February 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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Tue 23 February 2016
Richard Herring's ten best interviews
Lorcan Mullan celebrates 100 RHLSTP episodes
23/02/2016 … As Tom Haverford once told Ron Swanson over a late night fireside chat on Parks and Recreation: 'Podcasts, there's a million of them, and they're all amazing.
Mon 22 February 2016
Don't be a thief, Keith
Comic and police officer Alfie Moore has a word...
22/02/2016 … I've been having a great time bringing my show to Perth, where the lovely friendly Australian audiences are nearly as warm as the weather.
Fri 19 February 2016
How to review a comedy show
Brendon Burns wants critics to show some humility
19/02/2016 … This week, Melbourne comedian Lawrence Mooney got some heat at the Adelaide Fringe for calling out a reviewer on her lack of qualifications.
Wed 17 February 2016
I'd rather be in an audience for improv than stand-up
Martin Hulf explains why...
17/02/2016 … The UK improv scene has been rapidly expanding the last few years.
Tue 09 February 2016
Jokes violate norms - that's why they're funny AND offensive
Barry Carter looks at the theories of comedy
09/02/2016 … There are many popular theories of comedy which attempt to explain why we find something funny.
Mon 08 February 2016
Gein's guide to Britain
The sketch group outline their tour plans
08/02/2016 … Gein's Family Giftshop – Kath Hughes, James Meehan, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Edward Easton – anticipate what their forthcoming dates have in store.
Thu 04 February 2016
How to pitch an idea
Comedian and producer Matt Tiller offers some advice
04/02/2016 … I write a blog, Foot in the Door, which is enjoyable for me to write and aims to help people who are trying to get on in the media, whether they want to be writers, producers, directors or whatever.
Mon 01 February 2016
My favourite comedy festival memories
By Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival founder Geoff Rowe
01/02/2016 … We recently published a list of all the comedians who have performed at the Leicester Comedy Festival since we set the thing up in 1994.