The first Glasgow Sitcom Trials took place at the Yes Bar in Glasgow on September 8th 2015. The five sitcoms in contention were:
THE RETURN OF IVORY SHADOW by Neil TollfreeTHE SHOP THAT SELLS EVERYTHING by Michael Beck
COMMONERS by Adrian Maitra
AFTER STEVEN by Gary Brown and Graeme James
BRING ME SUNSHINE by Conan Peters
And the winner of the audience vote was Bring Me Sunshine by Conan Peters.
The Pitch Fest winning entries, which have sadly slipped from memory and long since into a bin, earned their authors drawings from the flipchart by your host Kev F of Baldrick, Trigger (looking more like Humphrey Bogart than anything else) and Jack & Victor from Still Game (below).
The Best Of.. warm up game was to decide which was the best Moustache In A Sitcom. The winner was Basil Fawlty's. Beating, as you can see below, George out of George & Mildred, Ned Flanders, Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther (?), Rene in 'Allo 'Allo, Freddy Boswell out of Bread, David Brent, Lord Melchet in Blackadder, and Mr Mackay out of Porridge.
For some reason I've never bothered to record the flipcharts or the results from the Best Of... games before, which is a shame, as I've been doing it at the top of every Sitcom Trials since at least 2004 (including throughout that year's Edinburgh Fringe run). What classic creations have disappeared into the ether, we can only imagine.
Stay tuned for a video of highlights of the night, keep watching this space. In the meantime do please enjoy the highlights from the most recent shows in Cardiff, Manchester, Bristol, London and Edinburgh.
The next Sitcom Trials is a Halloween Special in Manchester on October 25th, listen out for the call for scripts.