24 October, 2007
" Just when you thought sitcom couldn't get any better: The Sitcom Trials is back!
It's not enough that The Sitcom Trials does Edinburgh, does national tours, does an ITV1 show and is the springboard for such mega-talents as Stephen Merchant, Russell Brand and Miranda Hart - we're back with a knockout tournament: four sitcoms enter, two sitcoms leave.
November sees The Sitcom Trials' biggest venture yet: sixteen fresh, new comedies battling for the prize of Best Sitcom 2007. Each Thursday night for four weeks,four different situation comedies will go head to head. The audience votes for their favourite, and the top two from each night go through to the Semi-finals.
The Grand Final is at the Soho Theatre in December before a specially invited industry audience. And there's a Christmas Party and prize giving ceremony on December 13.
Venue: The Hobgoblin pub, opposite Forest Hill BR (12 mins to Charing X)
Dates: Quarter-finals: 1, 8, 15, 22 November
Semi-finals: 29 November, 6 December
Grand Final: 13 December 1pm Soho Theatre
Prizegiving and Christmas Party: 13 December 7.30pm, Hobgoblin, Forest Hill "