Comedy writer and innovation coach, Tim Reid, chats to other comedy professionals about how they keep the ideas flowing. As well as being co-creator and co-writer of Peter Kay’s Car Share, Tim trains teams in creativity and innovation. And Tim believes we can all learn how to be more creative by finding out how comedians and comedy writers think, behave and the methods they use for coming up with a steady stream of new material. So he’s getting inside their funny minds to see where their ideas come from. Tim says, “Comedians and comedy writers are the most innovative and creative people you could meet. They have to be. No-one laughs at an old joke. They have to continuously and consistently come up with new ideas, new jokes, new sitcom plot lines… So I talk to them about how they do it. I want to get inside the minds of funny folk, have a poke around, and see what makes them so creative. I hope you’ll find a few tools and techniques that help you up your own creativity.”
Hi, I’m Tim Reid. I write comedy and coach teams in creativity and innovation. And I think we can all learn how to be more creative by finding out how comedians and comedy writers think, behave and the methods they use for coming up with a steady stream of new material. So I’m getting inside their funny minds to see where their ideas come from.
Today I’m talking to Andy Ford. Andy has been a successful stand up for over 20 years and has been described by Matt Lucas as the funniest man alive. And according to ‘The Stage And Television Today’ Andy is one of the top ten comedians in Britain. His big break came in 1997 when he appeared on the Big Big Talent Show hosted by Jonathan Ross, which led to a Royal Variety Show appearance later that year.
Here are three brilliant creative exercises you’ll hear about from Andy…
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