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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 except in very rare circumstances). 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.
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Thu 25 August 2016

Don't ruin the Assembly Rooms as a Fringe venue | The Stand director's open letter to Edinburgh rival

Don't ruin the Assembly Rooms as a Fringe venue

The Stand director's open letter to Edinburgh rival

25/08/2016 … Earlier this week, a row broke out over the digital festival being run at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.

Wed 24 August 2016

Brexit: At least we’ll have better music, or comedy... I suppose | Ed Aczel on the big issue

Brexit: At least we’ll have better music, or comedy... I suppose

Ed Aczel on the big issue

24/08/2016 … I love a good bit of what psychologists call global thinking: the more binary the better.

Tue 23 August 2016

Flyering tips for introverts | Ian Lane shares his wisdom

Flyering tips for introverts

Ian Lane shares his wisdom

23/08/2016 … After reading a few articles on how to flyer successfully, I ran out into the streets of Edinburgh like a driver who'd just finished their speeding awareness course at the Marriott Hotel, eager to put my newfound knowledge to good use.

Mon 22 August 2016

'My vagina gives me problems on stage' | Helen Duff on being a female clown

'My vagina gives me problems on stage'

Helen Duff on being a female clown

22/08/2016 … At the time of writing, I’m suffering from a cricked neck after simulating a full-body blow job-cum-Circle Of Life Lion King homage during my first gig at Glastonbury.

Sun 21 August 2016

Can the over-70s cut it in comedy? | Lynne Jassem says ‘yes’!
© Keli Squires Taylor
© Keli Squires Taylor

Can the over-70s cut it in comedy?

Lynne Jassem says ‘yes’!

21/08/2016 … Is Edinburgh a young man’s game? Surely you jest! It takes an ‘alta caca’* to understand the human heart.

Fri 19 August 2016

A message from a comedian NOT in Edinburgh | Sonia Aste is doing just fine...

A message from a comedian NOT in Edinburgh

Sonia Aste is doing just fine...

19/08/2016 … Over two weeks ago, most of my comedy colleagues left for Edinburgh.

Thu 18 August 2016

Tue 16 August 2016

Sex and comedy... do they mix? | Samantha Pressdee thinks so

Sex and comedy... do they mix?

Samantha Pressdee thinks so

16/08/2016 … I’ve just rolled a condom onto a dildo, using my mouth.

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