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The serious business of comedy training

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

Ben Wicks to head Comedy Entertainment at Expectation

Expectation has appointed The Last Leg executive producer Ben Wicks as Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment.

Televisual, 28th July 2017

Video: The science of stage fright

We analysed how the body responds to stress - by making presenter Jordan Dunbar do a comedy performance.

BBC, 24th July 2017

An update from the Comedy Script Room readers

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

Should I write a spec script?

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

Outlining your sitcom script

Writing a half-hour script is hard. Really hard.

James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 13th June 2017

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