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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.

Fri 13 February 2015

You're hired! | Lorcan Mullan on who should take a top telly job

You're hired!

Lorcan Mullan on who should take a top telly job

13/02/2015 … It's the question on everyone's lips.

Wed 11 February 2015

£450 for a photoshoot? Let me put you in the picture.. | Idil Sukan on the economies of  publicity shots
© Idil Sukan
© Idil Sukan

£450 for a photoshoot? Let me put you in the picture..

Idil Sukan on the economies of publicity shots

11/02/2015 … A huge Edinburgh production company is budgeting £450 for their photoshoots.

Mon 09 February 2015

International comedy is harder than Eddie Izzard says | By Giacinto Palmieri

International comedy is harder than Eddie Izzard says

By Giacinto Palmieri

09/02/2015 … An interview with Eddie Izzard in The Guardian last week was a great testimony to his commendable efforts to demonstrate that comedy can cross borders between cultures and languages.

Fri 06 February 2015

If you're not funny,you're nuts | By Joe Deez, who was punched on stage by an open spot

If you're not funny,you're nuts

By Joe Deez, who was punched on stage by an open spot

06/02/2015 … Most comedians choose this career to make people laugh.

Wed 04 February 2015

Which side are you on in the war against satire? | Alan Varley is disappointed by one leftie liberal

Which side are you on in the war against satire?

Alan Varley is disappointed by one leftie liberal

04/02/2015 … This week, The Independent published a column by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown headlined 'Political satire is funny, but it also causes cynicism and apathy'.

Sun 25 January 2015

Was the BBC really horrified by Frankie Boyle? | Steve Bennett on an odd reason for axing a sitcom

Was the BBC really horrified by Frankie Boyle?

Steve Bennett on an odd reason for axing a sitcom

25/01/2015 … The Daily Mirror yesterday reported that the Frankie Boyle’s-written Radio 4 sitcom Blocked had not been picked up for a series.

Fri 23 January 2015

It's good to be back doing open mics | Karen White on what he learned leaving, and returning to, the circuit

It's good to be back doing open mics

Karen White on what he learned leaving, and returning to, the circuit

23/01/2015 … ‘I’m let loose, from the noose’ AC/DC, Back in Black)Much as I love them, it’s not exactly a frequent occurrence to find myself relating to AC/DC lyrics emotionally.

Thu 22 January 2015

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