Artist Profile

Simon Craig

Simon Craig is an experienced, Rose D'Or-nominated comedy writer working across a variety of genres: panel shows, comedy entertainment, game shows, sketch, prank, sitcom and factual entertainment.

As of January 2019, Simon relocated to LA but is still writing for UK shows remotely.

The previous Head of Development at Talkback, Simon has an excellent grasp of programme format and tone, and is adept at adapting his style for comic / host talent.  He also possesses expert Photoshop skills, which have regularly been employed by shows requiring visual punchlines to gags. 

Simon is more than well equipped for gag-writing, VO punch-ups, host links, sketches, development ideas and pitches.


My Teenage Diary, Talkback (Writer), Radio 4, 2019

To Tell The Truth, FMNA (Writer), ABC, 2019

Sing On, Hello Dolly (Writer), Netflix, 2019

Roast Battle Series 4, Fulwell 73 (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2019

Epic Game Show, Talkback (Programme Associate), ITV, 2019

The Apprentice: You're Fired, Boundless (Programme Associate), BBC Two, 2019

Match Game With Alec Baldwin Season 5, FMNA (Writer/Content Producer), ABC, 2019

Would I Lie To You? Series 13, Zeppotron (Programme Associate), BBC One, 2019

The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited, Monkey Kingdom (Programme Associate), Channel 4, 2018

Your Face Or Mine Series 5, Talkback (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

Blockbusters, Thames TV (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

Stand Up To Cancer, Fulwell 73 (Sketch Writer), Channel 4, 2018

The Apprentice: You're Fired, Boundless (Programme Associate), BBC Two, 2018

Play Your Cards Right, Talkback (Programme Associate), ITV, 2018

Roast Battle Series 3, Fulwell 73 (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

Celebrity Juice Series 20, Talkback (Programme Associate), ITV2, 2018

Script Development, Little Dot Studios (Co-Writer), 2018

Strictly The Best, BBC Studios (Writer), BBC One, 2018 

Box Clever (Development), Initial (Writer), 2018

Beautopia (Script Development), Gunpowder & Sky (Writer), 2018

Roast Battle Series 2, Fulwell 73 (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

True Love or True Lies, Lime Pictures (Programme Associate), MTV, 2018

The Courtney Act Show (Development), Monkey Kingdom (Writer), 2018

Ballybeg Post Office, Little Dot Studios (Co-Writer), 2018

Tenable, Initial (Writer), ITV, 2018

Celebrity Juice Series 19, Talkback (Programme Associate), ITV2, 2018

The Chris Ramsey Show, Avalon (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

Everyone's A Comedian (Development), Talkback (Writer), 2018

Your Face Or Mine Series 4, Talkback (Programme Associate), Comedy Central, 2018

My Teenage Diary, Talkback (Writer), Radio 4, 2018

Celebrity Big Brother, Initial (Writer), Channel 5, 2018 

Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, Talkback (Programme Associate), Dave, 2018

Prank Show Development, Spelthorne Community Television (Writer), 2018 

Comedy Game Show Development (Writer), Maverick TV, Dave, 2017

Phoning It In (Development), Talkback (Programme Associate), E4, 2017

Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular, Open Mike (Programme Associate), Channel 4, 2017

