Every month our clandestine critic reveals the murky truths behind that infamous trade, and live comedy generally. This month: the one industry ill that comedians and critics all agree on.
With live stand-up set to return, we're getting trade secrets from the experts. First up, Juliet Meyers on whether good material has a tell-by date.
BBC Comedy has appointed Hannah Rose to its newly created Assistant Commissioner role based in the North.
Dave Cohen reports back from what he's discovered in the process of running his Build A Sitcom online courses.