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A new act competition is launching online. Run by Nodding Dog Comedy, the competition will see 60 acts compete for the title of New Online UK Comedian Of The Year and £500 prize money.
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Sketch group Just These, Please have clocked up millions of views online for their video sketches. Let's find out more about how they do what they do...Read
Seeking underrepresented voices with less slots to play with is tricky, according to Fiona McDermott.Robin Parker, Broadcast, 1st June 2020
This year, much more emphasis is being placed on the video awards, with the Comedy Shorts and Best Web Series Awards taking a more prominent spot. In the absence of live events, the Best Show Award is being put on hiatus for 2020 and the Best Web Series Award will be moving up to take its place as the public voted award of the year.Mariana Feijó, Funny Women, 1st June 2020
Jack Barth's claim he did not receive credit he deserved shines light on movie industry machinations.Lanre Bakare, The Guardian, 31st May 2020
Stand-up Barbara Nice is offering a free comedy course for carers and the over-50s in Birmingham.Chortle, 27th May 2020
More than two-thirds of people think that comedians should be free to tell jokes, even if they cause offence. That's the result of a poll conducted for the newly-formed Campaign for Common Sense, set up to combat what it sees as too much political correctness in society.Chortle, 25th May 2020
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 141 - Producing Your Own Media
Dave and James talk to inspirational DIY moviemakers Danny Stack and Tim Clague about seizing the initiative and producing your own media - plus some delightfully optimistic predictions for how...
ComComPod: Episode 341 - Sindhu Vee (returns)
Sindhu Vee returns to talk about Stu and Sindhu's new parenting podcast Child Labour, and to listen back together to three exclusive clips from the show with interviewees Jess Fostekew,...
ComComPod: Episode 340 - Pope Lonergan
An intriguing and invigorating NonComPod this week with comedian, care home assistant and indeed care home comedian Pope Lonergan. Impressively erudite, Pope has been addicted to drugs as well as...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 140 - Galton, Simpson and Pixar Returns
Last minute tips for ensuring you send your best work to the BBC Galton & Simpson bursary competition, news of more contests and fabulous prizes (Prizes!), and learn from the...
ComComPod: Episode 339 - Brett Goldstein
At last! Brett Goldstein (movie star, comedian, writer, super-fan of ComCom and perpetual invite-swerver) drops by for a 'NonComPod' that won't expose at all how crackers he is. Sadly Stu...