live on stage 
  3. cater for up to 4 performers (on stage at any one time)
  4. have not been previously performed on stage regularly (new sketches that have been performed on the odd occasion are fine)
  5. are from writers based in the United Kingdom
Getting Your Final Draft

For any writer wanting to get feedback on scripts before submitting them then check out The Comedy Crowd where you can get feedback from other writers and comedians. A new collaborative community supporting comedy writers we think it's a great place to stop off first before submitting your final script. 

Apply Here

When you' re all ready to go you can head over to our Submission Page to submit your sketch. 

Deadline: 14th August 2016, 23:59

The competition will take place between 4-6 November during the festival. When applying please try and keep the dates free to ensure you can make the show if selected. 

We wish you all the best of luck and happy writing!

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London SketchFest