Big Comedy Conference video: Jokes

Big Comedy Conference 2023. Image shows left to right: Joel Morris, Christine Rose, Gráinne Maguire

In this video recorded at Big Comedy Conference 2023, the panel discusses the creation of jokes, and what it is like to work as a joke writer.

Speaker biographies

Jo Bunting (host)

Jo is a BAFTA-winning series producer of BBC One topical panel show Have I Got News For You and the executive producer and writer of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice[i] for Channel 4. She has written and presented three series of topical comedy chat show Where's The F In News? for Radio 4.

Gráinne Maguire

Gráinne is a comedian and comedy writer. She has written for the BAFTA Film Awards, the European MTV Awards and is a regular writer for Channel 4's The Last Leg. She is the co-host of The Way They Were, a podcast about celebrity break ups.

Joel Morris

Joel is a award-winning comedy writer and podcaster. As well as a stupidly long string of credits on radio, TV and film, Joel co-created idiot pundit Philomena Cunk, the hit [i]Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series and cult spoof newspaper The Framley Examiner. He hosts the culture and comedy podcasts Comfort Blanket and Rule of Three, and is about to publish a book, Comedy Basic, on how humans use and respond to jokes.

Christine Rose

Christine is an award-winning comedy writer who has scripted material for many of the most influential comedians in the UK. Her recent TV credits include Have I Got News For You, The Traitors USA, Frankie Boyle''s New World Order, The Ranganation, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You?, The Graham Norton Show and the Film and TV BAFTAs.

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Published: Thursday 22nd February 2024

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