DMs Are Open. Image shows from L to R: Athena Kugblenu, Ali Shahalom
DMs Are Open

DMs Are Open

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A sketch show hosted by Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official that accepts submissions from the public. Also features Ali Shahalom.

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DMs Are Open - Tips for the final week

Like I said a bunch of times in my previous blog, a BIG part of success is not giving up. If you've been submitting all through this series, there is ZERO point in stopping now.

The Comedy Loser, 18th June 2022

DMs Are Open - Don't Give Up!

Since I wrote my first two blogs about the show before it had even started, I thought it was time to reflect on the series so far and to scream at you to NOT GIVE UP! DON'T GIVE UP! OKAY? I KNOW IT'S HARD, BUT YOU'VE GOT THIS! YOU'RE SO CLOSE, YOU DON'T EVEN REALISE IT!

The Comedy Loser, 9th June 2022

DMs Are Open - Slide into a Comedy writing credit

DMs Are Open is BBC Radio 4 Extra's new open submission radio show. It's the successor to Newsjack with one vital difference, it's not tied to the news cycle.

Athena Kugblenu, BBC, 31st May 2022

DMs Are Open - 5 tips to boost your chances of getting a credit

I know it feels impossible but I promise it's 100% possible for you to have your material broadcast on the BBC. It's a case of showing up and doing everything that you can control in order to boost your chances.

The Comedy Loser, 13th May 2022

Radio 4 announces DMs Are Open, a show you can write for

Radio 4 is to launch DMs Are Open, a series that aspiring comedy writers and performers can contribute too.

British Comedy Guide, 27th April 2022

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