About Us

Bear With is made up of Kate Oswald, Charlotte Pearson, Alison Severs and Lily Smith - all graduates of the National Film and Television School’s Comedy Writing and Producing course. 

In 2016, Alison, Charlotte, Kate and Lily formed Bear With Productions to write and produce online comedy content.


Kate Oswald


Kate's writing has been featured on Newsjack (Radio 4 Extra) and her short film Phyllis and Moira was a finalist in The Comedy Crowd's Chorts competition. As a performer she has lent her voice to the podcasts Sketch Please and Dead Drunk Detective and is a part of the improv group The Parentheticals.


Charlotte Pearson


Charlotte has written for The Now Show, Dead Ringers (Radio 4), Newsjack (Radio 4 Extra) and Russ Abbot (Salford Sitcom Showcase 2016). Her work has been longlisted for the Bafta-Rocliffe comedy writing award, and made it to the final of SketchFest’s Sketch Scribe. She also writes and performs as one third of sketch group Northern Power Blouse.


Alison Severs

Bio coming soon!


Lily Smith

Lily has directed videos for Sony, Polydor, Rough Trade and Habitat. Her short films 'The Breakout Room' and 'Days' were selected for the Unscripted New York comedy film festival and Underwired film festival respectively. Hers and Alison's sitcom script ‘Hostage Situation’ was short listed for the Funny Women Writing Award in 2015, and in the summer of 2016 she and Alison contributed to a team written sitcom in association with Hat Trick and Grand Scheme Media.