Brett Mills is Head of the School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia. He is the author of Television Sitcom (BFI, 2005) and The Sitcom (Edinburgh, 2009). He is the principal investigator on the 3-year AHRC-funded research project, 'Make Me Laugh: Creativity in the British Television Comedy Industry'. David Barlow was Lecturer in Media, Culture and Communication in the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Glamorgan and Director of the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations. He is a joint author (with Philip Mitchell and Tom O'Malley) of The Media in Wales: Voices of a Small Nation (UWP, 2005) and co-editor (with Vian Bakir) of Communication in the Age of Suspicion: Trust and the Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).