‘The alter-ego’s alter-ego’. Al, in some quarters better known as The Pub Landlord is one of the UK’s best known and most successful comedy acts. He’ll be joining us to discuss his career and his perspective on the comedy world.
With a career as broad as it is long, we’re delighted to welcome Neil Innes to the Craft of Comedy stage - both as part of the conference as the Festival Fringe. The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Monty Python, The Rutles, Innes Book of Records, TISWAS, The Idiot Bastard Band - Neil was in, associated or creator of all these. He’s a musical comedy genius and we’re delighted he can join us, this year.
Stand-up, writer, satirist and most recently, musical comedy star. Marcus is a well known face on TV and distinctive voice on radio. This will be a return appearance at the conference and will also include an opportunity to see him perform as part of the Festival Fringe.
Commissioning Editor, Comedy ITV
Senior Commissioning Editor, UKTV
One of a very few UK comedy writers who can claim success both as a stand-up comedian and an accomplished novelist. Mark was part of Cambridge Footlights and is a well known panel show contestant and touring comedian. He has taken part in a number of long and/or unusual shows at Edinburgh.
The Commissioning Editor for comedy at BBC Radio 4 will make a welcome return visit to the event. Sioned has a significant background in writing, performing, producing and commissioning comedy for UK broadcasters.
Cast of Dead Ringers
BBC Radio 4’s mammoth hit comes to Llandudno for the first time as part of the Festival Fringe. On Friday morning we’ll talk to the cast and writers about how they keep the mighty satirical machine moving. There might be impressions.
Emmy award-winning comedy writer and journalist who will write for food.
The Death of Stalin: Ian Martin & David Schneider
We’re very pleased to be showing one of the comedy highlights of 2017 in the company of two of its writers. The film chronicled the comical power struggles of the Soviet, following the death of Stalin (hence the title) and received near universal acclaim.
Writer: Miranda, Bluestone 42, Concrete Cow, Milton Jones
Journalist, The New Statesman
Audio producer, director and writer. Keeper of the keys to the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Keeper of the keys to Ford Prefect.
Chair, The Writers Guild of Great Britain
Writer: Not Going Out, Tracey Ullman, Horrible Histories, The Now Show, Mitchell and Webb
Comedian, writer and highly professional presenter
BBC Writers Room
The team will be in attendance to discuss their work on the part of the Corporation. These sessions were very warmly received by delegates, last year.
Executive Producer, The Comedy Unit
Comedy commissioner, BBC Wales
Comedian and writer, The Tourist Trap
Director, The Tourist Trap
Cartoonist and comedy writer. Clare In The Community
Long time collaborators with Craft of Comedy - a number of delegates will be drawn at random to submit written material for analysis and feedback from this highly professional script editing team. Full details for entry to the draw will be given to ticket-holders nearer the time
Writer and academic.
Writer: Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks
A special live recording of the popular culture podcast
Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris
The successful writing team behind Charlie Brooker, The Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series, Philomena Cunk and most recently, Radio 4 hit Angstrom.
As an experienced narrative and sketch writer and script editor, Sian’s credits include The Now Show, Dilemma, co-writer on the Channel 4 Greg Davies sitcom Man Down, Rhod Gilbert’s Back to Llanbobl and Sony Award winning radio show Here Be Dragons.
Writer, producer, comedian and actor
Comedy writer. Co-founder, Succubus
Comedy writer. Co-founder, Succubus
Comedy Writer. Eric, Ernie and me
Agent: PBJ Management
Producer, BBC Studios Radio Comedy
Freelance comedy producer, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. Independent producer of the year.
Producer, This Country
The Comedy Crowd
Online writing partnership: Jon Jayson, Peter Wright and Omar Nassar
Writer, My Family; co-head writer, After You’ve Gone
Head Writer, My Family; co-head writer, After You’ve Gone
Writer, comedian and presenter, BBC Radio Wales.