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The Problem With Apu In The Simpsons

Hari may love The Simpsons, but he has a big issue with the portrayal of the show’s South Asian character Apu. Hari Kondabolu has a new TV documentary coming out called The Problem With Apu. This documentary focuses on the racial issues he has with the Apu Nahasapeemapetilon character from The Simpsons. He …

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The Best App Out There For Comedy Writers

Pitch is the worlds best (only?) comedy writing app. Anyone can read jokes, but writers must be invited. ‘Pitch’ is a comedy writing app ideally for freelancers. It’s like a digital room where comedy writers could collaborate and work together. It launched last July at Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal and …

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And The Irish Comedian Of The Year Is…

The Vodafone Comedy Carnival has just ended in Galway but some things are just beginning for the Irish Comedian Of The Year. Lisa Casey won the title last weekend at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway. Along with that honour, the Dundalk comedian receives €2,000 and a trip to Australia where she …

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BBC iPlayer Launches Halloween Themed Comedy Shorts

To celebrate Friday the 13th BBC have published six Halloween-themed short comedies. These shorts are available to watch now on the BBC iPlayer. Each show is 5 minutes has been written by new Northern Irish comedy writers “Selected from hundreds of applicants from an open call by BBC Writersroom in Belfast, the …

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A Tribute To Sean Hughes

We are devastated upon hearing the news of Sean Hughes’s passing. He passed away last night at the age of 51. He had been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and died in London’s Whittington Hospital. Sean was voted by his peers as one of the top 40 comedians ever: the youngest winner of …

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