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35 posts about Comedy on this blog

  1. Bluestone 42: New challenges in our second series

    Thursday 20 March 2014, 14:46

    Michelle Farr Michelle Farr Producer

    'Although it actually does rain in Afghanistan, nobody really knows or believes that.' The production team faced unusual weather filming series two of the BBC Three comedy.

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  2. C-Bomb: From YouTube to television

    Friday 18 October 2013, 13:02

    Jon Aird Jon Aird Producer BBC Comedy

    '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.

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  3. Truckers: We're connected but alone

    Thursday 10 October 2013, 10:42

    William Ivory William Ivory Writer

    '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.

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  4. Bad Education: Giving Alfie our worst characteristics

    Tuesday 27 August 2013, 16:00

    Freddy Syborn Freddy Syborn Writer

    Not pulling any punches when writing the second series of the BBC Three comedy with school friend, Jack Whitehall.

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  5. Big School: Writing with comedy greats

    Thursday 15 August 2013, 11:41

    The Dawson Bros The Dawson Bros Writers

    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.

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  6. Badults: Working hard to be silly

    Tuesday 30 July 2013, 09:58

    Matthew Crosby Matthew Crosby

    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.

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  7. Family Tree: Characters that aren't so everyday

    Tuesday 23 July 2013, 10:02

    Christopher Guest Christopher Guest Writer

    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.

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  8. Quick Cuts: Confessions from a hairdressers

    Wednesday 19 June 2013, 09:55

    Georgia Pritchett Georgia Pritchett Writer

    Comedy writer Georgia Pritchett on the (misplaced) feeling of confidentiality we share with our hairdressers.

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  9. Stewart Lee: Who Is Kevin Eldon?

    Wednesday 13 March 2013, 13:24

    Stewart Lee Stewart Lee

    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.

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  10. Way To Go: Writing a highly-charged comedy

    Thursday 17 January 2013, 09:42

    Bob Kushell Bob Kushell Writer

    "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.

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  11. Miranda: Trying to keep a straight face

    Friday 21 December 2012, 14:37

    Tom Ellis Tom Ellis Actor

    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.

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  12. Me And Mrs Jones: Do I go for Tom or Billy?

    Thursday 11 October 2012, 18:08

    Gemma Jones Gemma Jones Single mother of three

    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...

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  13. The Thick Of It: Need to know

    Wednesday 12 September 2012, 18:00

    Adam Tandy Adam Tandy

    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...

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  14. In With The Flynns: Q&A with writer Simon Nye

    Wednesday 22 August 2012, 17:40

    Simon Nye Simon Nye Writer

    How did you become involved in writing the second series of In With The Flynns?

    I'd worked with the show's producer, the legendary Caryn Mandabach, back in the 1990s on the American version of Men Behaving Badly and we'd been trying to work together for a while.

    She had a show, I had a laptop, so...

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  15. Creating The Matt Lucas Awards with my childhood friend

    Tuesday 10 April 2012, 13:34

    Ashley Blaker Ashley Blaker

    This corner of a school quad in Elstree, Hertfordshire is where this story begins in in the winter of 1986.

    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...

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  16. The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff: Victorian television-making techniques

    Monday 27 February 2012, 07:28

    Gareth Edwards Gareth Edwards Producer

    When Mark Evans, writer of The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff, first suggested we make a Victorian television programme I assumed he meant a programme set in Victorian times.

    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...

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  17. Pramface: Playing the pregnant teenager

    Thursday 23 February 2012, 06:55

    Scarlett Alice Johnson Scarlett Alice Johnson Actress

    Pramface centres around two unlikely teenagers who are thrown together after a night of post A-level partying.

    I play Laura Derbyshire, the very unlucky pregnant 18-year-old by the even unluckier 16-year-old Jamie Prince.

    Both them and their families are forced kicking and screaming into bringing...

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  18. Ab Fab: A minute with June Whitfield and Joanna Lumley

    Friday 23 December 2011, 09:29

    Fiona Wickham Fiona Wickham Editor, TV blog

    Twenty years after the first broadcast, Absolutely Fabulous is back on BBC One on Christmas Day - in the first of three 30-minute special episodes.

    June Whitfield and Joanna Lumley had a brief moment to answer some questions about the new series, written by and starring Jennifer Saunders.

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  19. Rev. - Directing the second series

    Thursday 17 November 2011, 11:58

    Peter Cattaneo Peter Cattaneo Director

    As the director of Rev. it's hugely exciting to see the second series go on air even though I am still very busy finishing the last couple of episodes.

    I watched episode one of series two on two TVs at home to get a sense of how all our painstaking...

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  20. Life's Too Short: Me, Johnny Depp and Ricky Gervais

    Thursday 10 November 2011, 10:10

    Warwick Davis Warwick Davis Actor

    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.

    It was an idea that came from a conversation with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant whom I'd first worked with on Extras...

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