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Tuesday 28th February
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Latest news & features
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.
Tuesday 24th January
Angela Barnes, the new host of topical BBC radio sketch show Newsjack, explains how you can contribute to the show and offers up writing some tips.
Tuesday 24th January
Liz Peters from improv group The Maydays says now is a good time to embrace uncertainty.
Tuesday 29th November 2016
We talk in-depth to Greg Jenner, the historical consultant on Horrible Histories. Discover how he managed to get the job, and the challenges involved in writing a historically accurate sketch show.
Monday 28th November 2016
The Bristol Improv Theatre - which is billed as the UK's first full-time permanent theatre space dedicated to improvised theatre - is to launch in March 2017.
Friday 9th September 2016
Comedy group Seldom Differ explain why they've turned to Kickstarter to help prove their sketch show would work on television.
Thursday 8th September 2016
Tom Melia, the writer of sitcom pilot Fail, explains how his online web series was adapted to become a BBC Comedy Feeds pilot.
Friday 19th August 2016
Tom Neenan says "I firmly believe a one liner, a sketch and a story require all the same disciplines to work, and if you can do one well you can absolutely nail the rest."
Recent articles on other websites
Some advice from Andy Riley on topics such as 'How can I break into comedy scriptwriting?'
Andy Riley, 17th March 2017
Janet Bettesworth has complaints over Amused Moose new act contest.
Janet Bettesworth, Chortle, 8th March 2017
Jack Bayles joins Channel 4 having most recently produced all three series of Channel 4's multi award-winning hit comedy Catastrophe with Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney.
Channel 4, 17th February 2017
Jason Simms has been appointed new director of drama and comedy at Sky Vision, the production and distribution arm of Sky. He will take up the role on March 20 and will report to managing director of Sky Vision, Jane Millichip.
Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th February 2017
A beat, in the context of a story, is an event, or a plot development.
James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 30th January 2017
Talent management company Rights Ownership Artist Representation Group has acquired comedy agency Christian Knowles Productions, which represents talent such as Micky Flanagan and Mark Watson.
Music Week, 25th January 2017