The danger is that if audiences continue to decline then comedy - already a risky business - will be seen by broadcasters as simply not worth the gamble. Performers like Ricky Gervais, who have already taken their radio show to the web, will take their TV shows there as well.
Could YouTube become the new equivalent of the old BBC2/Channel 4 Friday night comedy zone?
Thursday, August 24, 2006
The sitcom in crisis (part 97) by John Plunkett on The Guardian's Organ Grinder blog.