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Comedy sketches written by Kent school children will air on kmfm this week in collaboration with Unusual production company

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School children from across Kent have been exploring their funny side, creating and performing short-form comedy sketches.

The 10-part series will be broadcast on kmfm this week during Drivetime as the world's first radio comedy show written and performed by kids.

The Cool Skool Sketch Show
The Cool Skool Sketch Show

More than 350 pupils from years 5 and 6 have taken part in the project.

They have been brainstorming new jokes guaranteed to get the audience giggling and have even recorded songs to keep the sketches lively.

Workshops in comedy writing and recording were led by writers of TV's multi-award-winning Horrible Histories and Dead Ringers.

The result is both crazy and hilarious - the shows are packed with ridiculous jokes and silly impressions.

Airing during kmfm Breakfast and Drivetime, parents and children will get the chance to hear the broadcast live, but the series will also become available in podcast form on the kmfm website.

Workshops from Horrible Histories writers helped the children to brainstorm ideas
Workshops from Horrible Histories writers helped the children to brainstorm ideas

Rob Wills, head of broadcast at kmfm said: "When Jon from Unusual production company contacted me about this I couldn't say no.

"So many children have benefited from him and his team visiting their school and I know how excited they are to hear their stories on the radio - we look forward to airing them."

These sketches were created in collaboration with Kent-based production company Unusual, in association with the Audio Content Fund and they say they're seeking out the stars of the future.

Jon Holmes from Unusual added: “They say children say the funniest things, but it turns out that they also write and perform the funniest things too.

"From jokes about Boris’s parties to Covid-safe fairytales via The Hulk in a China Shop, we’ve been seeking out the comedy stars of the future."

More than 350 pupils were involved. Stock image
More than 350 pupils were involved. Stock image

The Audio Content Fund is supported by the UK Government to fund independent producers making high quality, public service content for UK commercial and community radio.

This project in collaboration with the fund has allowed children across Kent to be part of something unique and hear their own voices on the local radio.

The 'Cool Skool Sketch Show' will be aired at 07.30am and 3.30pm from Monday, April 18, through to Friday, April 19 on kmfm.

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