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Edition No6 – Comedy Book From Twitter Out Now

Posted by thealltweetjournal on March 4, 2009

In this week’s edition of the all tweet journal you can read all about a new collection of comedy writing created through twitter.

All proceeds from TwitterTitter, released ahead of Red Nose Day 2009, go to Comic Relief.

Phoenix Nights star Dave Spikey hopes the collection will unearth new talent.

Enjoy the all new all tweet journal

Edition No6

Edition No6

TWIT’S SO FUNNY

New twitter comedy book supports Comic Relief

By @makingthenews
twitter correspondent

A NEW collection of comedy writing — created through Twitter — went on sale this week.
TwitterTitters, featuring exclusive new writing from Phoenix Nights co-creator Dave Spikey and a foreword by comedian Nat Coombs, was created in support of Comic Relief ahead of Red Nose Day 2009.
Dave said: “Not only is Comic Relief a great cause but it is fantastic that up-and-coming comedy writers can contribute to collections like TwitterTitters.”
Nat, whose comedy ‘Chelsey: OMG!’ is an online phenomenon, added: “TwitterTitters is a terrific project and I feel priviliged to be in a position where I can help raise a laugh for Comic Relief whilst promoting young writing talent.
“Every year Comic Relief seems to raise more and more for good causes and hopefully TwitterTitters can help push the total up.”
The project was founded by Linda Jones (@joner) and Louise Bolotin (@louisebolotin) who invited comic writers to submit their work through Twitter.
Linda — from passionatemedia.co.uk — said: “I am a massive fan of Phoenix Nights so to get Dave Spikey’s backing is a bit surreal. We are hugely grateful to both Dave and Nat and are really looking forwad to raising as much money as we can for Comic Relief.”
Louise told how the judging panel had been bowled over by the quality of work submitted.
She said: “We’ve had more than 70 entries in a variety of different formats — everything from monologues, to poems, to short stories and blog posts.
“I love a laugh and it’s heart-warming to see so much comic talent our there and people doing so much for Comic Relief. It has been great also to see Twittersphere join forces to tweet — and retweet — messages to promote the book.”

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