Previous Speakers

2017

Alex Moody

Commissioner, BBC TV Comedy

Alison Vernon-Smith

Executive producer, BBC Radio comedy

David Levin

Director, That Lot

Elis James

Stand up comedian

Gail Rennard

Chair of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

Gareth Gwynn

Writer and podcaster

George Kay

Director, Stag

Harry Venning

Cartoonist and writer

Haydon Prowse

Writer and satirist

Hayley McKenzie

Director, Script Angel

Ian Brown

Comedy Writer

Jimmy Mulville

Managing Director, Hat Trick Productions

Jolyon Rubenstein

Writer and satirist

The Comedy Crowd

Comedy creation collective

Jonathan Wakeham

Director, LOCO

Julia MacKenzie

Editor for BBC Radio Comedy

Justine Potter

Comedy and drama producer

Kat Sadler

Writer, Succubu

Kevin Eldon

The actor

Laura Kirwan-Ashman

Writer

Matt Tiller

Development Director, Comedy Central

Pete Sinclair

Writer, Lead Balloon & Bad Move

Rhodri ap Dyfrig

Digital creative, S4C

Adam Meggido

Diretor and improviser

Ryan Dilley

Commissioner, Panoply

Sarah Morgan

Comedy Writer

Saskia Schuster

Commissioning editor, ITV

Tilusha Ghelani

Commissioning editor, Sky

Tudur Owen

Writer and stand-up comedian

2016

Elen Rhys

Comedy and entertainment commissioner, S4C

Steve Austins

Editor, BBC Radio Wales

Sian Harries

Writer, Man Down

Jason Hazeley

Writer, Ladybird Books for Grown Ups

Joel Morris

Writer, Ladybird Books for Grown Ups

Mark Robson

Comedy producer

Amanda Wilkie

Writer, That Lot

Rhian Roberts

Editor, BBC Radio 4 online content

Robin Flavell

Writer, That Lot

Ian Martin

Writer, Veep

Kerry McGeever

Commissioner, BBC Radio Wales

James Carey

Writer, Miranda & Bluestone 42

Lucy Lumsden

Executive producer, Sky TV

2015

Caroline Moran

Writer, Raised By Wolves

Caroline Norris

Producer, Tracey Breaks The News

Kay Stonham

Writer, Bad Salsa

Justin Moorhouse

Kiri Pritchard-McLean

Writer and comedian

Dave Cohen

Writer, Horrible Histories

Ben Partridge

Writer and podcaster

Tim Telling

Editor, The Daily Mash

Mark Boosey

Editor, British Comedy Guide

John Panton

Film maker at Meat Bingo

Rebecca Papworth

Executive producer, BBC Comedy

Eleanor Thompsett

Teachers and academic

Paul ‘Silky’ White

Ruth Bratt

Writer and improviser

Simon Evans

Stand up comedian

Grainne Maguire

Writer and comedian

Peter Curran

Producer and journalist

2014

Ged Parsons

Writer: Have I Got News For You

Colin Anderson

Producer: BBC Radio Comedy

Michael Legge

Stand up comedian

John Finnemore

Writer/Performer: The John Finnemore Souvenir Collection

Bruce Dessau

Comedy critic, London Evening Standard

Sioned Wiliam

Commissioner, BBC Radio 4

Steve Connelly

Director, Yonderland

Caroline Raphael

Producer, BBC Radio

Kate Haldane

Agent, PBJ Management

Andrea Mann

Comedy writer: That Lot

Lisa Moore

Academic, University of Salford

Kristian Smith

Commissioner, BBC tv

Gill Isles

Producer, Peter Kay’s Car Share

David Nobbs

Comedy Writer

Jack Seale

Journalist, The Radio Times