British Comedy Guide
Newsjack Unplugged. Copyright: BBC.

Writing impressions sketches for Newsjack

As covered extensively both here on BCG and elsewhere, it's widely accepted across the UK comedy industry that BBC Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack is one of the best writing opportunities for new comic talent. Currently hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and supported by a rotating cast of established sketch performers, it is one of the only outlets to actively encourage unrepresented writers to get their writing broadcast on a national platform.

While the 'open-door' nature of Newsjack means that there is a wide variety of sketch styles in each episode, one consistent element of the programme are the 'impressions sketches'. These...

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