Thursday, 30 April 2009

Recording 1: Series 3: Hut 33

Okay, not the most engaging of blog titles, but it explains it clearly. We have a recording date for Hut 33 - for the first of three recordings. We're not entirely sure when the next two will be. Some time in July perhaps. Or September. But we have managed to pin down our wonderful cast for a day in May. 25th May 2009 at the BBC Radio Theatre in London at 7.15. It's a great night out and it's free. And when you finally hear the programme go out, you can smug about the fact that you don't need to hear it - because you were there. More details here.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Comedy and the Bible

It may or may not interested you to know that last August I gave a talk at the Greenbelt festival about Comedy and the Bible. You can find that talk here. Sorry it's not a free download. But worth a listen I reckon if you're interested in the area. There's not a lot of decent literature on the subject. (But there is Douglas Wilson's excellent Serrated Edge, which is a biblical defence of satire).

I shall be returning to the Greenbelt Festival again this year, speaking on the subject of Crosswords! What's the point of them? And why do them when you could be helping the poor? Should be fun. But I haven't made onto the bigwigs page here.