Category Archive: Comedy

Dec 07

It’s Behind You! The Christmas Panto

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Today is Panto Day! The Christmas Pantomime is that curious British tradition of a family comedy variety show where the Principal Boy is played by a woman, and the middle-aged spinster, known as the Dame, is played by a man. Pantomimes, or Pantos for short, usually incorporate singing, dancing, buffoonery, slapstick, cross-dressing, topical references, audience …

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Nov 12

Freelance Comedy Writer

I am now developing myself into a freelance writer and stay at home humorist. Not that I am abandoning the performing, but looking after a baby right now you take opportunities where you can. Back in August, I signed up with a couple of freelance writing sites (Elance and oDesk, specifically). So far the couple …

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Aug 02

New Adventures in Comedy

Blackadder: Where have you been Flash? Lord Flashheart: Where haven’t I been? Wow, has it really been three years since I updated this blog? Why have I been away? Well, in short, I felt I was spending too much time talking about humor and comedy rather than doing it. Hence the three year absence from …

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Jun 12

Humorously Speaking, part 3

Here’s a post about the 3rd project in the Humorously Speaking manual. The first video in this series is viewable here Humorously Speaking 1. and the 2nd post is here. There’s more to creating humour than just comedy writing techniques; this video goes “beyond the rule of three”. As I’ve said before, if you want …

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May 28

Public Speaking Blogger Appears in First Feature Film

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Sisterhood Gets a DVD release! If you are a regular reader you would have read about an appearance that I made in a low budget movie called Sisterhood. I blogged about this Brit-Kiwi comedy here, it’s been slowly building up momentum and has appeared at a few film festivals, been nominated for a few awards …

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