Live Sketch Comedy: How it differs from TV

With Chris Head's Live Sketch Show Course now running regularly, here are some great clips from live sketch shows and some thoughts on how it differs from TV sketch comedy... We've all seen sketch shows on TV: The Two Ronnies, Big Train, Catherine Tate, Mitchell & Webb… These shows have costumes, sets, location shooting. In contrast live sketch comedy often operates with very minimal setting and props. One of the main challenges with live sketch is conveying the situation without all the usual visual cues of sets and costumes. This is part of the challenge and also part of the creative pleasure for the performers and the audience. Have a look at this clip from brilliant low key and lo-fi ske

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