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Just The Tonic founder Darrell Martin talks about what it's like to run a comedy club chain. This interview includes some tips for comedians on how to get noticed by club bookers.
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A look at the podcast's role in the renaissance in creative audio comedy.David Davies, PSN Europe, 17th February 2020
Find out more about the writers who have been part of our most recent Comedy Room development group, beginning in autumn 2019.BBC, 12th February 2020
More Australian comedy clubs are backing the Chortle Student Comedy Award to ensure this year's winner gets a trip of a lifetime.Chortle, 6th February 2020
We made The Diversity Quota primarily to make a platform for diverse voices in comedy. While there are some exceptional comics that come from a myriad of different backgrounds, they are still within the minority especially at the level of standard clubs and open-mics. I think a lot of this comes down to the fact that we overlook just how inaccessible comedy can be.Eliott Simpson, Blizzard Comedy, 1st February 2020
ComComPod: Episode 327 - Matt Winning
A man on a mission, comedian and academic Dr Matt Winning is an expert on climate change and on making the apocalypse funny. We explore how to make a show...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 133 - Where Did We Go Right?
Dave and James dig deep into the 15 scripts on the longlist of the BCG Pro Sitcom Geeks Script Challenge and explain what works, and how you can all move...
ComComPod: Episode 326 - The Sklar Brothers
Twins Randy and Jason Sklar blow audiences away with their extraordinarily layered stand-up, weaving their delivery alongside, through and around each other's voices; sparring, arguing and then dropping into perfect...
ComComPod: Episode 325 - Ninia Benjamin
A juggernaut of charisma and filth, Ninia Benjamin has a supernatural connection to her audience and a mind like a firework display. We discuss why she won't ever explain her...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 132 - Story Is Character
James and Dave talk more about the scripts from the BCG Pro competition, with some more thoughts on getting the story going, how story is character (saving you a fortune...