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Chortle's Correspondents section is an arena for fans to share their views on any aspect of comedy. We invite general comment pieces about particular aspects of the comedy scene (although reviews of individual shows or performers tend not to be suited to this section execpt in very rare circumstances) - with the one that's judged best each month receiving a £100 prize. Contributions should be at least 500 words in length, in a similar tone to something you might read in a broadsheet newspaper, and emailed to steve@chortle.co.uk.
We reserve the right to edit pieces - although we will be careful not to change the meaning of anything - or not to use them at all. By submitting an article you grant Chortle indefinite licence to use it freely; though you retain the copyright on it to use it elsewhere.

Sat 23 May 2015

Fri 22 May 2015

Can we end this brutal Fringe Free-for-all | Steve Bennett on the latest Edinburgh spat

Can we end this brutal Fringe Free-for-all

Steve Bennett on the latest Edinburgh spat

22/05/2015 … Free shows have been THE success story of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Fri 15 May 2015

How I uncovered the forgotten Morecambe & Wise sitcom plan | By Eric & Ern's biographer, Graham McCann
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How I uncovered the forgotten Morecambe & Wise sitcom plan

By Eric & Ern's biographer, Graham McCann

15/05/2015 … Have you heard the one about Morecambe & Wise and a sitcom? No? Well, you’re in good company, because not even those who were involved in it seem to know anything about it, either.

Thu 14 May 2015

You can't be a comedian AND a politician | Coral Brown on the comics getting serious

You can't be a comedian AND a politician

Coral Brown on the comics getting serious

14/05/2015 … Eddie Izzard, Sandi Toksvig, Al Murray and Russell Brand have come over all political recently.

Tue 12 May 2015

Who's the hypocrite? | Anthony Miller defends Robert Webb and the hashtag warriors

Who's the hypocrite?

Anthony Miller defends Robert Webb and the hashtag warriors

12/05/2015 … I have for a while been considering replying Alan Varley's various ramblings on the Correspondents section this website but I have been put off by the fact that my replies might be more boring still.

Thu 07 May 2015

Robert Webb's values go up in e-smoke... | Alan Varley accuses the comic of hypocrisy

Robert Webb's values go up in e-smoke...

Alan Varley accuses the comic of hypocrisy

07/05/2015 … Comedian Robert Webb has written an article for the New Statesman magazine headlined 'I wouldn't put Ed Miliband on a T-shirt, but I will vote for him'.

Tue 21 April 2015

They shouldn't have cast Vic Reeves... | Margo Milne says disabled actors should take disabled parts

They shouldn't have cast Vic Reeves...

Margo Milne says disabled actors should take disabled parts

21/04/2015 … Chortle today reported that Sky Arts has commissioned four 'knockabout physical comedies' to transmit in the autumn.

Mon 20 April 2015

Why don't comics get more respect? | Jojo Georgiou wants her hard work to be appreciated

Why don't comics get more respect?

Jojo Georgiou wants her hard work to be appreciated

20/04/2015 … As a working comic, I have done thousands of gigs over the last 18-odd years.

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