Thursday 18th July 2019
Standon Calling is coming, so we've raided the British Comedy Guide archives and plucked some pearls of wisdom from this year's comedy line-up.
Saturday 3rd February 2018
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. Read
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Ken Cheng has won Dave's Joke Of The Fringe 2017 with the line "I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change." Read all the top jokes here. Read
Thursday 27th July 2017
Newsjack host Angela Barnes recalls proud, painful and peculiar shows, and offers some seriously useful radio-writing advice. Read
Tuesday 24th January 2017
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. Read
Wednesday 5th August 2015
Angela Barnes answers our 10 quick-fire Fringe questions. Read
Wednesday 1st October 2014
Angela Barnes talks about rising quickly up the comedy career ladder, what it was like to appear on Mock The Week, and having her GP on speed dial. Read
The award-winning stand-up on the things that make her laugh the most
The Guardian, 9th October 2020
British Comedy Guide is launching Laughter Lounge, a virtual comedy festival due to run Monday 28th September until Sunday 4th October. Acts include
Tom Allen, David O'Doherty and Luisa Omielan. British Comedy Guide, 7th September 2020
The cancellation of the month-long event due to the coronavirus will have long-lasting effects on the comedy industry.
Veronica Lee, i Newspaper, 7th August 2020
The producers of Leicester Comedy Festival and The UK Kids' Comedy Festival have announced that they are going to go ahead with the
2021 events, with support from a significant number of friends and special guests. Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th July 2020
This year's Latitude Festival has officially been cancelled. The event was due to be held at Henham Park in Suffolk over the weekend of July 16 to 19th.
Chortle, 27th April 2020
Angela Barnes is to marry her boyfriend Matt. Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th March 2020
This year's Machynlleth Comedy Festival has been cancelled.
Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th March 2020
Angela Barnes is releasing an audiobook for Audible, The Ugly Truth, inspired by Angela's 2015 stand up show Come As You Are. Funny Women, 24th February 2020