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George Orwell: Every joke is a tiny revolution 

The Great age of English humorous writing — not witty and not satirical, but simply humorous — was the first three quarters of the nineteenth century. Within that period lie Dickens's enormous output of comic writings, Thackeray's brilliant burlesques and short stories, such as ‘The Fatal Boots’ and ‘A Little Dinner at Timmins's, Surtees'sHandley Cross, Lewis [...]

Sarah Johnson: Notes From a Small Comedian

You know electric cars – do you have to pull the plug out when there’s thunder and lightning? Just a random thought I had as I was waking up one morning. I hadn’t even opened my eyes. Where did that come from? Just a random thought, the start of a joke? Well now I’ve got [...]

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Dozy Cat Algorithms

‘Why don’t Rastafarians go on canal barge holidays? Because the dread locks.’ Boom. I did my first set at a Gong style comedy night the other week. The one I did (The Blackout in Greenwich) gives you 2 mins to get started before you can be voted off. I believe at some of the others [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: The Great Pagliacci

‘If you ask me, rechargeable batteries are positively revolting.’ I’ve not felt very funny recently. Combination of family things, work things, just thing things really. Nothing major but a general comedy malaise. Obviously with this being very much a part time endeavour I can dip in and out as my mood allows, but I do [...]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Why Bother?

Social media just seems like a lot of noise sometimes. I look at my Facebook wall and it's akin to being in a nightclub with lots of rooms all playing different genres of music and I'm in a corridor by the toilets with all these sound sources blending into one discordant mush. I want to [...]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Bennett Arron: Write Here, Write Now…

​I have been a writer for as long as I can remember. I write every day. I’m even writing this now. At the age of eight I wrote a poem about an alien coming to Earth which won a competition and was printed in a newspaper. On the last day of secondary school there was [...]

March 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Ken Feit: Foolish Wisdom – Akhi, The Beggar

Allah!!! (shouted very loudly - and drawn out) Greetings, strangers. Welcome to the market place. My name is Akhi, and I am a beggar. All day long I sit here in the market place, and I beg. People push and shove. They buy and sell. But Akhi, he sits and begs. Perhaps you wonder why [...]

March 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Karen from Chelmsford

‘A friend of mine is an architect and she’s designed a series of apartments where the ceilings are all only 5ft 2in tall. It’s a Napoleon complex.’ Tenuous. Before we get started on this weeks thrilling instalment, I just want to say thank you for all the letters and emails I’ve been receiving. Please do [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Bennett Arron: The Funniest Thing

We caught up with author, script writer, comedian, documentary maker, teacher and identity fraud expert, Bennett Arron. Bennett is teaching Sitcom and Comedy Writing on the 25 of March in London. The funniest film I've ever seen ​I remember the first film that made me laugh out loud (before LOL had even been invented) was AIRPLANE. [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Play Some Neil Diamond

​‘Whats the difference between a date and a prune? There’s no chance of a shag at the end of a prune.’ Thank you, I’m here all week. Try the scampi, etc, etc. So I mentioned in last weeks post that I’d been planning to write a new set this month. This finally got its first [...]

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments