For the third year running, Sunday for Sammy and the Laffalang Gang are proud to present the final of A Sketch for Sammy, a competition for new comedy writers.
The four short-listed writers, Mike Nicholson, Stephen Blakeney, Thomas McDonald and last year’s winner Kevin Wilkinson, have all benefited from mentoring sessions with organiser Ed Waugh to help them polish the scripts. The final will see their sketches performed by a professional cast to an enthusiastic and supportive audience at The Stand Comedy Club. A panel of celebrity judges will choose the winning sketch and the successful writer will then be presented with the 2017 Phil Richardson Comedy Award. The winning sketch will also be considered for inclusion in the forthcoming Sunday for Sammy show at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on 18th Feb 2018, where it will be shown in front of around 10,000 people. Sunday for Sammy Trustee Jason Cook said: “One of the most difficult challenges for a novice comedy writer is getting your work performed. A Sketch for Sammy gives the opportunity for new writers to see their work brought to life by an experienced cast in front of an enthusiastic audience.”