News: Virtual World Tour For Nat's What I Reckon

Kilimanjaro and FORM in collaboration with More Talent are thrilled to announce a “virtual world tour” on 14th October for everyone’s favourite sweary social media sensation Nat’s What I Reckon.


News: Channel 4 To Launch New Comedy Awards

Channel 4 will celebrate the stars of UK comedy with a glorious viewer-voted awards show set to air in 2021 in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.  

The awards will bring the year’s best-loved comedy stars together for a night that celebrates the brilliant work of the comedy world, and all for a good cause. The coveted trophies will be awarded to the winners during the spectacular star-studded red-carpet event which is to be broadcast on Channel 4.  


News: New Comedy Slice PRU commissioned

PRU, a brand new comedy from Fully Focused, has been commissioned as a Comedy Slice for BBC Three.


News: Comedy Clubs Can Apply For Cultural Renewal Fund Grants (England Only*)

Arts Council England has published the eligibility criteria for £500m worth of grants that they are distributing as part of the Cultural Renewal Fund. 
And the comedy industry finally gets a mention. The Live Comedy Association has reported the eligibility criteria as follows.


News: Comedy In The Meantime Aims To Fill That Edinburgh Fringe Gap

RBM Comedy is proud to present Edfringe: Comedy In The Meantime, beaming a mini-festival of live-streamed comedy that would have been at this year’s Edinburgh Festival straight into your lounge/bedroom/garden/garage.

In the wake of the Edinburgh Fringe being cancelled this summer run of shows on Saturdays during August (8th, 15th and 22nd Aug) will commemorate what would have been the 73rd year of the festival.


News: New Podcast Invites Comics To Talk About Their Significant Books

Early on in lockdown writer and comedy producer Lucy Danser teamed up with Digital Producer Sideburn Panda to create a new podcast interviewing comedians about the books that have been significant to them throughout their lives. A sort of literary Desert Island Discs where all the guests are comedians or comedy writers.


News: New Head Of Scripted Comedy At ITV

ITV has announced Nana Hughes as the newly appointed Head of Scripted Comedy.

Reporting into Head of Drama, Polly Hill, Nana will be responsible for driving and developing scripted comedy content and will also support developing scripted comedy drama content. 


News: Comedy Industry Names Give Masterclasses To Young Programme-Makers

The BFI, through its Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), has announced the winners of its See Yourself on Screen Challenge - a UK-wide competition for 4-18-year olds, launched by doctor and TV presenter Dr Ranj Singh last month. Fifteen winners have received virtual masterclasses from mentors including Rob Delaney, Reggie Yates, Harry Hill, Konnie Huq, Matthew Lewis and Jessica Hynes.


News: Live Comedy Association Responds To Issue Of Harassment, Abuse And Misconduct In The Comedy Industry.

The recently-formed Live Comedy Association has issued a response following widespread accounts of sexual harassment, abuse and misconduct in the comedy industry.

The organisation has set out the following plan to tackle these issues.


News: Channel 4 To Explore Comedy During The Civil Rights Movement

Channel 4 is working on a short film comparing comedic skits from the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s with related comedy today.

The film, which is currently untitled, will air this week on C4 at 7.55pm as part of the nightly Take Your Knee Off My Neck factual series following the death of George Floyd in America.



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