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This week, the UK government announced £257m in emergency arts funding - we hear from some of those who missed out, complaining of baffling applications and a lack of guidance, including from Jessica Toomey, director of the Frog and Bucket comedy club.Rhi Storer, The Guardian, 16th October 2020
What are your chances of becoming a writer? Of being successful enough to make a living? We're always being told it will depend on a combination of talent and hard work but that's not the whole answer. How much is down to you, and how much to your personal circumstances? The question of the moment is about your identity. Where are you from, and how does that affect your chances of success?Dave Cohen, Chortle, 14th October 2020
Nikola McMurtrie and her film Karaoke: Behind the Lyrics won the award.Funny Women, 13th October 2020
We caught up with Kate to discuss her win and her creative process...Funny Women, 12th October 2020
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 151 - Making A Scene Of It
Dave and James discuss Dave's new BCG Pro scene-writing competition and what we might learn from Blackadder, plus news about news - topical comedy's moment. And bonus sitcom writing advice...
ComComPod: Episode 351 - Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin can make anything funny; from her superb album 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad, a bulletproof club-fresh comedy special which doesn't tarry with emotion, to live-tweeting the recent...
Sitcom Geeks: Episode 150 - Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton
Dave and James celebrate the big 150 chatting to the great writing pair who brought you Drop The Dead Donkey, Outnumbered, Kate & Koji and tonnes more. Great stories of...
ComComPod: Episode 349 - Kim Noble
Artist, comedian, provocateur and cleaner, Kim Noble is far more concerned with pursuing his artistic instinct than the trappings of success. From sneaking into B&Q dressed as staff (engaging with...