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New comedy commissioning editor at C4

Jon Petrie has been appointed as Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Channel 4. He will join the channel early in 2019.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 20th November 2018

5 mistakes in the 1st 10 pages of your sitcom script: 1

You're Basically Writing A Movie, Not a Sitcom

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 16th November 2018

Chortle mixed up two black women in report

The row began when details of the comedian Harry Hill's Christmas charity fundraiser event were released earlier this week.

The New Statesman, 15th November 2018

Aardman founders hand stake in business to staff

Founders of the UK's biggest animation company giving up 75% of Aardman to employees to 'safeguard independence'.

Sarah Butler, The Guardian, 10th November 2018

Felix Dexter Bursary recipients announced

We really had a tough job on our hands to pull two worthy recipients from such a talented pool but with the help of the BBC Writersroom, we did and Nathan Roberts and Phoebe Roy should be very proud of themselves for making the cut.

Sarah Asante, BBC, 5th November 2018

Where do sitcom characters come from?

It's a good question, especially if you're in the business of writing and creating sitcom. A sitcom isn't really a situation, but a place where characters interact and generally get on each others' nerves.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 31st October 2018