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News: Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia Join BBC Studios as Staff Writers

BBC Studios has announced two new Staff Writers, Tasha Dhanraj and Rajiv Karia,  to work across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio, including the flagship Radio 4 topical shows The Now Show, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and Newsjack.

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News: COMEDY CENTRAL UK TEAMS UP WITH ACAST FOR DRAGONY AUNTS PODCAST

Comedy Central UK has announced a deal which sees podcast platform Acast become its distribution and monetisation partner for a new podcast series based on its smash hit, online short-form series, Dragony AuntsDragony Aunts The Podcast will be hosted by original drag queen stars of the digital series, Crystal Rasmussen and Candy Warhol.

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News: 2NORTHDOWN LAUNCHES NEW ACT COMPETITION FOR 2021

2Northdown has launched its third New Act Competition, kicking off in January 2021. Leo Reich won last year. Other 2020 finalists included runner up Erika Ehler, Bella Hull, William Stone and Pope Lonergan. The competition is open to all types of comedy, with sketch, character and alternative acts encouraged to apply.

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News: CBBC Adapts Cult Comedy Show for Children

CBBC is adapting a cult comedy hit to be made into a children's show.

CBBC's Monster Court is based on the improvised mock legal stage spoof, This Is Your Trial, in which comics would defend their various positions.

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News: Brexiteers Put The Boot Into Have I Got News For You

Brexit supporters and others have criticised Have I Got News For You after the BBC programme posted a tweet about its future.

Noting that September 28 was the thirtieth anniversary of the first show's airing, the HIGNFY account tweeted: "So that’s 30 years then, but if Paul Dacre and Charles Moore take those jobs we’re unlikely to see another five, and nor is the BBC."

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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.

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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.  

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News: New Comedy Slice PRU commissioned

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

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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.

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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.

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