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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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News: New London Venue to Stage Comedy & Theatre

Legendary performance space The Boulevard Theatre in Soho is to re-open following susbtantial renovations.

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News: Channel 4 Launches New Hunt For Emerging Comedy Talent

Channel 4 has launched a new initiative to find emerging comedy talent with new brief for social media. Sparks will champion bold, experimental short-form ideas and provide a platform for exciting and distinctive voices to shine through...

  • Up to 4 creative partners from across the UK to deliver 30 pieces of content for Channel 4’s social channels
  • Annual budget for scripted comedy Blaps doubled
  • Entertainment also developing non-scripted shorts for social

Channel 4 has today issued a call-out for a raft

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News: Major New Venue Reopens

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is making a major move into comedy as it re-opens the historic North East venue, Stockton Globe.
 
The multi-million pound refurbishment, funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will see ATG utilise its network of the world’s best talent, producers and promoters, to bring the biggest names in comedy and music back to the venue in the first time in over 40 years.
 
ATG venues have hosted names including Ricky Gervai

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News: UK Clubs Unite To Raise Money for The Homeless

Comedy clubs across the UK, including the Comedy Store and the Frog & Bucket in Manchester, are uniting to raise money for homeless charities next week.

The Homeless support project is an initiative created by Leigh-based comedian, Lindsey Davies. 

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News: Free Public Discussion on the Nature of Humour

The Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) is staging an event to discuss the nature of humour. Feeling Funny, Being Human will explore what humour tells us about being human, whether we are born with humour and whether animals have a sense of humour.

The event is part of the Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities at Brunel University, London and will take place on Friday, November 21 from 4pm-7pm. 

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Review: Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of 2013 Final

It was the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu (604 BC - 531 BC) who said that a march of a thousand miles begins with a single step. I don't think he ever visited the Comedy Pub just off Leicester Square, but if he had popped in on Friday night to see the Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of 2013 Final he would have seen eight newish stand-ups taking their first steps on a journey which they probably hope will end with fame, critical acclaim and a tax bill that would make Jimmy Carr squirm.

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