Quote: Nat Wicks @ April 15 2011, 10:02 PM BST
Apart from you'd need her permission, obviously.
Quote: Nat Wicks @ April 16 2011, 12:00 AM BST
So the answer is "No you wouldn't" then, as I correctly stated.
Not much difference between covering an ancient Victoria Wood standard and the band playing down your local pub murdering 'Sweet Caroline', is there? Or should every terrible covers band write off and ask Neil Diamond for his permission?
Of course, there may be a moral dimension to the arguments for and against comedians using each other's material, but as most stand-up comedians don't really have any morals, it's rather a moot point.
And if you want to get more gigs then I would suggest that Victoria Wood is one of the last people you'd want to be stealing material from anyway. You might as well pilfer all of Justin Lee Collins' zingers.