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BBC Wales launches comedy writers scheme

BBC Wales has launched a new initiative to find up to three new comedy programmes for BBC One Wales and BBC iPlayer. Writers are being asked to submit scripts.

British Comedy Guide, 14th November 2017

Why Taskmaster was a hard sell...

Alex Horne reveals how the show made it to the screen.

Chortle, 9th November 2017

Chris Sussman interview

An interview with BBC Studios' head of comedy.

Broadcast, 9th November 2017

What is a joke?

What is a joke? A joke is a three-act story - even if your joke has only four words, as Tim Vine manages with his magnificent: 'Velcro? What a rip-off!'

Dave Cohen, Chortle, 17th October 2017

Why would you even bother with studio sitcom?

On a recent Sitcom Geeks podcast, Dave Cohen and I interviewed Pete Sinclair, who wrote Bad Move with Jack Dee for ITV having previously written Lead Balloon together. Both of those shows are single camera shows, but Pete's previous sitcoms were both studio shows (Mr Charity and All Along the Watchtower).

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 16th October 2017

An expert's guide on how to master stand-up comedy

Stephen Rosenfield, founder of the American Comedy Institute, reveals how to make an audience laugh while using on-stage nerves to your advantage.

Stephen Rosenfield, The Guardian, 5th October 2017

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