British Comedy Guide

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  1. Artist impression of new Soho Theatre venue in Walthamstow.

    Soho Theatre previews Walthamstow venue

    • Article
    • 21st May 2019

    Soho Theatre have been previewing their new venue in Walthamstow. The 1000 seater venue is due to become a major comedy hub when it opens in 2022.

  2. Colin Dowland wins Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2019

    • News
    • Writing
    • 20th May 2019

    Headteacher Colin Dowland has won the £10,000 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2019.

  3. Image shows from L to R: Chris Lander, Kate Watson.

    Casarotto Ramsay & Associates expands its comedy division

    • News
    • 17th May 2019

    Comedy agents Chris Lander and Kate Watson are leaving Phil McIntyre Management to join Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, as the company launches a new comedy performance arm.

  4. David Mumeni discusses drama schools and Open Door

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 17th May 2019

    Comic actor David Mumeni discusses whether you need to go to drama school or not, and what the Open Door scheme does.

  5. Multitude Media.

    Publicity company Multitude Media expands to Manchester

    • News
    • 17th May 2019

    Multitude Media, the publicity company which looks after many comedy shows and comedians, is to open an office in Manchester.

  6. Making a live-audience podcast

    • Article
    • Production
    • 16th May 2019

    Dan Page talks through the process of creating, recording and distributing a Radio 4-style podcast recorded in front of a studio audience.

  7. Radio 1.

    Radio 1 looks to commission new comedy podcasts

    • Article
    • 16th May 2019

    Radio 1 is looking to commission a new batch of comedy podcasts, offering a budget of £2,000 to £5,000 an episode. Here's what they're looking for, and how to submit your idea.

  8. NextUp launches bursary to film stand-up specials

    • Article
    • Performance
    • 7th May 2019

    Stand-up streaming service NextUp has launched a special bursary to broaden the range of comedians available on their platform.

  9. Mark Talbot.

    Mark Talbot leaves Hat Trick for Beano

    • News
    • 4th May 2019

    Hat Trick's Head of Comedy Development has joined Beano Studios.

  10. Susie McCabe. Copyright: Off The Kerb.

    Off The Kerb signs Susie McCabe

    • News
    • 3rd May 2019

    Major comedy agency Off The Kerb has signed Scottish comic Susie McCabe.

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Premium Content Getting Comedy On The Radio
BBC Radio microphone.
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A podcast discussion about how to get your ideas heard on the radio.

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Getting On. Doctor Pippa Moore (Vicki Pepperdine). Copyright: Vera Productions.
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A panel discussion in which Andrew Ellard, Vicki Pepperdine, Simon Nye and Tom Edge discuss creating situation comedies.

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The Temp. Image shows from L to R: Tom Crowley, Steve Nelson, Warren (Marek Larwood), Ed Morrish, Susy Kane, David Reed, Aimee (Vicki Pepperdine), Ed Byrne. Copyright: Somethin' Else.
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Steve Nelson talks about what it's like to make a sitcom for Audible Originals. Along the way he offers tips on structuring a show and how to write a treatment.

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Premium Content Jokes without words
Shaun The Sheep Movie. Copyright: Aardman Animations.
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A podcast discussion about dialogue-free comedy. Julian Dutton, Mark Burton and Mellie Buse discuss how to script visual comedy gags.

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