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Ian Wolf

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Stockton-on-Tees, England
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August 2006
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Hi there,

I'm Ian Wolf, "Data Specialist" on the guide, writing up articles for several shows, creating feature articles, reporting news stories, maintaining the TV and radio schedule and so forth. Probably my most famous work is collecting the reviews for all the shows during the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2015, I was given the first "Unsung Hero" Award at the very first Ham Fist Prizes for my work.

I also work as editor for On The Box, having previous been a TV and radio reviewer for Giggle Beats.

Some of my favourite TV sitcoms include Dad's Army, Yes Minister, Drop the Dead Donkey, Black Books, Seinfeld, Peep Show, Outnumbered and Green Wing.

On radio, I like I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The Now Show, Just a Minute, It's Been a Bad Week, Genius and many of the comedies on BBC Radio 7/BBC Radio 4 Extra such as The Penny Dreadfuls Present..., Undone and A Series of Psychotic Episodes

I want to get into comedy as both a writer and performer. I have written sketches for NewsRevue, Tilt and Newsjack, sent in a cutting to The News Quiz which got read out in the first episode of 2009, and have been given additional writing credits on Russell Howard's Good News in 2010 and Never Write Off The Germans.

I and several other people performed a tribute to QI for our university (Teesside Universty, Middlesbrough), which worked very well. I'm probably the biggest QI fan in the North-East, having worked as a 'Newshound' for their website. I have also attempted stand-up comedy, but that wasn't as successful.

Apart from comedy, my other area of interest is anime and manga. I review it for the website Anime UK News, write a "Beginner's Guide to Anime" for On The Box and I am also the manga critic for MyM Magazine.

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Hi there,

I'm Ian Wolf, "Data Specialist" on the guide, writing up articles for several shows, creating feature articles, reporting news stories, maintaining the TV and radio schedule and so forth. I also work as a TV and radio reviewer for Giggle Beats.

I want to get into comedy as both a writer and performer. I have written sketches for NewsRevue, Tilt and Newsjack, sent in a cutting to The News Quiz which got read out in the first episode of 2009, and have been given additional writing credits on Russell Howard's Good News in 2010 and Never Write Off The Germans.

Apart from comedy, my other area of interest is anime and manga. I review it for the website Anime UK News and I am also the 'Manga Expert' for MyM Magazine.


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Feature articles

Tim FitzHigham review

Saturday 20th August 2011

A great performance, made even more interesting and exciting by the genuine risks the comedian undertook to put together this remarkable show.

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Jollyboat review

Monday 15th August 2011

You know that a comedy show is brilliant when the time just seems to fly by and you leave hungry for more. This describes musical duo Jollyboat's show.

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Ava Vidal review

Monday 15th August 2011

Ada Vidal talks about subjects including race and prejudice, subjects she has covered many times previously.

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Zoe Lyons review

Friday 12th August 2011

Zoe Lyons keeps her audience together with her mix of light and dark, snuggies and a fondness for fudge. Definitely worth seeing if you get the chance.

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Radio 7.

Radio 7's Best 7 Comedies

Saturday 2nd April 2011

Radio 7 is no more. It has been replaced by Radio 4 Extra. We look back at seven of the best home-grown Radio 7 comedies.

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Album Review: Tim Key

Friday 12th November 2010

A review of the comedy album 'Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat.'...

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BBC TV Centre.

Making Comedy Around Britain

Monday 18th May 2009

Ian Wolf looks into why most comedy shows are recorded in London, and asks whether the situation will get any better in the future for all the British comedy fans living up North.

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