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Campaign to remember Ian Cognito

April 11th will be the one year anniversary of the sudden death of comedian Ian Cognito. To mark his passing, Ryan Mold, the owner of the venue where Cognito died, is asking all comedians to upload a picture of themselves at 9pm on April 11 on their socials holding a hammer and using the hashtag #cognito.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th March 2020

Podcast review: Richard Herring meets Charlie Brooker

It helps that Herring and Brooker seem to get on well and being similar ages share so many references.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th March 2020

TV review: Friday Night Dinner, C4

Is there a sitcom at the moment with a stronger cast than Friday Night Dinner?

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th March 2020

Tributes paid to late comedy writer John Langdon

Veteran comedy writer John Langdon has died. Langdon was one of the country's most experienced comedy writers, working on classic programmes including Not The Nine O'Clock News and with Kenny Everett. He also worked on The News Quiz and most regularly with Rory Bremner.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th March 2020

Chris & Rosie Ramsey's podcast joins Acast

Acast, the world's biggest podcast company, has announced that Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed has joined the Acast Creator Network.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th March 2020

TV review: Mister Winner, BBC Two

Comedy fans who have seen Jones onstage or enjoyed Clunkerdunk may be surprised by this. There is no laugh track or studio laughter giving it a slightly flat feel. But Jones is great and is always watchable, even when you can see the punchlines coming a miles off. It just seems like an odd fit for someone who is so imaginative, creative and talented.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 25th March 2020

New album from Ben Norris

He has done something more about scratching that musical itch, releasing the album Moral Vacuum, 12 songs which combine appealingly infectious melodies with wryly comic lyrics.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th March 2020

Review: Stay At Home Festival

When the coronavirus hit home last week there was a lot of talk about comedians setting up online gigs as their touring workload dropped off a cliff.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th March 2020