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Monday, April 15

Some Articles

I thought I'd up the read-count of some of the articles I've written for the comedy website Chortle.

In Singing The Blue I wrote a defense and celebration of musical stand-up comedy, one of the more maligned forms of the art. I won the correspondent of the month prize for that. OoooOOOoooh.

With Money for Nothing I was really showboating the principles behind Funny's Funny, but it was still a series of sensible points about how comedians should invest in useful services for their career.

On a similarly financial note, My Car's Earning More Than Me is the most recent article from my fevered pen (fingers on keyboard actually). It looks at the economics of driving to a gig. The result is somewhat given away by the title, though. On the other hand, I do get to mention my favourite motorway bridge (pictured).

Given that "free" is good, my article about the rift between Free Fringe organisations - Defender of the Free World - urges for peace in our times. I'm like Gandhi. And Buddha. Mainly Buddha. And in another piece about the Fringe I blame it on Pigeons.

Don't even get me started on Keith Chegwin. Seriously. If your catchphrase is "Wahey" you can fuck off Cheggers.

Talking of other painful noise, here's how to do musical comedy badly - Bum notes. With a side order of Podcasting Etiquette, which I then totally failed to follow myself in my one off podcast which was not very good.

Finally, as someone who's been self-publishing for years, I wrote a piece on how technology and comedy come together - The Geeks Shall Inherit The Mirth.

Pun titles are courtesy of Steve Bennett.

They say there are two types of comics - ones who are successful and those who write Chortle Correspondents' articles.



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