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If you would like to take an advert on Beyond The Joke here are our rates.


£200 per calender month for square ads down the right-hand sidebar (225 x 225). Or £400 per calender month for larger banner/skyscraper/footer (728 x 90). Can also do small banner ad, 225 x 60, for £200 per calendar month.

Weekly rates also available - don't be shy, please ask.

Our Rarely Asked Questions interview slot run as sponsored posts, price £100.

We will also promote on our social media channels for no extra charge.

Discounts if you book a space for more than a month.




And now some more about the website...

Beyond The Joke features original daily news, views and interviews from the UK comedy scene and the world of broadcasting, covering radio, TV, film, internet and any other new-fangled things that are invented in the future.

ISSN Number: 26342049

I want the site to be a cliché-free zone and have a few modest guidelines as follows:

1) BTJ will do its best to resist using the word "genius", except when writing about Daniel Kitson.

2) BTJ will never start a piece with the line "Have you heard the one about..."

3) BTJ will never use the phrase "laughing all the way to the bank" unless writing about a comedian giggling while walking towards HSBC.

4) BTJ will never use the phrase "comedy is a serious business" 

5) BTJ will never use the phrase " no laughing matter"

Sponsored posts are clearly marked. Sponsored posts do not guarantee reviews or have any influence over editorial content or anything written by any members of the BTJ team anywhere else. 

If you like what you read you can also buy my book, Beyond A Joke. There are numerous links on the site, but as you are here you can also click here. If you are wondering why the website is not called Beyond A Joke that is because the person who owns that domain name wanted way, way too much money for it. If I paid what they wanted they really would be laughing all the way to...

And if you'd like to sign up for the site's RSS feed, the URL for the news feed is:

Bruce Dessau, Editor, January 1, 2013.

All written content ©Bruce Dessau/Beyond The Joke


Competition Terms & Conditions:

1. All entries must be received by the closing date of the competition.

2. The winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries received.

3. The winners will be notified by email within a week of the closing date of the competition unless stated otherwise. Please provide the correct email address otherwise your entry may be considered null and void. 

4. No responsibility will be accepted for lost entries.

5. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. Employees of Beyondthejoke and their families are not eligible.

7. There is no cash alternative.

8. The competition is only open to UK residents.

9. Beyondthejoke reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. 

10. Please note that travel and accommodation are not provided unless stated.

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If an invoice is not settled within 30 days we will remove the advertisement from the website and reserve the right to pursue the company for recovery of full payment of any outstanding invoices. 

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