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News: Radio 4 Celebrates Classic Comedy With New Series

Radio 4 and 4 Extra will be celebrating some of the most-loved comedy classics in the coming weeks, hearing from the brains behind some of Britain’s biggest television comedies in a brand new programme What’s Funny About… plus a new one-off Down The Line: Lockdown Special. Cult radio comedy favourites can also be heard again including Cabin Pressure and The Boosh.

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News: Live Comedy Association Launches To Support Industry

The Live Comedy Association, a new body representing the live comedy industry, has been launched as the first formal union of its kind within the comedy sector.

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Opinion: What Is The Future for Live Comedy After Lockdown?

This is the piece I was hoping I wouldn’t have to write. Until recently I was clinging to the hope that there might be a sign of the UK lockdown being lifted imminently and life starting to return to some kind of normality in about a month or so.

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News: How To Have A Northern Irish Wedding - New Comedy Drama

Love and romance get a Northern Ireland twist, in a brand new six-part radio comedy drama on BBC Radio Ulster, from breakthrough writer/comedian Ciarán Bartlett.

How To Have A Northern Irish Wedding begins on BBC Radio Ulster on Saturday 8 February at 10.30am. It follows twenty-something Belfast ‘Bridezilla’ Sarah (Chloe Hodgens), and her hapless husband-to-be Jack (Brendan Quinn), in planning their very special big day - on a budget.

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News: Gold To Reveal Britain's Greatest Comedy Character

UKTV has commissioned a follow-up to Britain’s Greatest Comedian for its comedy channel Gold.

UKTV Original Britain’s Greatest Comedy Character sees a jury of nine comedians, actors, writers, journalists and critics battle it out under the watchful gaze of judge Sally Phillips, as they attempt to agree on who is the country’s greatest.

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News: Fundraising Gig Set Up Following Comedians In Car Crash

A benefit gig has been arranged to raise money to help two comedians who have recently been involved in a serious car crash. The gig will take place in Nottingham on January 20.

Tommy Wager, also known as Tommy Tomski (pictured), and his girlfriend Lisa Vernon were involved in a collision on the A34 near Winchester. Wager escaped with a few cracked ribs and some cuts and bruises, but Lisa had to be taken to Southampton General Hospital.

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News: Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian Of The Year Results

David Bawden has been crowned Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2019.

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News: New BBC Studios Head Of Comedy Appointed

BBC Studios Productions has appointed Josh Cole as Head of Comedy. Cole will be responsible for leading the BBC Studios Comedy team and overseeing its current comedy slate across TV, radio and online, including the BAFTA award-winning This Country, Famalam and Inside No.9. He will also have responsibility for the development of new, returnable comedy shows, working with the best emerging and established creative talent from around the UK. 

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News: Agency Expands Comedy Division

Comedy agents Chris Lander and Kate Watson are joining leading UK literary and talent agency, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd from Phil McIntyre Management. They will be joining forces with Casarotto’s existing comedy agents Abby Singer and Emma Obank, to create a brand-new comedy performance arm. They bring to the agency their existing list of clients which includes award winning talent such as Felicity Ward, Alex Edelman, Mat Ewins, Sindhu Vee, Deborah Frances-White, Chris Washington and many others. 

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News: ITV Explores The Comedy Years In New Series

ITV3 is to air The Comedy Years, a new four-part series looking at important comedy milestones, stripped across the Easter weekend nightly from 19th to 22nd April.

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