H.G. Nelson to host SPAA Comedy Gold

08 October, 2008 by IF

[press release from The Comedy Channel]

THE COMEDY CHANNEL is pleased to announce H.G. Nelson will host this year’s Comedy Gold event at the 2008 SPAA Conference being held on the Gold Coast from November 12-14.


THE COMEDY CHANNEL is offering up to $25,000 towards the development of a new TV comedy concept as part of the 2008 SPAA Conference – Comedy Gold and invited Australian writers, performers and producers to submit programme ideas for a 13 part half-hour comedy series.

Twelve short-listed producers have been selected and put to an on-line public vote at THE COMEDY CHANNEL website. The top five finalists as selected by the public will be invited to pitch their comedy concept to a panel including FOXTEL’s Executive Director Television and Marketing, Brian Walsh, Director of Programming Ross Crowley and THE COMEDY CHANNEL Manager Alex Ristevski on November 13 at the Sheraton Hotel, Gold Coast.

To vote for your favourite Comedy Gold finalist go to www.thecomedychannel.com.au click on the Comedy Gold voting link to view the finalists entries. As a reward for voting you have the chance to win a trip for two to the Gold Coast including return flights and two nights at the Palazzo Versace Hotel.