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The Daily Show: UK Edition Writing Opportunities

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Recruiter

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 10:03am
  • England
  • 4 posts

Hello Everyone,

We're planning a spin off to the popular US TV show, but first we're launching a blog/magazine to gauge and build interest.

We have several positions available for aspiring writers or students willing to give their time/talent to help us, in return you'll receive a popular platform to showcase your work and something to add to your CV.

This is a grassroots campaign so unfortunately the roles will be unpaid, but your hard work will be remembered should the show be green-lit, though there are no guarantees.

Ideally you'll be given a daily slot to post your articles (Around 300 words), they'll be satirical in nature yet still remain insightful much like the original show.

Anyone wishing to apply should PM me with their details, interests, CV, and if possible a sample piece of work.

Thanks for reading.

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sootyj

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 10:07am
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

This sounds very interesting, but are you in fact the Daily Show?

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Recruiter

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 10:16am
  • England
  • 4 posts

No, The Daily Show is more than just a person :P

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Marc P

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 10:16am
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Not just Arthur then?

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beaky

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 10:56am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,718 posts

Doesn't anybody pay for anything nowadays?

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Mr Writer Like In The Song

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 12:42pm
  • England
  • 135 posts

This sounds really interesting, Recruiter. Can you tell us a bit more about your thinking?

Why start with a blog? And why start by looking for unknown writers? I'd have thought if you were running a UK version of The Daily Show, you'd have established talent queuing up. What production company is behind this?

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Vince Ives

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 1:17pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 270 posts

Do you mean a spin off to the Daily Show, or a show that would be like the Daily Show but is in no way affiliated with the actual Daily Show that Comedy Central recently gave up on attempting a UK adaptation of?

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Splodge

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 3:32pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 653 posts
Quote: Recruiter @ 26th May 2014, 10:03 AM BST


We're planning a spin off to the popular US TV show, but first we're launching a blog/magazine to gauge and build interest.


Quote: Recruiter @ 26th May 2014, 10:03 AM BST

students willing to give their time/talent to help us


Quote: Recruiter @ 26th May 2014, 10:03 AM BST


This is a grassroots campaign so unfortunately the roles will be unpaid


Someone needs to get Dominic Littlewood. Now.

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That Writer Chap

  • Monday 26th May 2014, 6:40pm
  • Scotland
  • 12 posts
Quote: sootyj @ 26th May 2014, 10:07 AM BST

This sounds very interesting, but are you in fact the Daily Show?


I'd second that question. Will the blog be on the Comedy Central website?

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Derek Thompson

  • Friday 27th June 2014, 12:32pm [Edited]
  • Cornwall, England
  • 31 posts

I'd have thought a magazine would be expensive to manufacture. And then there's the weapons to be considered.