Today’s podcast contains the beginning of our first ‘History of Humour’ segment with writer/performer John Clarke.
John’s contention is that there is humour pre-Seinfeld.
TED Talk by David Byrne is here.
The Goon Show is essentially surrealism, being Spike Milligan’s response to the war.
Dickens: was he the first television writer? His stage shows were huge.
More on Patroleum V Nasby (possibly not his real name) here.
Artemus Ward here.
Mark Twain here but really his books are the best place to start.
Stew also contends that we should crowd-name babies, and Lorin sucks at trivia. Please let us know if you want to come to our party and live podcast recording on the morning of 12 December. It’s free and kids are welcome. As are you. RSVP here.
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