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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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TheTrashBat

  • Monday 16th March 2020, 7:32pm
  • Dorset, United Kingdom
  • 84 posts

** Recording Cancellation: In light of current events, we have decided to cancel the audience for this recording. We're sorry for the short notice and for the disappointment caused by this. **

I wonder if the show will benefit from not having an audience.

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Monday 16th March 2020, 7:58pm
  • England
  • 181 posts
Quote: TheTrashBat @ 16th March 2020, 7:32 PM

** Recording Cancellation: In light of current events, we have decided to cancel the audience for this recording. We're sorry for the short notice and for the disappointment caused by this. **

I wonder if the show will benefit from not having an audience.

Not waiting for the laughs might mean they can fit in a few more sketches/gags

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KevDP4L

  • Monday 16th March 2020, 9:24pm
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 71 posts

I assume it's still going ahead this week then? Just want to make sure I'm not wasting my time before I write six more jokes for them to reject! :P

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skram

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020, 10:46am
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 86 posts

I wonder how they will do the "nearly"s then - I always assumed they cut the ones that don't get much of a laugh from the audience?

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020, 11:55am
  • England
  • 181 posts

They could do a compilation of cut for time material

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Dantrobus

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020, 2:27pm
  • Sheffield, England
  • 109 posts

Two Corona-y sketches and five oneliners submitted. Feels like this one will be a weird show without a live studio audience. Good luck everybody.

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Kenny Bania

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020, 10:15pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 253 posts

Maybe a laughter track from an old 'Game For A Laugh' could be edited in to show how funny some of us really are ?

( For those with long memories Not The Nine O'Clock News did a good take on the above show - probably on YT somewhere but I'm too inept to put up a link )

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Kenny Bania

  • Wednesday 18th March 2020, 12:03pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 253 posts
Quote: GAP1 @ 18th March 2020, 10:42 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3_YlSWNRho

Thanks GAP1 - much appreciated

btw, anyone going to the virtual recording today ?

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Auditchris

  • Thursday 19th March 2020, 11:55am
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 135 posts

Good luck for today's show although it doesn't seem very important at the moment.

I hope you all stay safe and that by September we'll have returned to the privileged position of being able to worry about Newsjack emails.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 19th March 2020, 12:06pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

The absence of an audience may (I say "may") result in Kiri reducing her faux-excitement a little.

I'll be grateful even if she only turns it down to eleven.

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BTF

  • Thursday 19th March 2020, 3:26pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 548 posts

Yes. Stay safe as much as is possible, all of you. I fear we are in for the long haul with this. Hope to 'see' you all back in September; this won't be over by then, but the show will probably go on.

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 19th March 2020, 5:08pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts

Just got a nearly.