Sounds Like Friday Night, Fulwell 73 (Writer), BBC One, 2017

Al Murray: Make Christmas Great Again, Avalon (Programme Associate), ITV, 2017

The Luke McQueen Pilots (Development), Talkback (Writer), BBC Three, 2017

Censored (Non-TX Pilot), Youngest Media, ITV, 2017

Celebrity Juice Series 18, Talkback (Programme Associate), ITV2, 2017

Panel Show Development (non-TX pilot), Youngest Media (Writer), BBC One, 2017

Lego Masters, Tuesday's Child (Writer), Channel 4, 2017

Welcome to Ballybeg (Co-writer with Michael Stranney), Edinburgh Fringe, 2017

The Last Leg (Correspondents), Open Mike (Writer), All 4, 2017

8 Out Of 10 Cats, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate), E4, 2017

Tenable, Initial, (Writer), ITV, 2017

Panel Show Development, Kerfuffle TV, (Writer), BBC, 2017

Prank Show Development (non-TX Pilot), OM TV (Writer), BBC One, 2017

Celebrity Juice Series 17, Talkback, (Programme Associate), ITV2, 2017

The Great Get Together - Sketch Development, 2LE, (Writer), Channel 4, 2017

Doodlebugs (non-TX Pilot), Electric Ray, (Writer), BBC One, 2017

The Nightly Show, Second Act, (Programme Associate), ITV, 2017

Game of Clones, Youngest Media, (Programme Associate), E4, 2017

Virtually Famous, Talkback, (Programme Associate), E4, 2016

8 Out Of 10 Cats, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate), More4, 2016

Car Jackers, Electric Ray, (Programme Associate), E4, 2016

Comedy Ent Show Development, Monkey Kingdom, (Programme Associate), 2016

Tenable, Initial, (Writer), ITV, 2016

Prank Show Development, Tiger Aspect, (Writer), 2016

Jokebox Jury (non-TX pilot), Boomerang, (Programme Associate), BBC One, 2016

Sketch Show Development (non-TX pilot), Electric Ray, (Programme Associate), 2016

Through The Keyhole, Talkback, (Programme Associate), ITV, 2016

Prank Show Development (pilot), Electric Ray, (Programme Associate), DAVE, 2016

Comedy Ent Development, Second Act, (Programme Associate) ITV, 2016

Feeding Chris Ramsey (pilot), Avalon, (Programme Associate) Comedy Central, 2016

Stand Up To Cancer, 2LE, (Programme Associate) Channel 4, 2016

2016 Paralympics Lexi sketches, 2LE, (Programme Associate), Channel 4, 2016

The Boo Zoo (pilot), 2LE, (Programme Associate) Channel 4, 2016

Parental Guidance, Electric Ray, (Programme Associate) Channel 4, 2016

@Elevenish, Talkback, (Programme Associate) ITV2, 2016

Glitchy, Talkback, (Co-creator, Co-writer), ITV2, 2015

Sickie (pilot), Talkback, (Creator and Programme Associate) ITV2, 2014

Sweat The Small Stuff, Talkback, (Programme Associate) BBC Three, 2014

Virtually Famous, Talkback, (Programme Associate) E4, 2013

Them From That Thing, Zeppotron, (Writer) Channel 4, 2012

Would I Lie To You, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate) BBC One, 2011-2012

Lee Mack's All Star Cast, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate) BBC One, 2011

World's Craziest Fools, Roughcut TV, (Programme Associate) BBC Three, 2011

The Marriage Ref (pilot), Zeppotron, (Additional Material) ITV, 2011

Fifty First Dates, Zeppotron, (Co-creator and writer), E4, 2011

8 Out Of 10 Cats Xmas Special, Zeppotron, (Additional Material) Channel 4, 2011

Odd One In, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate) ITV, 2011

So Wrong It's Right, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate) BBC Radio 4, 2011

Newswipe with Charlie Brooker, Zeppotron, (Additional Material) BBC Two, 2010

GCSE Bitesize (The Crucible), Zeppotron, (Writer) BBC Online, 2010

Little Box Of Horrors, Zeppotron, (Programme Associate) E4, 2010

Popatron, Zeppotron, (Co-creator and writer) BBC Two, 2010

GCSE Bitesize (The Cone Gatherers), Zeppotron, (Writer) BBC Online, 2010


Head of Development, Talkback, 2012-2016

Development Producer, Zeppotron, 2009-2012

Development Executive, Brighter Pictures, 2007-2009

Deputy Head of Creative Unit, Endemol UK, 2005-2007


The Nation’s Favourite Roald Dahl Book (Channel 4)

@Elevenish (ITV2)

Freeze Out (ITV) 

Glitchy (ITV2) 

Virtually Famous (E4) 

Staying In With Greg And Russell (BBC Three) 

Sickie (pilot – ITV2) 

You Have Been Watching (Channel 4) 

Popatron (BBC Two) 

The Boyle Variety Performance (Channel 4)

Fifty First Dates (pilot – E4)

Pointless (BBC One) 

The Whole 19 Yards (ITV) 

Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack (E4)

The Kids Are All Right (BBC One) 

Goldenballs (ITV) 

Rehab (Living) 

Help! My Dog’s As Fat As Me (BBC Three) 

Teen Tycoons (Channel 4)

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