The Comedy Doctor on agents

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A members asks: I heard that agents don't spend much time actively seeking out new work opportunities for you. Is that true? If so, what is the point of them?

Thank you for the question - it's a good one.

Agents seem to exercise an almost mystical power over new writers. Many believe that, if only they could secure themselves an agent, the gates marked "Success" would open and they'd immediately join the figures they admire at the pinnacle of the British comedy industry.

Sadly, it doesn't work like that. Indeed, merely having an agent is unlikely to make a...

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Published: Wednesday 3rd January 2024

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