Contributors

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Alexander MJ Smith

Alexander is an emerging writer of funny things for screen, stage and speaker system. His credits include BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and the word ‘include’ to make it sound like there are lots more. He also sometimes writes things that aren’t funny (on purpose) and sometimes these get published.

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Andy Quirk

Andy Quirk performs as The UK's Premier Rapper of First World Problems alongside his Lead Backup Dancer (and wife), Anna J. He also promotes and MCs' Glossop Globe Comedy and Anything Goes Open Mic in a quaint mill town on the edge of the Peak District.

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Brad Holcombe

Brad is a newbie to the comedy writing scene. His current work status is comedy writer / housewife. As well as The News Dump, he writes for Pitch Jokes and Comedywire - and is an amazing husband, an awesome father, and an all round wonderful fella.

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Cameron Loxdale

Cameron is a comedy writer and producer who has written for several BBC radio shows including The News Quiz, Newsjack and The Leak. He is the co-creator of The Royal Winthorpe Museum Podcast. His name is an anagram of Relaxed Cool Man and he's barely one out of three.

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Chris Ballard

Chris has literally months of experience as a comedy writer. He has had sketch and oneliner credits on BBC’s Newsjack, is a certified writer on Comedywire and has written over 100 articles for various satire sites. He lives in Kent where he is cared for by his wife and two children. One day his wife will laugh at something he has written.

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Dan Kiss

Comedy writer / professionally unemployed.

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Dan Sweryt

Dan Sweryt is an award-winning script editor and comedy writer whose TV, radio, podcast and internet writing still doesn’t pay enough for him not to have a proper job too. But, you know, it does help him buy lottery tickets.

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David Hughes

David is an aspiring comedy writer who has written mainly for Newsbiscuit. After achieving November writer of the month his ambition is to be a successful stand-up performer without standing up or performing.

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Garth ApThomas

Garth’s writing credits include “the world’s longest running live comedy show” NewsRevue in London – where he’s been a writer in the room – BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack and the History Makers podcast.

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Gavin Beans

Occasional writer of comedy. Credits include Newsjack, Newsjack Unplugged, Newsbiscuit, News Revue and The Beano's joke page (1985).

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Jake Mackintosh

Writer - Austin FF 2016 Semifinalist, Edinburgh IFF 2017 Talent Lab alum, Newsjack - All around poor excuse for a human being.

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Jo Burke

Jo Burke has written, produced and performed five, four star, Edinburgh Festival shows and was a ‘So You Think That’s Funny?’ Finalist.

Her debut comedy book ‘iScream’ is available to download on Amazon and continues to receive five star rave reviews.

​She also loves radio and podcasts. She has co-presented on Fubar Radio with Lucy Porter, JLC and Mark Dolan. She likes nothing more than chewing the fat as a guest too and has been heard on the radio waves as a guest on Geoff Lloyd’s Absolute Radio show and recently with Ed Miliband on their ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ podcast.

She is currently previewing her latest stand up show ‘Peculiar’. For show dates check out twitter or www.joburke.com

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Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas is a proofreader, copywriter and self-styled comedy writer. Basically he's a bloke with a laptop and a highlighter pen who likes grand titles and has somehow had good reviews. He has written for Newsjack, and The News Dump, but mainly just for the hell of it.

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Luke Catterson

Luke is a budding comedy writer who claims to have "no notable achievements to date" - but given his work on The News Dump, we're pretty sure that's soon going to change.

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Pete Redfern

Pete has written for various satire sites and hails from Berkshire, where he lives with his wife and two children. Despite looking like a hooligan, Pete has little interest in either football or violence, and instead spends his spare time trying to make people laugh on the internet, mostly unsuccessfully.

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Rob Cromwell

Rob is a comedy and entertainment writer who has written scripts and gags for some of the biggest names in TV, including Stephen Fry, Jimmy Carr, Graham Norton, Dara O’Briain and even Mr. T. He’s written on panel shows including Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Celebrity Juice and Would I Lie To You.

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Simon Paul Miller

Writer for The News Dump, The Rhyming Detective podcast, Big Finish (Doctor Who Short Trips audio story 'Seven To One';) and BBC Radio's Newsjack, Newsjack Unplugged & Breaking The News.

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The News Dump

Sometimes our writers get together and collaborate on stuff. When that happens, this guy sits in. He probably didn't write any of the jokes - he just likes to feel involved. Full credits at the end of the article.