Money: How much can you earn as a comedy writer?


"Money is the root of all evil". So goes the classic song, pivoting off the Bible quote. Of course, the Bible itself is a little more subtle: "the love of money is the root of all evil", it suggests - before going on to note the good that can be done with money.

Money is on everyone's mind at the moment, and understandably so. It, therefore, feels a good time to talk about what sort of financial pressures and compensations you can expect as a professional comedy writer.

The first thing to note is that...

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Published: Tuesday 15th November 2022

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