Life Coaches: Sitcom for BBC Laugh Track Comp’
I’ve been writing another sitcom, this time for BBC Laugh Track. This competition is aimed at un-produced sitcom writers. So I’m entering a sitcom based on Life Coaches. The main character, Dan Lost is an ex-Rugby coach who’s always being made redundant. He works with his daughter, Felicity, at a health food shop/centre. I like the father/daughter vibe. I don’t think that’s featured in a sitcom often if at all.
Just Make it Funny
According to my friend Russell (a very fine comedy writer) this is the most accessible script I’ve written. I’m pleased so far but there’s a lot to do if it has any chance against all those top class writers. I’m just trying to make myself laugh in the hope it makes the audience do the same.
Life Coaches Extract (work in progress)
How did you’re date go with that one you met on the dating site, what was her profile name?
Did you have anything in common?
Just the one thing.
What was that?
We were both breathing.
DAN LOOKS PENSIVE. HE SUCKS HIS PEN. REALISES WHAT HE IS DOING AND LOOKS EMBARRASSED.
I suppose you owe her one. Come on Rob. We’ve been here before. We can fix this; find you the woman of your dreams. We need to, erm, er, address the empathy. Erm. Would you like to be a woman Rob?
I’d rather just make guest appearances.
DAN STANDS UP AND STARTS TO PACE. ROB WATCHES HIM IN SURPRISE
On the playing field of life, Rob, there are winners and losers. Relationship work balance is like riding a bicycle.
You have to keep pedaling to stay balanced?
No. When you fall off it hurts.
My mother always used to say you can’t beat a good woman.
Because a good woman will never admit defeat.
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Drop me a line and tell me what you think. Much appreciated.