January 2016 Correspondents
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sun 24 January 2016
A record-breaking stitch-up
Comic juggler Mat Ricardo on a disastrous gig on Chinese TV
24/01/2016 … They started it.
Fri 22 January 2016
Hey critics, maybe sometimes satire isn't meant to be taken at face value
Andrew Doyle defends the nuance of Charlie Hebdo
22/01/2016 … I’ve always wanted to write about football.
Mon 04 January 2016
Netflix and thrill
On-demand services are a huge boon to stand-up, says Barry Carter
04/01/2016 … We are in the Golden Age of Television, some of the best TV drama ever made has been in the last five or so years.