He was a meticulous jokesmith
, peppering his plays, especially the early ones, with comic one-liners and humorous situations that critics said sometimes came at the expense of character and believability.
It soon develops its Harlequinade, the bad jokesmith
, the unstoppable talker, the maddening interrupter, the toadies, bad-mouthers, extroverts and those who just sit in silent despair.
Meet a jokesmith
up close and personal when cartoonist Matt Diffee, who draws for The New Yorker magazine, gives a free talk at 2 p.m.
This is something of a disaster in the world of the obsessive performer and jokesmith
So many gags are squeezed into his live shows, you're left admiring the jokesmith
's capacity for memory as much as his innate ability to make an audience laugh.
Cheekily drawn human celebrity caricatures like Conan O'Brien and promiscuous jokesmith
Bruce Vilanch (who voice their own characters) or a sadsack Bob Dylan literally stand out as a breed apart, all the droller for their superfluity.
The Montana-born jokesmith
possesses the keenest set of irony antennae on the British circuit.
And I'll be more than hopeful on my two handicap rides, JOKESMITH
, for Brian Meehan, in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes and SILKEN SASH in the five-furlong Balmoral Handicap.
Again she set out in front, but was headed by the winner and Jokesmith
a couple of furlongs out but she was not disgraced.
FORECAST: 13-2 The Whistling Teal, 7-1 Port Moresby, 8-1 Lagudin, Albuhera, 10-1 Prize Winner, Ferzao, Houseparty, Jokesmith
, 12-1 others.
(2.15), unlucky to come up against subsequent big-handicap winner Foreign Affairs at Salisbury last time, can regain the winning thread against more exposed rivals.
It wasn't until someone gave me a typewriter to bash on that I found I could type quicker than I could write longhand." He built on his success as a jokesmith
, but decided to try his hand at something more substantial and spent years writing plays and documentaries for school radio programmes.