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post Apr 14 2006, 03:40 PM
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South Park Boys at it Some More

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‘Like little whores, they'll sit there and grab the bucks. They'll sit there and they'll whine and they'll take their shot at Jesus. That's their stock in trade.’

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Henry Krinkle
post Apr 19 2006, 11:02 AM
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A course on writing comedy has been set up.

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The writers behind Birds Of A Feather, The Vicar Of Dibley, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and the Nick Hancock sitcom Holding The Baby are to hold a masterclass in comedy writing.


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post Apr 19 2006, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Apr 19 2006, 12:02 PM)
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while Dominic Minghella, the brother of Oscar-winning Anthony who wrote Holding The Baby and ITV’s comedy-drama Doc Martin, will sing the praises of the American way of running shows


My sister is quite talented, can I talk about canned laughter and obvious set-up gags for £90 per head?

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post Apr 20 2006, 06:06 PM
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"Experts" Opinion of Comedy Degree
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Henry Krinkle
post Apr 21 2006, 07:15 AM
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Thanks for that Rabbit.

I particularly liked this quote:
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I’m not sure you can teach people to be funny. If they taught you to deal with the demands of the job — alcohol problems, sex addiction, low self-esteem — that’d be worth three years.
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post Apr 21 2006, 10:48 AM
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A friend of mine did that comedy MA at Canterbury; he is one of the least naturally funny people I know and has sort of got less funny since he became a stand up. He still occasionally says funny things but considering his entire life is dedicated to making jokes I'd have assumed the output would have gone up and not down.


That was harsh and I feel guilty.
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post Apr 21 2006, 11:49 AM
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I know someone who is good friends with a famous comedian, who I won't name, and they are constantly saying this comedian isn't funny, nor quick witted, in real life.
I don't think it's because he's not a funny person. I imagine it's because he's not doing his act. If you tell jokes for a living then the last thing that you want to do is be 'on' all the time. For example, if I were a doctor, the last thing I'd want to do is help a sick or hurt person in my free time.

It's a shame because it's likely to be everyone's expectation that a comedian will be hilarious in person. The same things works in reverse though. I know plenty of people (none here) that have been really funny in person, but when they try it as part of an act they fall horribly flat. Being naturally funny and being a comedian aren't always mutually exclusive.
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post Apr 21 2006, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Apr 21 2006, 12:49 PM)
I know someone who is good friends with a famous comedian, who I won't name, and they are constantly saying this comedian isn't funny, nor quick witted, in real life.
I don't think it's because he's not a funny person. I imagine it's because he's not doing his act. If you tell jokes for a living then the last thing that you want to do is be 'on' all the time.
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post Apr 21 2006, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Apr 21 2006, 10:48 AM)
A friend of mine did that comedy MA at Canterbury; he is one of the least naturally funny people I know and has sort of got less funny since he became a stand up. He still occasionally says funny things but considering his entire life is dedicated to making jokes I'd have assumed the output would have gone up and not down.
That was harsh and I feel guilty.
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In no way should you feel guilty. I have no problems in telling people in other professions that they suck at their job. Why should a musician/ comedian/ actor/ writer be any different. If I was to tell a comedian he was fucking awful and then not verbally recieve my arse handed back to me on silver platter I would consider myself utterly vindicated.

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post Apr 25 2006, 06:31 PM
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Benny Hill Made of Toast
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post Apr 25 2006, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Apr 25 2006, 07:31 PM)


I particularly like the totally relevant closing to the article.
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THE trial of a Cambridge lecturer charged with groping a woman while chuckling like Benny Hill has collapsed.


Good old The Sun.
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post Apr 28 2006, 04:11 PM
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It's tired, I know....Vote For "Top 100"
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post May 12 2006, 04:12 PM
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"Down The Line" Spoof
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post May 17 2006, 05:06 PM
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New Coogan Character Revealed
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post May 17 2006, 05:43 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ May 17 2006, 06:06 PM)

I want to reserve judgement but I'm struggling.
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