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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 16 March 2012

Janice Forsyth interviews Phill Jupitus ahead of his Scottish comedy gig dates and the BBC Radio Scotland topical comedy show he's recording with Clive Anderson, and hears about the band he's joined with Ade Edmondson, Neil Innes and Rowland Rivron.

Comedy writer David Cosgrove gives us a demonstration of how to write topical jokes and comedy producer Margaret-Anne Docherty tells listeners how to apply to topical comedy workshops she'll be running as part of the Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Comedian and creator of upcoming BBC series Hebburn Jason Cook and TV critic Graeme Virtue discuss the resurgence of regional comedy.

Author Louis Barfe discusses his biography - The Trials and Triumphs of Les Dawson - ahead of his Aye Write Festival event.

  • BBC Radio Scotland Comedy Stand Up Workshop

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