February 17, 2012
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Great comedian Omid Djalili recently said this, in answer to the question: Q. What brings you back to stand-up after three and a half years away? It was the love of it, surely -and the opportunity to evolve as a human being. I really believe that if you tak comedy seriously, in a holistic way,

February 15, 2012
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In this series of blogs, I take a look at the basic mechanics that are used to create comedy – the fundamental ‘building blocks’ of humour. For the purpose of understanding how comedy works, they’re presented here as separate items, but in practice they nearly always merge together and overlap; virtually every piece of humour that