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Comic Relief reveals Big Night In total

The UK Government's match funding came to a close on 23rd June and £74,026,927 has been raised.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd July 2020

Graphic novel Flake wins Wodehouse Prize

Everyman's Library and Champagne Bollinger today, 1 July, announce Flake by Matthew Dooley (Vintage, Jonathan Cape) as the winner of the 2020 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction. Flake is the first graphic novel to win the prize in its 20 year history.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st July 2020

Gilded Balloon announces online Fringe line-up

Along with all the wonderful reminders of Fringes past, there will be new work from some of the performers who were due to be appearing at the venue this year.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 1st July 2020

Review: Behind The Filter, BBC Three

This one-off 15-minute sitcom pilot from comedian Phoebe Walsh was scheduled to launch in early June. No specific reason was given for its delay, but now it has finally emerged on BBC Three it has been well worth the wait.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th June 2020

Alex Edelman releasing debut comedy album

Award-winning comedian and writer Alex Edelman releases his debut comedy album on 10th July, a collection of 22 jokes, entitled Until Now via 800 Pound Gorilla Records/Ada Distribution.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th June 2020

Channel X merges with Hopscotch Films

Channel X Hopscotch is a newly launched production company that will be based in Glasgow. It has been formed by independent production company Channel X, who already have offices in London & Manchester, and Glasgow-based Hopscotch Films.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 29th June 2020

Jen Brister longlisted for Polari Prize

Jen Brister has made the longlist for the Polari Prize for LGBTQ+ literature for her book The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th June 2020

The Covid Arms raises £100,000 for charity

The team behind the bar at lockdown comedy pub The Covid Arms have now raised £100,000 to support The Trussell Trust in just 12 weeks since the start of their weekly live comedy night.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd June 2020