All the right words – just not necessarily in the right order

All the right words – just not necessarily in the right order

It is often said that the key to great comic delivery is timing. I would go further and say its the key to great writing too. But before I get into that, let’s examine the power of timing in the best way possible — Morecambe and Wise.

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

The 11th Doctor & Amy, and the 10th Doctor & Marie AntoinetteAfter a long wait, series five of Doctor Who is with us. The first episode — The Eleventh Hour — debuted over the Easter weekend in the UK, bringing with it a new Doctor and a new production team. But brilliant as the whole shebang was — and it was a thoroughly enjoyable hour — I couldn’t help feeling I’d seen it all before!

Comedy as art

Comedy as art

Steptoe and SonComedy writing has always had a harder time finding legitimacy than other forms – television comedy even more so. Different writing genres have always been prone to elitism and arbitrary labels of legitimacy or triviality, which seems a mite unfair when we look for genuine artistry.