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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.
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 02 September 2016

The real heroes of comedy | Scott Bennett hails the partners of stand-ups

The real heroes of comedy

Scott Bennett hails the partners of stand-ups

02/09/2016 … When people ask me why I do stand-up, I find it easy to answer.

Mon 29 August 2016

What comedy and variety can learn from wrestling | Mat Ricardo's 1,300 words of reality

What comedy and variety can learn from wrestling

Mat Ricardo's 1,300 words of reality

29/08/2016 … Recently, I was watching some pro-wrestling.

Sat 27 August 2016

Making kids' comedy funny for parents | By Malia Walsh of Children Are Stinky

Making kids' comedy funny for parents

By Malia Walsh of Children Are Stinky

27/08/2016 … Seeing children’s shows can be a slow painful death for parents.

Fri 26 August 2016

Doing mainstream character comedy at the Fringe | By Anna Morris

Doing mainstream character comedy at the Fringe

By Anna Morris

26/08/2016 … British comedy has produced an array of brilliant and memorable comedy characters.

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.

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