Funny People is Roy Smiles’ whimsical account of his life incomedy; from his childhood growing up with the star actorsand comedians on television, stand-up and film in the 1960s and 1970s, through to his own work, writing hit plays that pay tribute to those legends of comedy who had a vital influenceon both him and British popular culture of the post-war years.From Sunday Night at the Palladium and The Dean Martin Show through Monty Python to The Simpsons and When Harry Met Sally and from Laurel and Hardy and Danny Kaye through Les Dawson to Jon Stewart and Chris Rock, Funny People is a compelling celebration of comedy and its value in our lives.
I am a religious man and I believe in the Holy Trinity:and they are Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks. Amen.
Billy Connolly is the best comic ever to come out of the British Isles in my lifetime: I can prove it using slides and pie-charts.
Jo Brand [is] easily the most fearless performer I’ve ever seenlive (she used to swat down hecklers like they were slightlyirritating gnats).
Am I the only guy in the world who adores Abbot & Costello?Does this mean I’m a bad person?
Kurt and Sid
Year of the Rat
Actors' Voices: The People Behind the Performances
Ambivalences: A Portrait of Arnold Wesker from A to W
An Untidy Career: Conversations with George Hall
At Ease in a Bright Red Tie: Writings on Theatre
Athol Fugard: His Plays, People and Politics
Catching the Light: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale - A Working Partnership
Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre
Grace, Beauty and Banjos (PB)
Great Moments in the Theatre
Journey's End: The Classic War Play Explored
Luminous Darkness: The Theatre of Jon Fosse
NICHOLAS GEORGIADIS: Paintings, Stage Designs (1955-2001)
Oberon Glossary of Theatrical Terms 2nd Edition: Theatre Jargon Explained
Programme Notes 2: Case studies for Locating Experimental Theatre (revised and expanded second edition)
Royal Court Theatre Inside Out
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