Month: March 2008

Top comedy writers?

When I tune into a new comedy series written by an established name, I expect to be entertained. So when I spot the name David Renwick, Simon Nye, John Sullivan – perhaps Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and even Steven Moffat – I expect to be entertained. Now of course not everyone…

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I Really Love the Muppet Show

As far as transatlantic comedy goes, it really hasn’t ever been any funnier than The Muppet Show. Jim Henson’s amaxing creations had been entertaining kids around the world in the educational Sesame Street before ATV supremo Lew Grade offered Henson a deal that would see the show filmed at Elstree in England, networked…

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Round the Horne!

As radio comedies go, there are three which seem to remain popular and outsell all of the other BBC audio comedy releases.  One of these is Round the Horne. Comprising of Kenneth Williams, Bill Pertwee, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden, Round the Horne was expertly held together by languid straight man Kenneth Horne. …

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