Newsrevue is lucky to have a team of talented writers creating sketches and songs for the show. Our writing alumni includes Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner, Bill Bailey and Rob Newman. If you're interested in writing for Newsrevue, we would love to have you. Contact the producer via .

Below are some of our team.

Mark Daniels, Steven Levenson, Anna Nicholson, Luke Coldham, William Sebag-Montefiore, Jacob Jackson, Jess Brady, Alice Marshall, Andy Field, Chazz Redhead, Howard Grater, Danny Antrobus, Noel Christopher, Mark Collier, Adrian Fisk, Andy Flood, Daniel Page, David Slade, Michael Healy, Garth ApThomas, Robert Frimston, John McGlade, Terry Newman, Steve Roe and Talal Karkouti, Sian Rowland, Alice Gregg, Simon Levenson, Richard Woolford, David Ruby, Jody Barnard, David Gray and the Cast.

Alan Stafford
Alan sold his first ever gag to The Two Ronnies at almost the exact moment Ronnie Barker decided to pack it all in. His gags have frequently lowered the standards of News Huddlines, Parsons & Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections, The Brian Conley Show, Loose Ends and Bremner, Bird & Fortune. He’s also been a purveyor of utter filth to four series of the 11 O’Clock Show. He’s now discovered that sketches pay even better, and has sold many to Huddlines, The Treatment and the Russ Abbot radio show (for which he created the regular character of ham actor Sir Teddington Lock). Alan is delighted to be part of the institution that is Newsrevue, following in the footsteps of his idol - Arthur Bostrom.

Christopher Hale
Christopher studied the Ancient Greeks and Romans at university, so has all the benefits of a Classical Education – answers on a postcard to what those are. Christopher has been writing for NewsRevue since March 2003, proving once and for all that the pun is mightier than the sword. He performed in the show at the same time, and has since directed two runs and the 25th Anniversary Gala show. He also writes poetry, soon to be published, and some random one-liners that hope to be turned into a full-length script at some point. Christopher is Welsh, but don’t hold that against him.

Griff Phillips
Griff has been writing regularly for Newsrevue since, er, umm... well, his first sketch was about Ruth Kelly, and who remembers her anymore, so that's like, ages. He's also written for various other comedy shows (which obviously aren't as good as Newsrevue), had some bits on the radio, and once had a proper grown-up short play on at the Kings Head. Read the whole sad story here.

John Random
One of the show’s stalwarts. He has written for NewsRevue since 1985, and directed it on no fewer than 7 occasions. His 1990 play The Fall-Out Guy won the Radio Times Drama Award and was later screened on BBC2. He was a regular contributor to Fourth Column and The Afternoon Shift on Radio 4 and has written for comedians as diverse as Russ Abbott and Rory Bremner.

Marc Blakewill
Taunted and bullied at school for his mercurial intelligence, prodigious athleticism and long straight pubes, Marc decided to prove that Microsoft Word is mightier than the sword. He has written for BBC Radio’s Weekending and News Huddlines, The Eleven O'Clock Show, The Sitcom Trials, The Treason Show and was the principal writer of two Edinburgh sketch shows Evolution and Revolution. Marc WLTM single woman with large income.

Phil Lunn
As well as director and MD for Newsrevue, Philip is a regular writer. His first play, 'William's Bit of Help' was performed at Canal Café in March 2003 and February 2004.

Stephen Follows
As well as an incredibly talented writer and exaggerator, Stephen is an award-winning film producer. More information at

Terry Newman
Terry is 5ft 9 and one inches tall and is a bottle blonde. His vital statistics are 40 33 36. His hobbies include writing comedy for stage radio and TV. Since starting off with 'NewsRevue' he has had over a dozen commissions from the BBC for shows as diverse as 'The News Huddlines', 'The Way It is', 'Deadringers' and 'Russ Abbot' (cut the last one -Ed), not to mention 'Rory Bremner, who Else?' and 'Bremner, Bird and Fortune' for Channel 4. He currently has a sit com in development with Spinster Productions in Belfast and a pilot for Radio 4 with the vocalist Barb Jungr. In another life he has over 60 academic publications concerned with heart, lung and nerve function and is a world expert on the structure of parasitic wasp testicles (true). His ambitions are to work with young women and to get as many people as possible to see the rather brilliant 'Dulcas's Women' at the Canal Cafe Theatre.