Hard-hitting, quick-fire comedy duos tackle news topics in 500 seconds-ish

Top Quote News500 is comedy with teeth, it speaks up for humour and tackles the weekly thorny issues of modern-day media. Responding to the piffle and posturing of the news channels, News500, tells it how it is - or at least how it should be - in 500 seconds-ish, but with jokes. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 11, 2015 - Who's behind it? Filmed in south London at a secret location, the producer (Fat Margaret Productions) has 20 years experience in the comedy world.

    With a huge amount of knowledge and contacts in international comedy, including world tours, theatres, festivals and the comedy circuit, this technical genius behind two of the UK's most prestigious comedy venues produces weekly content with the world's funniest commentators.

    Topical and of the moment
    Shows are scripted every Tuesday and tested in front of a live audience every week. Filming takes place the following day in the studio. Content is then released on Thursday/Friday every week. Subscribers have access earlier. Subscribe now.

    This is fast-paced, challenging, topical comment. Oh, and it's really funny.

    Style, but not over substance
    This is Brass Eye meets Mock the Week. Filmed in a global newsroom, it's fast paced, irreverent comment on current issues. It is naughty without being crude.

    Two guest comedians are invited to present each week as anchors, with special reports from comedy stars. We welcome all, ranging from LGBT to the voice of Tunbridge Wells, if you have something to say, and it is funny, we will listen and broadcast.

    Stories and comment are delivered with sparkling wit, backed up by a team of comedy writers from the international circuit. News500 rights the wrongs, challenges the norm, tackles the prickly issues - with irony and ridicule - and takes the establishment to task.

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