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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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Can you learn to be funny? Maybe not, but courses, workshops and drama schools can teach prospective comedians how to hone their craft. John Byrne talks to tutors helping comic hopefuls the tricks of the trade and how to engage an audience.John Byrne, The Stage, 31st July 2017
We analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.BBC, 24th July 2017
We're just about to start the full read stage of the latest Comedy Script Room, and there's one key thing we've noticed in terms of which scripts make it this far. Great characters.BBC Writersroom, 16th June 2017
A 'spec' script is one that is written speculatively. Or 'on spec'. Which means that no-one has paid you or commissioned you to write it.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 16th June 2017
Writing a half-hour script is hard. Really hard.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 13th June 2017