Guest editor Bruce Dessau: How does the comedy industry view press coverage

Bruce Dessau is the comedy critic of the Evening Standard and the editor of the comedy website beyondthejoke.co.uk. Below he talks about the state of comedy criticism and the increasing problem of getting tickets to review shows.

In the first in a series of articles on the subject of comedy criticism, he explores the difficulties involved in getting access to shows, asks what the purpose of reviews is, and reflects on whether an artist has a right to refuse to give critics access to their show. Future articles in this series will look at the same issues from the perspective of the performer, the producer and the publicist.

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