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Many acts may have lost their mojo at the microphone over the last 18 months. So as regular stand-up returns, we're getting advice from the experts. This time: MC Paul Revill talks about how to wrangle a crowd.
If it's such hard work being a comedian, why bother? Good question. There are many good reasons (and some less good reasons) for becoming a comedian...
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The entry form for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2021 is now available. There are 14 categories, including one for Best Online Comedy.
We break down some top tips on how to produce the perfect punchline to a comedy sketch.
Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Trawling the depths of comedy's dark side.
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Sky Studios is on board as the main sponsor, supporting the Stage Award and Comedy Writing Award. NextUp Comedy is sponsoring the Comedy Shorts Award, and heat Magazine & heatworld are media partners for the brand-new Content Creator Award.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st June 2021
I can constantly find new ways to improve what I do and how I do it.The Comedy Loser, 15th June 2021
For June we are very excited to be able to go behind the scenes of Cambridge's oldest Improv troupe, the group is a mixture of university students and members of the community. This month we talk to members of the troupe all about how they prepare for shows, stories from the stage and even get to speak to some of the troupes one on one to find out a bit more about them! Today we go behind the scenes of rehearsals and preparing for a show.Holly, Phoenix Remix, 9th June 2021
Comedians might like to think their brains are wired differently than everybody else's - and now scientific research has proved it.Chortle, 8th June 2021
ComComPod: Episode 375 - Jessie Cave
"A drill-sergeant not a perfectionist", Jessie Cave enjoys simultaneous careers as an actress, comic, artist, and performance artist, all of which marry an extraordinary pragmatism with an attitude of artistic...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 168 - James Has Written A Book, And Why Comedy Writing Is Child's Play
If you thought the Bible was a proper serious tome, prepare to have your viewpoint challenged by James's new book The Gospel According To A Sitcom Writer. Also in this...
ComComPod: Episode 374 - Piff The Magic Dragon (John Van Der Put)
How did a grumpy table magician find a way to turn "being pathetic" into 400 shows a year in his own theatre in Las Vegas? Only Piff The Magic Dragon...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 167 - Dave Has Made A Novel, James Is Telling A Story
Dave talks about his debut novel Stand Up, Barry Goldman ("funny and fascinating, a lovely tale" Jo Brand) out on 8 June, and he and James discuss sitcom story arcs...
ComComPod: Episode 373 - Greg Jenner
If you thought wrestlers shared some of the tropes of comedians' lives, wait til you hear about historians! Comedy-adjacent public historian, writer of Dead Famous and other superb books, and...