News: Graham Linehan Joins Big Comedy Conference

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Beyond The Joke can exclusively reveal that comedy writer Graham Linehan will be taking part in the forthcoming Big Comedy Conference as one of the headline speakers on Saturday, November 29. The event, organised by the British Comedy Guide, will features talks and advice on how to get on in TV and radio comedy writing from some of the most influential figures in the industry.

Linehan is most famous for co-creating Father Ted and writing the IT Crowd. His latest sitcom The Walshes, which he worked on with sketch group Diet of Worms, begins a repeat run on BBC2 tonight (Tuesday) following its debut on BBC4 earlier this year.

Among the other speakers at the Big Comedy Conference are co-creator of the Inbetweeners Damon Beesley, Men Behaving Badly creator Simon Nye and Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, whose CV includes Drop The Dead Donkey and Outnumbered.

Others also taking part in the day are writers Pete Sinclair, Mark Burton, David Quantick and writer/performer Vicki Pepperdine, whose new series Puppy Love starts on BBC4 on November 13. 

The Big Comedy Conference takes place in London on November 29 from 9am - 7pm. Tickets are £169, but if you book using the code BTJ20 during the checkout it'll take £20 off the price, reducing it to £149. The code is only valid until the November 17. To find out more about the conference and to book click here.




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