Anna and Lizzie of the Boom Jennies to showcase their work in New York


Anna Emerson and Lizzie Bates have been selected by the BAFTA Rocliffe 'Future British Comedy Stars' programme to go to New York and showcase their writing at the city's Television Festival. Only five comedy writers (or co-writing pairs) were chosen from almost 500 entrants to have their work performed, so it's wonderful news for the writing pair.

Anna and Lizzie write and performs as two thirds of comedy sketch group The Boom Jennies. They have co-written their shows THE BOOM JENNIES: MISCHIEF (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2012), THE BOOM JENNIES: BLOWOUT (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2011), WE WANT ACTION (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2010), THE BOOM JENNIES (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2009), THE BOOM JENNIES: SHINDIG (C Soco, Edinburgh Fringe 2008), and CIRQUE DE SABOTAGE (Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe 2007).
The Boom Jennies were selected for the Radio 4 comedy showcase SKETCHORAMA which was produced by The Comedy Unit (Tx July 2012). Their comedy drama series MISSION IMPROBABLE was produced by Dave Lamb's company Top Dog Productions, also for Radio 4 (Tx November-December 2012). They're currently developing a sitcom.