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What does 'alternative comedy' mean in 2022?

A scene that started as a counter to straight stand-up at the end of the 1970s is still hard to peg - but it's much more than just weird stuff that doesn't work on telly.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 29th June 2022

Luminaries of Lockdown: part one

We have now handed out the last of our Chortle Awards for 2021 for the Legends Of Lockdown. But what was clear from the almost 8,000 suggestions we received was the vast range of comedians and producers working to create comedy during the pandemic. More than we could possibly honour with the accolades. So today and tomorrow we highlight some of the other streaming gigs, social media feeds, podcasts and more who have done so much to provide laughs over the past 12 months.

Chortle, 29th March 2021

How stand-ups swapped the Fringe for Twitch

There has been a huge comedy boom on the gaming platform, enabling acts such as Bilal Zafar to gain creative control and reach new audiences.

Rachael Healy, The Guardian, 12th January 2021

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