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Amused Moose Comedy's National New Comic Award is now open for entries, for its 2020 heats.
Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: Do you have the write stuff?
Flickers Of The Future, a charity-sponsored opportunity for creators aged 18-29, has a £100,000 production funding prize. Judges include Richard Curtis.
The organisation behind London's 2Northdown venue and the TicketText website have announced new live comedy production company Laughing Around.
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BBC Comedy's Felix Dexter Bursary scheme is open to BAME applicants until Friday 29 November.
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Ahead of the Christmas Day return of Gavin & Stacey, I spoke with its director Christine Gernon who has directed all of the episodes of the original run and is back for the special. We chatted about the logistics of filming Christmas in the Summer and her time working in America and what it's like working on their TV model. We also spoke about her start in television as a runner and eventual director on the BBC's beloved sitcom One Foot in the Grave.Luke, The Custard TV, 12th December 2019
Glasgow Libraries have teamed up with the Big Yin's publisher, Two Roads, to celebrate the release of Billy's hilarious new book, Tall Tales and Wee Stories, and are giving fans the chance to win a signed copy of his new release.Gregor Young, The National, 12th December 2019
The actors behind the award-winning The Play That Goes Wrong open up about gender diversity - and why they needed more funny women on-screen.Flora Carr, Radio Times, 11th December 2019
Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed her writing tips and the "joy" of adapting another's work in a rare public appearance on Sunday.Heloise Wood, The Bookseller, 9th December 2019
Comedy is work, work that should be respected by audience, bookers and comedians alike. And unless you're in a carb-loaded sketch, no bread needs to be involved.Kate Stone, Funny Women, 4th December 2019
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 128 - What's The Difference?
This episode Dave and James ask what's the difference between character and characters, story and stories, stand-up and acting? (Spoiler - it's not 8 quid). Also not to be missed...
ComComPod: Episode 319 - Tim Renkow
Star of his own sitcom Jerk and a gleefully discomforting stand-up, Tim Renkow makes his point with devastating wit. We talk about how people's exploitation of Tim's physical vulnerability has...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 127 - How To Plot Your Sitcom
Dave and James revisit the dos and don'ts of plotting, adding sparkle to your stories, with added jeopardy for comedy drama fans.
ComComPod: Episode 318 - Neil Hamburger (Gregg Turkington)
"America's Funnyman" Neil Hamburger is the disturbing comic creation of Gregg Turkington; deeply funny, vile and poignant in equal measure. Ordinarily reluctant to talk about his alter-ego, Gregg gradually uncovers...
ComComPod: Episode 317 - Matt Besser
Inspirational, irascible and as talented an improvisor as you could invent, Matt Besser is the kind of stand-up who can skilfully weave a set live on TV. He is also...