20 episodes

The Female Pilot Club is a club to celebrate comedy written by women! Pilot-clubbers Kay Stonham and Emily Chase get women TV writers to spill their secrets, from the new and annoyingly talented, to seasoned and annoyingly successful Emmy award winners. We chat about gags and gaffs, what makes a good script great and how to survive and thrive as a female writer in the comedy industry. Featuring clips from pilots performed live at the club with the cream of British comedy talent like Greg McHugh, Sarah Hadland, Jordan Stephens, Vivienne Acheampong and Robert Webb, and resident actor Emily Chase. Join the club, have a laugh and we hope - help get great comedy on the telly!
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Female Pilot Club Female Pilot Club

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

The Female Pilot Club is a club to celebrate comedy written by women! Pilot-clubbers Kay Stonham and Emily Chase get women TV writers to spill their secrets, from the new and annoyingly talented, to seasoned and annoyingly successful Emmy award winners. We chat about gags and gaffs, what makes a good script great and how to survive and thrive as a female writer in the comedy industry. Featuring clips from pilots performed live at the club with the cream of British comedy talent like Greg McHugh, Sarah Hadland, Jordan Stephens, Vivienne Acheampong and Robert Webb, and resident actor Emily Chase. Join the club, have a laugh and we hope - help get great comedy on the telly!
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    Emily Lloyd-Saini (Juice, Motherland and Catastrophe)

    Emily Lloyd-Saini (Juice, Motherland and Catastrophe)

    In this episode Kay and Emily talk to Emily Lloyd-Saini (Juice, Motherland and Catastrophe) about her dream experience in a writers’ room, how everyone needs a great comedy partner in their life, and how she doesn’t, repeat, doesn’t want her own TV sketch show!
    #comedy #femalewriter #femalewriting #sitcom #scriptedcomedy #tvcommissioning #femalecomedian

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    • 42 min
    Arabella Weir (The Fast Show, Two Doors Down)

    Arabella Weir (The Fast Show, Two Doors Down)

    Kay and Emily talk to Arabella Weir (The Fast Show, Two Doors Down) about the highs and lows of life as a female writer/performer in the nineties, how she has her bum to thank for her career, and why she’s more of a bauble than a full blown national treasure. 
    #comedy #femalewriter #femalewriting #sitcom #scriptedcomedy #tvcommissioning #femalecomedian

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    • 54 min
    Sydney Stevenson (Misfits, Me and Mrs Jones)

    Sydney Stevenson (Misfits, Me and Mrs Jones)

    Emily and Kay talk to Sydney Stevenson (Misfits, Me and Mrs Jones) about what actors bring to scriptwriting, why she almost gave it all up, and what it’s like to get three scripts into development from one showcase. 
    #comedy #femalewriter #femalewriting #sitcom #scriptedcomedy #tvcommissioning #femalecomedian

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    • 47 min
    Gina Lyons ( In My Skin, Dreaming Whilst Black)

    Gina Lyons ( In My Skin, Dreaming Whilst Black)

    Kay and Emily talk to independent producer Gina Lyons ( In My Skin, Dreaming Whilst Black) and find out what a comedy producer actually does, why everyone needs a side hustle and why it’s good to be a ‘Gobby Girl.’ 
    #comedy #femalecomedy #sitcom #comedywriting #tvwriting #funnywomen

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    • 46 min
    Nikki Patel (Coronation Street, Call the Midwife)

    Nikki Patel (Coronation Street, Call the Midwife)

    Kay and Emily talk to actor and writer Nikki Patel (Coronation Street, Call the Midwife). about how her first script, The Patels, was chosen out of 340 submitted for he UKTV Female Pilot Club female writers' initiative, how she wants to see greater and more complex representations of her South Asian community on British TV, and how she'd like everything to be peace love and rainbows...
    #comedy #sitcom #femalewriter #writing #tv #tvcommissioning #tvpilot #comedywriting

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    • 41 min
    Leigh Douglas (You’re Alright Hun, Sacrament)

    Leigh Douglas (You’re Alright Hun, Sacrament)

    In this episode actor, writer & stand up comedian Leigh Douglas (You’re Alright Hun, Sacrament) talks about her experiences on the UKTV/FPC Script Initiative, gives useful tips on writing queer characters and spills the tea on her very own I Tonya moment in the world of Irish dancing. 
    #writing #jokewriting #britishcomedy #tvcommissioning #comedypilot #comedian #comedywriting #femalewriter #femalecomedian #womenwriting #funnywomen #funnywomen #tvcomedy #comedyfilm #standup #humour

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

annabellaforbes ,

Truth to power

Great interviews - really insightful and truthful - people not afraid to hold back about what they really think and talk honestly about their experiences, which is I think helpful to anyone in and around the world of film/tv/radio/comedy. These are the kind of generous women we need more of. Great work!

Regular_Buster ,

Funny and important show

Really insightful and funny take on the comedy industry with a great mission to highlight the best female talent in the business. Keep it up!

spe323 ,

Leigh Douglas (You’re Alright Hun, Sacrament)

Great new episode! Sparky, skilled interviewing bringing out the best in the guest. :-)

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