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Jan Etherington.

My Comedy Career: Jan Etherington

Jan Etherington has been writing sketches and sitcoms since the 1980s. After a sea swimming session (she goes every day!), Jan kindly gave us her time to answer our My Comedy Career questions. We're super glad we asked her, as there's some excellent tips and motivation below.

Tell us what you do in your job. Are there any misconceptions?

I am a comedy writer - but also a journalist. I began comedy writing with my husband, Gavin Petrie, in the mid 80s. Between us, we have created and written at least seven radio and television comedy series.

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