100 Years of the BBC: Meet the Comedy Team


Meet the BBC Comedy Team as they talk about their big hunt for laugh out loud comedies.

This session will touch on:
• The push and pull of sitcom versus comedy drama and their prioritisation of the former.
• How to get a comedy show in the UK.
• As well as working with US partners like Amazon, HBO and beyond to make successful TV brands that make an impact.

We’ll be joined by Jon Petrie (Director of Comedy), Tanya Qureshi (Head of Comedy), Gregor Sharp (Commissioning Editor) and Navi Lamba (Head of Talent Development).

Don’t miss out when the BBC Comedy team joins THIS SERIES 2022.



November 3


3.00 PM – 3:30 PM  


Filmby Aarhus, Studio 1


Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy

Tanya Qureshi, Head of BBC Comedy

Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy

Navi Lamba, Head of Comedy Talent Development, BBC Comedy

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