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.


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.


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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