Newsjack 2020

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Newsjack

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material

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Bonzo

  • Monday 10th February 2020, 3:49pm
  • London, England
  • 822 posts

Hello
Thought I'd start a thread as NJ is back this week. Good luck everyone! :)

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 10th February 2020, 6:27pm
  • England
  • 3,563 posts

Opponents of the BBC licence fee will, I think, soon catch on to the fact that NewsJack (which is financed by licence payers) is significantly less funny than the BCG "NewsJack rejects" threads - which are available completely free to anybody in the world with an Internet connection. Laughing out loud

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BTF

  • Monday 10th February 2020, 7:08pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 10th February 2020, 3:49 PM

Hello
Thought I'd start a thread as NJ is back this week. Good luck everyone! :)

Thanks Bonzo. Good luck anyone submitting.

Quote: Rood Eye @ 10th February 2020, 6:27 PM

Opponents of the BBC licence fee will, I think, soon catch on to the fact that NewsJack (which is financed by licence payers) is significantly less funny than the BCG "NewsJack rejects" threads - which are available completely free to anybody in the world with an Internet connection. Laughing out loud

True.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 10th February 2020, 11:17pm
  • England
  • 1,950 posts

I've never submitted anything before but would like to give it a go so what are the basic do's and do not do's and anything in particular that you do do?

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Joe Oakes

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 2:18am
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 posts
Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 10th February 2020, 11:17 PM

I've never submitted anything before but would like to give it a go so what are the basic do's and do not do's and anything in particular that you do do?

Do: weak puns and virtue signalling
Don't do: anything clever, cutting or remotely funny

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 7:43am [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,563 posts
Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 10th February 2020, 11:17 PM

I've never submitted anything before but would like to give it a go so what are the basic do's and do not do's and anything in particular that you do do?

I was about to reply to the above question until I saw . . .

Quote: Joe Oakes @ 11th February 2020, 2:18 AM

Do: weak puns and virtue signalling
Don't do: anything clever, cutting or remotely funny

at which point I decided it would require considerable effort to come up with a better answer! Laughing out loud

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Wishus

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:02am
  • Northampton, England
  • 133 posts

I've missed you guys!

I was beginning to panic you'd disappeared behind a paywall.

Not written anything this week (yet). Life has been hectic!!!

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Kenny Bania

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 10:27am
  • United Kingdom
  • 235 posts

The perfect storm of trying to come up with a good oneliner and wondering if my garden fence will blow down
Good luck for woke one

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Danno

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 11:33am
  • Azerbaijan
  • 307 posts

Just think, right now someone bleary eyed and still hungover from the weekend's excesses is pretending to read your oneliners ;)

Bonne Chance

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:22pm
  • England
  • 164 posts

I didn't get time to submit last series. I was working on a web series. This is my first episode back on the horse

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BTF

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:40pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts

I decided to try two sketches in limited time if it killed me. Sketches on Love Island and Universal Credit. UC one way too predictable but I had to move quickly. Punchline bad on the UC one. It was early hours/I had enough. Love Island one seemed a hilarious, whacky idea when I started putting pen to paper.....enough said. So both 'no chancers' (don't mean to be negative). Six one liners went in. I tried a 'sort of' swear word.

What did you all do sketches on?

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Bonzo

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 8:53pm
  • London, England
  • 822 posts

Good luck BTF. We sent a sketch about the storm causing a plane to cross the Atlantic in record time.

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BTF

  • Tuesday 11th February 2020, 9:15pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 11th February 2020, 8:53 PM

Good luck BTF. We sent a sketch about the storm causing a plane to cross the Atlantic in record time.

That sounds an interesting idea. Good luck with it to you both.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Wednesday 12th February 2020, 1:57am
  • England
  • 1,950 posts
Quote: Joe Oakes @ 11th February 2020, 2:18 AM

Do: weak puns and virtue signalling
Don't do: anything clever, cutting or remotely funny

What?

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Stobbart42

  • Wednesday 12th February 2020, 3:08am
  • Japan
  • 163 posts

I just managed three Breaking News one-liners, but I think they're not bad. Certainly not my worst attempts. But unfortunately they're not about Brexit or Trump so I still don't fancy my chances.