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Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.

Newsjack: How the show is made

Saturday 3rd February

British Comedy Guide goes behind-the-scenes on Newsjack to learn how the producers sift through scripts and edit the sketch show. There's various handy tips in here for those looking to submit jokes to the show.


Christmas Cracker Joke Telling - The Art Of Delivery, from Bath Spa University.

How to write and tell a Christmas Cracker joke

Friday 22nd December 2017

Lecturers from Bath Spa University have looked at the 'science' behind Christmas Cracker jokes. In this article they explain how to write a good festive gag, and how to deliver your seasonal one-liner.


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David Nobbs Memorial Trust launches 2018 writing competition

The David Nobbs Memorial Trust has launched its 2018 comedy writing competition.

British Comedy Guide, 21st March 2018

Why you should enter our Comedy Script Room in 5 quotes

If Comedy Room 2018 is something you want to be involved in but feel it's unattainable, allow me to explain how I managed to get myself selected. Trust me, I know it's an old cliché but if I can do it, anyone can.

Stephen Large, BBC, 19th March 2018

James Bugg interview

How a talented writer created a brand new sketch show for 4Music.

Why Did The Chicken?, 17th March 2018

Craft Of Comedy conference launches 2018 competition

The organisers of Craft Of Comedy UK, the North Wales based conference for comedy creators, have launched a writing competition.

British Comedy Guide, 12th March 2018

Could you be Chortle's next reviewer?

Chortle today launches a search for a new comedy reviewer for the Edinburgh Fringe.

Chortle, 1st March 2018

When is a scene not a scene?

If you're a comedy writer, you probably don't find jokes all that hard. Finding the right jokes that fit a situation and a character can be harder.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 22nd February 2018

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