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The Funny Women Awards 2021 are open for entries. There are categories for performance, writing and short films.
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If you're a funny and creative person, the process of recording an improvised comedy podcast on a regular basis is relatively straightforward. This guide explains the basics of this type of podcasting and offers some tips on how to make it work.Read
Departing BBC comedy boss Kate Daughton has set up a TV production company. The Upstart Crow and Man Like Mobeen commissioner registered a business - Sai Kung Boys - with Companies House on 31 March, just a few days after she revealed her departure from the BBC.Broadcast, 9th April 2021
"A huge part of why I got into comedy was to understand the mechanics of it."The Comedy Loser, 4th April 2021
Comedy clubs, theatres and producers have received a share of the government's latest £400million tranche of loans and grants to try to keep them afloat during lockdown.Chortle, 2nd April 2021
Overhaul means channel will no longer commission original content but will broadcast performances.Lucy Campbell, The Guardian, 30th March 2021
ComComPod: Episode 369 - Catherine Bohart
Scintillating comic, podcaster, and co-host of Gigless, one of the online success stories of the last year, Catherine Bohart knows herself inside out and has a powerful mental toolkit for...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 163 - The State of Things
What will the comedy writing landscape look like as we come out of covid? James and Dave are surprisingly upbeat about the future for comedy writing despite the demise of...
ComComPod: Episode 368 - The Delightful Sausage
Gloriously disgusting double-act The Delightful Sausage is comprised of jointly and severally brilliant Amy Gledhill and Chris Cantrill, for whom every line is a rug-pull, every image a rat being...
ComComPod: Episode 367 - Sooz Kempner
"Come for the musical theatre, stay for the trauma!" That was the manifesto of the "Asda Kate Bush" Sooz Kempner, on her debut hour, an extraordinary verbatim performance of the...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 162 - Fun With Father Ted - Lissa Evans
Writer, producer and acclaimed comic novelist Lissa Evans tells us what it was like directing and producing Father Ted - and what makes a funny script.