I started writing comedy for topical satire shows in 1987. It began with Week Ending on BBC Radio 4, with dozens of sketches performed by people like Andrew Sachs, Sally Grace and Bill Wallis. Work for stage shows followed, including Newsrevue, at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre, with sketches and song parodies for the likes of Alistair McGowan and Bill Bailey.
For the last five years I’ve been on the writing team for the enormously successful Treason Show at the Komedia, Brighton, a winner of the Guardian’s alternative Perrier awards. To see the kind of things I write, take a look at some examples.
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