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 it's 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. Absolute masters of delivery, Morecambe and Wise knew exactly … [Read more...]

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

The familiar taste of fishfingers and custard

After 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 … [Read more...]

Comedy as art

Comedy as art

Comedy 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. When we … [Read more...]