BBC Radio Scotland Comedy Stand Up Workshop

28th, 29th and 30th March 2012

BBC Radio Scotland Topical Stand-Up Workshops

If you have you finger on the pulse of current affairs and you fancy yourself as a stand-up comedian, why not combine both interests and apply for the BBC Radio Scotland Topical Stand-Up Workshops. These are an opportunity for established and new talent to flex their satirical muscles. All you have to do is write a short topical rant and make it funny! No more than 500 words. If you make us laugh we will invite you to join us for a three day stand-up workshop here in BBC Scotland.

The deadline for paragraphs is midday on the 26th March 2012. Send to Don't forget to attach full contact details and good luck.

See terms and conditions below.

  • Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully to make sure we can accept your entry.

    Terms and Conditions

    1. Entry is open to all UK residents over 18 years old at the time entry closes. BBC employees and persons connected to the Workshop and their close relatives are not eligible to enter. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested. Entries must be from one individual (i.e. no collective submissions) and are limited to one per person.

    2. Submissions can only be made by email to between 15/3/12 and 26/3/12. Entries received after 12 noon on 26/3/12 will not be considered..

    3. The submission must consist of a short topical rant and make it funny! No more than 500 words.

    4. By entering, you confirm that your submission is: (i) your own original work and does not infringe any third party's rights, (ii) has not previously been performed or published, (iii) does not infringe any UK laws, and (iv) you have the necessary rights to give the BBC permission to use it for the purposes specified.

    5. The Production Team will review all eligible entries and select up to 10 of the best entries based on the following criteria: (i) is the material original, (ii) is it funny, (iii) is it suitable for broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, and (iv) is it topical comedy.

    6. The Production Team's decision on the best entries is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    7. The selected entrants will be offered the opportunity to attend the three day workshop in Glasgow. Please note - travel to and from the workshops will not be provided, nor accommodation. For the avoidance of doubt, no other expense or cost will be covered by the BBC.

    8. Should the selected entrants not be available after reasonable attempts to contact him/her, the BBC reserves the right to select another entrant.

    9. By submitting your entry you grant to the BBC, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for BBC services in any media worldwide (including on the BBC's site accessed by international users).

    10. Copyright in your entry will remain with you and the aforementioned permission is non-exclusive. You can continue to use the material in any way you wish and you can also permit others to use the material.

    11. "Entry" covers all contributions made by the entrants in connection with this scheme, including but not limited to any performance and spoken, written and artistic materials (including audio and video recordings thereof).

    12. All entries may be used in publicity campaigns post-scheme. Photographs of selected entrant(s) may also be used in publicity campaigns. The selected entrants agree to take part in any post-scheme publicity if required.

    13. The BBC reserves the right to (i) cancel or change the scheme, (ii) vary or change the opportunity, (iii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or who commits fraud or enters a piece of work that is obscene or not fit for broadcast on the BBC for any reason; or (iv) if in their opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

    14. The BBC will only use personal details for the purposes of administering this scheme, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without permission. Read more about the BBC Privacy Policy.

    15. The BBC is not obliged to commission or produce any ideas submitted or developed during the workshop. Any such commission would be subject to the BBC' standard contractual terms as appropriate to the commission.

    16. The promoter of the scheme is BBC and is subject to the laws of Scotland.

    17. Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them by submitting an entry.

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