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Friday 14th July
Wednesday 5th July
Roughcut TV has partnered with graphic novel publisher Myriad to launch a comedy-related competition.
Wednesday 14th June
Comedy producer James Farrell has been appointed Head of Development at BBC Studios.
Thursday 9th March
The 2017 edition of new act competition So You Think You're Funny? is now open for entries. There is also now a competition for those under the age of 18.
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If there was, I mean obviously and to my lasting regret there isn't, but if there was a 'How To Be A Successful Comedy Writer 101', I am absolutely certain it would advocate getting out there and experiencing life.Jasmine Tonie, Funny Women, 21st September 2017
You do not necessarily have to do a comedy course to try stand-up comedy.John Byrne, The Stage, 19th September 2017
I think one thing is to have a very specific three-year or five-year aim. And, indeed, ten and twenty year aim.John Fleming's Blog, 13th September 2017
Comedy Room is our six-month development scheme for writers identified through our open submission script room and other talent searches. Following our most recent script room the writers in the Comedy Room 2017 have met up this week for the first time for a series of workshops.BBC, 8th September 2017
Roughcut TV's head of comedy Alex Smith on how comedy has had to up its game in the multichannel VoD landscape.Alex Smith, Televisual, 5th September 2017