Your favourite comedy writers

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 12:57pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

Who are your favourite UK comedy writers at the moment? And why? Do you even care? Have at it!

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 12:59pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

It's you Lee all you.

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 1:02pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts
Quote: sootyj @ September 11 2012, 12:59 PM BST

It's you Lee all you.

Aw balls, I've just found another thread "Greatest Comedy Writers". Ah well.

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Basil Rathbon

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 1:51pm
  • South Yorkshire, England
  • 79 posts

Lee Henman. Absolute genius.

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 1:59pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts

I think you'll find it's 'Sir' Lee Henman, Absolute Genius.

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sootyj

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 2:09pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

Lord Sir Lee Henman king of the north east, master of the quip, slayer of beers, tickler of funny bones, doer of deeds, righter of wrongs, last king of Scotland and official court Jester to the court of St James.

Lord Sir Lee Henman king of the north east, master of the quip, slayer of beers, tickler of funny bones, doer of deeds, righter of wrongs, last king of Scotland and official court Jester to the court of St James.

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Lee Henman

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 2:17pm [Edited]
  • England
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So true you said it twice.

Well if this thread is going to carry on I'll kick off.

Graham Linehan because he's consistently made me laugh in every comedy he's been involved in.

Craig Cash and Caroline Ahearne for making me feel warm and fuzzy and also making me laugh.

Ben Elton and Richard Curtis for creating the masterpiece that is Blackadder. I don't care what your thoughts are on stuff they've created since, they made Blackadder. End of.

Grant & Naylor for being stupidly-clever and creating some of the best one-liners in comedy, ever.

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Matthew Stott

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 3:36pm
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

Oh, I thought you meant now, rather than generally.

Okay, here's a few:

Graham Linehan; incredible hit rate.

Grant & Naylor; Red Dwarf was the first sitcom I loved.

Armando Iannucci; Partridge, Day Today, VEEP, Thick Of It; he may always be part of a writing team, but that sort of quality can't be coincidence.

Simon Pegg and Julia Hynes; Spaced. A perfect sitcom, wish they'd write together again.

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Tursiops

  • Tuesday 11th September 2012, 3:56pm
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 9,788 posts

If we are talking currently active comedy writers, I do no think anyone holds a torch to Andy Hamilton: Drop The Dead Donkey, Old Harry's Game, Trevor's World of Sport, Bedtime, the glorious Underworld, Outnumbered...

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Pingl

  • Saturday 29th September 2012, 9:13am [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Tursiops @ September 11 2012, 3:56 PM BST

If we are talking currently active comedy writers, I do no think anyone holds a torch to Andy Hamilton: Drop The Dead Donkey, Old Harry's Game, Trevor's World of Sport, Bedtime, the glorious Underworld, Outnumbered...

:D :D :D

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Will Cam

  • Saturday 29th September 2012, 9:14pm
  • England
  • 7,908 posts

It has to be Cotter!

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Oldrocker

  • Saturday 29th September 2012, 10:40pm
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts

The question posed was 'your favourite comedy writers at he moment'.

Well, they're the same as they've always been. Galton and Simpson, Perry/Croft, John Sullivan etc etc.

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David Bussell

  • Saturday 29th September 2012, 11:13pm
  • London, England
  • 9,943 posts
Quote: Oldrocker @ September 29 2012, 10:40 PM BST

The question posed was 'your favourite comedy writers at he moment'.

Well, they're the same as they've always been. Cotter and Cotter, Cotter/Cotter, Cotter Cotter etc etc.

Reading you loud and clear!