Monday, 1 February 2010
Where Do Comedians Go When They Die?
I have to declare an interest here since I have written lots of lots of radio shows with Milton Jones, but he has written a rather splendid book called Where Do Comedians Go When They Die? It describes what it's like to be a stand-up comedian, juggling with anti-social working hours, thinking up jokes at the wrong time, trying to get opportunities on TV and simply surviving the circuit. The work is fiction, but based on real experiences and true stories. It's about a comedian called Jerome Stevens and many comedians, I've heard, have been reading it. If you're interested in comedy, and what it's like to think like a comedian, I heartily recommend it.