34 posts about Comedy on this blog
Friday 18 October 2013, 13:02
'A new place for aspiring comedians... and a potential route for them to work in television.' Producer Jon Aird reveals how a short online video became a pilot episode on BBC Three.
Thursday 10 October 2013, 10:42
'Embroiled in the lives and loves of a group of people... what the show is really about, I think, is isolation.' Writer William Ivory explores the themes in his BBC One drama.
Tuesday 27 August 2013, 16:00
Not pulling any punches when writing the second series of the BBC Three comedy with school friend, Jack Whitehall.
Thursday 15 August 2013, 11:41
David brought years of comedy experience, we brought the biscuits. Writing team The Dawson Bros on working with David Walliams and Catherine Tate for BBC One comedy Big School.
Tuesday 30 July 2013, 09:58
The irony of having to be grown up in making a daft comedy like Badults on BBC Three - by co-writer and Pappy's co-star, Matthew Crosby.
Tuesday 23 July 2013, 10:02
Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest on how he created a fictional family tree for actors Chris O'Dowd and Nina Conti to improvise with in BBC Two’s new comedy.
Wednesday 19 June 2013, 09:55
Comedy writer Georgia Pritchett on the (misplaced) feeling of confidentiality we share with our hairdressers.
Wednesday 13 March 2013, 13:24
Stewart Lee introduces Kevin Eldon and the wild-eyed intensity he brings to his characters on his comedy sketch show, It's Kevin, for BBC Two.
Thursday 17 January 2013, 09:42
"I've always believed that when difficult subjects are handled with humour, people actually take things more seriously" - creator Bob Kushell on BBC Three's new comedy series.
Friday 21 December 2012, 14:37
Actor Tom Ellis on his shared sense of humour with Miranda Hart (bodily functions and the hilarity therein) and some of his favourite silly moments of playing Gary in the BBC One comedy.
Thursday 11 October 2012, 18:08
Tom asked me out at school today, and no, we're not 10 we're 40 (ish) which makes the whole asking me out in the playground awkward. Everyone looking.
Fran said I should be thrilled about a date with the school's do-able Dad. I mean, the last date I went on was... well it was with... it can't be...
Wednesday 12 September 2012, 18:00
With The Thick Of It back on our screens after a bit of a gap there may be more than a few confused viewers trying to remember who did what and needing a bit of a lie-down.
So here's a rough guide to what the panicking politicians are doing in the new series.
A long time ago (and given that even...
Wednesday 22 August 2012, 17:40
How did you become involved in writing the second series of In With The Flynns?
She had a show, I had a laptop, so...
Tuesday 10 April 2012, 13:34
Over 25 years ago I approached Matt Lucas on this exact spot to tell him that the day before I had been off school sick and I had been watching a television...
Monday 27 February 2012, 07:28
But as he sat in my office in his frock coat, excitedly jabbing the air and then my arm with his quill pen it became clear that this...
Thursday 23 February 2012, 06:55
Pramface centres around two unlikely teenagers who are thrown together after a night of post A-level partying.
Both them and their families are forced kicking and screaming into bringing...
Friday 23 December 2011, 09:29
Thursday 17 November 2011, 11:58
I watched episode one of series two on two TVs at home to get a sense of how all our painstaking...
Thursday 10 November 2011, 10:10
Of all my career achievements, I am most proud of Life's Too Short.
I say this because I have a much closer connection with the series than any project I
have worked on before.
Wednesday 19 October 2011, 11:45
"I suppose the challenge with Jones The Wife was to try and create something sweet, something truthful, then stick some fake boobs on it and see if the audience still bought it."
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