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Sun 20 November 2016

Why I'm trying to eclipse The Sun | Gus The Fox creator Matt Haydock fights back with humour

Why I'm trying to eclipse The Sun

Gus The Fox creator Matt Haydock fights back with humour

20/11/2016 … Last Wednesday I went shopping, and, while walking past the newspaper stand, I had an idea.

Wed 16 November 2016

How long do I keep calling myself a new comedian? | President Obonjo on comedy competitions

How long do I keep calling myself a new comedian?

President Obonjo on comedy competitions

16/11/2016 … President Obonjo speaks on Comedy Competitions  Comedy competitions are a great way to showcase your talent in front of industry people and to play to audiences that have never seen your act.

Thu 10 November 2016

Comedy must be diverse to counter Trump's divisions | So says promoter Alfie Noakes

Comedy must be diverse to counter Trump's divisions

So says promoter Alfie Noakes

10/11/2016 … Most of us would agree that 2016 has been a grim one….

Fri 04 November 2016

Thu 27 October 2016

The golden age of British nudie comedies | Alan Stafford assesses the genre

The golden age of British nudie comedies

Alan Stafford assesses the genre

27/10/2016 … When I completed the manuscript of my first novel, I expected to feel exhilarated.

Mon 24 October 2016

Working with Jimmy Perry was 'fascinating chaos' | Robin Ince's memories of the comedy writing great

Working with Jimmy Perry was 'fascinating chaos'

Robin Ince's memories of the comedy writing great

24/10/2016 … I can’t dance, unfortunately for Jimmy Perry, he never asked if I could.

Fri 21 October 2016

Andrew Lawrence documentary-makers weren't straight with me | By Brendon Burns

Andrew Lawrence documentary-makers weren't straight with me

By Brendon Burns

21/10/2016 … I’ve just seen the Sky Arts documentary, Outcast Comic, regarding Andrew Lawrence.

Thu 20 October 2016

Comedy's class issues | James Meehan calls for an end to stereotyping, on and off screening

Comedy's class issues

James Meehan calls for an end to stereotyping, on and off screening

20/10/2016 … Last week, comedian James Meehan took part in the Class, Comedy and Offence seminar at Brunel University, West London, as Chortle reported here.

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