Comedy writing 

Sample short - Two extracts from sitcom NIGHT BY DAY


NIGHT BY DAY

by Clive Power

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George:

We can’t just hide it; we have to show it doesn’t work. If you haven’t got a working TV, you don’t need a licence.

Marcus:

If we just cut the plug off.

George:

No, that would still be a working TV; you just need to put the plug back on.

Marcus:

In the same way that you pull the head of a chicken, it’s still a chicken?

George:

But if you turn it into chicken minced minibites, it’s no longer chicken, is it?


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Marcus:

Do you think she meant it about what she thinks the wallpaper says to her?

George:

What, that it wants to separate? From the matt emulsion? Of course she was just playing the part she took up earlier. And that I’ve seen her do several times before - (NOW UNSURE) with no TV Licence men anywhere around.

Ruby:

(OFFSTAGE, FROM FLAT ABOVE, SHOUTING). I’d wish you’d give it a rest and stop whirring so loud.