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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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BTF

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:34pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 474 posts
Quote: Danno @ 13th February 2020, 6:31 PM

well played you lot...particularly @BTF, that credit was long overdue!!

Thanks Danno. Well done for your 'nearly' email as we call it!

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Auditchris

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:35pm
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 123 posts

Congrats BTF!!! Well deserved!

Well done everyone else who got emails!

I'm in new dad spectator mode at the moment - it's actually quite nice! Hoping to join the party the back half of the series.

(As for the badger joke, perhaps something about a customer who only went in for a Lynx Errr)

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BTF

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:38pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 474 posts
Quote: Auditchris @ 13th February 2020, 6:35 PM

Congrats BTF!!! Well deserved!

Well done everyone else who got emails!

I'm in new dad spectator mode at the moment - it's actually quite nice! Hoping to join the party the back half of the series.

(As for the badger joke, perhaps something about a customer who only went in for a Lynx Errr)

Good badger take. Hope you are managing some sleep.

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Danno

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:38pm
  • Azerbaijan
  • 304 posts

haha...thanks. i promise i won't let it go to my head....but apparently the laugh it got was so loud it damaged the recording equipment and had to be cut, and a couple of people had to receive oxygen.
could you post directions to the rejects cave please? I'm just thick

dems da breaks.

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BTF

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:42pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 474 posts
Quote: Danno @ 13th February 2020, 6:38 PM

haha...thanks. i promise i won't let it go to my head....but apparently the laugh it got was so loud it damaged the recording equipment and had to be cut, and a couple of people had to receive oxygen.
could you post directions to the rejects cave please? I'm just thick

dems da breaks.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/forums/thread/35458/

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Danno

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 6:46pm
  • Azerbaijan
  • 304 posts

legend.

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GAP1

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:27pm
  • Wales
  • 68 posts

Big congrats to everyone who got their work into the script, episode one of a series has the most competition. Nothing for me, I'll sit back and enjoy the show

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 8:57pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 207 posts

Well done BTF, Dantrobus, Thosisd - particularly getting on the ultra-competitive episode one

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 13th February 2020, 9:26pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 207 posts

and Danno - well done but must try harder

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Stobbart42

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 3:42am
  • Japan
  • 157 posts

I just had a listen and it's a pretty good episode overall. A few stinkers crept in but that's inevitable.

Congrats again to those who got something on.

I'm going to do a sketch this week.

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 7:47am
  • England
  • 145 posts

They do seem to like a Groan worthy pun.

Comedy is like food. If it stinks don't touch it. Unless it's cheese, when the stinker the better.

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Wishus

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 9:13am
  • Northampton, England
  • 116 posts

Well done, Dantrobus, BTF and Thosisd!

Nowt for me.

I shall console myself with getting a short story sale instead. :-)

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BTF

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 10:03am
  • United Kingdom
  • 474 posts
Quote: Wishus @ 14th February 2020, 9:13 AM

Well done, Dantrobus, BTF and Thosisd!

Nowt for me.

I shall console myself with getting a short story sale instead. :-)

Well done!

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Kenny Bania

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 10:03am
  • United Kingdom
  • 207 posts
Quote: BTF @ 13th February 2020, 5:45 PM

Well done, Dantrobus. For the first time EVER and I mean EVER, I have had an email from Newsjack on a Thursday and it says I have got something on the show

BTF - which one was yours ? And was it changed much ?

( I enjoyed the 'material girl' quip, whoever did that )

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 14th February 2020, 10:06am
  • England
  • 51 posts

My one-liner was probably my least favourite of the stuff I sent. It was edited a bit for the broadcast. My original:

The planned takeover of Harry's Razors by Wilkinson Sword has fallen through. The deal was close... very close, the closest ever.

The broadcast version:

The planned takeover of Harry's Razors by Wilkinson Sword has fallen through. The deal was the closest they've ever seen.