This is a small follow up to my last post on the benefits of humour. I found this clip from a BBC series with John Cleese in Mumbai attending laughter yoga classes. I’m not sure how I feel about it to be honest. Check out the video clip here…
Well, I finally finished putting together my generic Late Night Comedy Writing packet. I finished it back in November, and now have a potential sample that I can tweak if I decide to look for Late Night writing jobs. I can thoroughly recommend buying a copy of late night comedy writer, Joe Toplyn’s book. Which …View full post
Here are a few sitcom pilot scripts traps I’ve experienced myself, and some potential ways to escape. This is not an exhaustive list of traps by any means. And I am writing from the perspective of a first-time sitcom pilot script writer. Here’s a little background, and then I’ll go over some traps and escape …View full post
I’ve been on author Jerry Corley’s mailing list for a couple of years now. I really enjoy what he has to say. And there’s a lot to be learned, for free, on his blog. He’s always entertaining and insightful. If you’re not sure who he is, Jerry is a comedy who worked the road for a …View full post
Note: This is a version of a review I posted on Amazon. I don’t believe you can learn to be funny. Some reading this (when I say some I mean all one of you), will disagree with me. Some suggest you can learn to be funny. In my experience, people like this, myself included, have …View full post
My second son is nearly 4 months old at time of writing. I cannot help reflect back three years and think about the crummy guidance a nurse gave us when we had our first son. “Your life is now on hold for the next 18 years”. Huh? Naturally, we panicked. We felt we hadn’t even …View full post
It struck me that whilst there is a lot of information out there on how to make a good presentation including adding humour like you would if you were to learn stand-up comedy, effective delivery and the Dos and Don’ts of PowerPoint with 101 Presentation Hacks, one of the important areas of speechmaking that often seems overlooked is that of etiquette.
When it comes to learning to make good presentations, etiquette and the correct forms of address are well important innit (I hope you realise I’m being facetious). I can only do with etiquette as it relates to my own country and my country is England so for those of my readers who are outside the U.K. Forgive me if this post comes across a bit… la-di-da.
I recently dug out and watched an old Bernard Manning video that I inherited from my father. (Hmmm, perhaps I should’ve scrutinized the Will more closely). I have not watched a complete Manning show for years… if ever.
Manning’s never really been my cup of tea. I always struggled to get past all the racist and sexist jokes that were a frequent standard in his act and this particular video from 1993 was no different. Who said that I never suffer for my readers?
I saw an article on Science Daily about a new form of yoga called “laughter yoga”. It seems that people laugh continuously for 30 minutes. Apparently there’s a growing trend in the US and India for this type of yoga. This is a bit more involved than telling joke stories that I’ve written about before.