“There are no new ideas. Just two old ideas meeting for the first time” – Woody Allen How important is originality to you in humour? If someone makes you laugh, and laugh hard, do you really care that the joke came from someone else? Does it matter if you’ve heard it before? Does this constitute …
Category Archive: Comedy
There have been some interesting things going on in British newspapers this past week or so. We had Prince Harry’s gaffe reported as he was on videotape calling an army friend a “p*ki”. Immediately on the tail of that we had his father, Prince Charles, in the papers for having called an Asian Businessman “sooty”.
There seems to be a lot of information out there at the moment about the benefits of using humor in the workplace. In fact on Google there are about 363,000 results (at the time of writing), so clearly it’s quite a popular subject area. But it’s a topic that concerns me. Gravely concerns me.
Estelle Reiner died last month. She was the actress who uttered one of the most famous lines in modern cinema. She was the woman in When Harry, Met Sally who, in response to Meg Ryan’s fake orgasm scene said, “I’ll have what she’s having.” She was the mother of the director Rob Reiner and wife …