Entertainment Scottish comedians team up for new sketch show on BBC Radio Scotland
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The broadcaster said she is stepping down to catch up on a ‘decade’s deficit of beauty sleep’ after almost 20 years at the helm . Following a two-week break she will cover Jeremy Vine for two further weeks and bid a final farewell to Radio 2 listeners on Friday August 26. In a statement, Feltz said: “I have loved every moment with my Radio 2 ‘Early Birds’ and will miss my Lovely Listeners, Jolly Good Fellows and beloved friends and colleagues at Radio 2 with all my heart. “However, after almost 12 blissful years, I now need to step down to catch up on a much-needed decade’s deficit of beauty sleep.
A brand new satirical sketch show has been commissioned for, based all around public figures and headed by some of the nation's best comics.
Noising Up is a brand new series set for broadcast this autumn, featuring some ofbest comic talent like Karen Bartke, Stephen Buchanan, Zara Janjua, Lana Pheutan and Manjot Sumal.
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The sketch show comes at a time when Scottish politics has never looked tastier meaning all the parties are in for a grilling (or an air-frying). As well as the political movers and shakers, it will also poke fun at everything from television and film to music and sport, satirising all that’s happening right now and what might just be round the corner.
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The series is written by a team of emerging and established writers but also presents opportunities for aspiring writing talent to get their content featured and performed on air.
Noising Up will be produced by The Comedy Unit and was commissioned by BBC Scotland’s Gavin Smith, commissioning executive for comedy, scripted and entertainment and Gareth Hydes, commissioning editor for radio and events.
In a joint statement they said: “The BBC has a strong and proud tradition of producing satirical comedy which sends up and rips in to the public figures who dominate the news agenda.
"Noising Up not only presents us with the opportunity to take a swipe at the topics of the day using some of the best comic voices Scotland has to offer but it also offers us the chance to develop and nurture new comic writers of the future whilst serving up some much needed laughs to the audience.”
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For more details on how to get involved in Noising Up as an aspiring writer, find out more.
Noising Up will start on BBC Radio Scotland in early September. It will also be available to listen to via BBC Sounds.
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