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Tuesday 25th September 2018
Saturday 11th August 2018
Comedian and financial writer Dominic Frisby talks about why many comedians perform in Edinburgh despite knowing they're going to lose money.
Thursday 19th July 2018
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
A report commissioned by the Writers' Guide Of Great Britain has revealed that TV sitcom in the UK is mainly created by male writers. Only 11% of British sitcoms are written predominantly by women.
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Podcast hosting platform Acast has teamed up with production company Wisebuddah to launch a competition to find a new podcast star.
Sunday 29th April 2018
Brendan Way from improv group The Parentheticals explains the importance of rehearsals when it comes to performing improvised comedy.
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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
You're Basically Writing A Movie, Not a SitcomJames Cary, Sitcom Geek, 16th November 2018
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
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
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
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