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Tributes paid to late comedy writer John Langdon

Veteran comedy writer John Langdon has died. Langdon was one of the country's most experienced comedy writers, working on classic programmes including Not The Nine O'Clock News and with Kenny Everett. He also worked on The News Quiz and most regularly with Rory Bremner.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 27th March 2020

John Dowie on his death, dentists and other Dowies...

So I had a blog chat with poet/comedian/writer John Dowie. I was going to the dentist. We arranged to meet when I was finished. "You might as well come to the dentist in case he's over-running," I suggested. "Charming as your dentist's waiting room undoubtedly is," John Dowie replied, "I will be in this pub down the road." And he was.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 30th April 2019

John Dowie: before comedy captured the Edinburgh Fringe

Ahead of his appearance at Fringe by the Sea with his memoir, John Dowie speaks to The Skinny about being the first solo comedian in Edinburgh.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 27th July 2018

John Dowie interview

John Dowie on Bowie, Bolan, bicycles, drinking, drugs, poetry, prose and book.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 3rd July 2018

The Freewheeling John Dowie book review

He'll spend just as long talking about a mechanical failure on his bike as he will these showbiz anecdotes, just to reiterate the point this is definitely not a memoir.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 11th May 2018

How comedy captured the Edinburgh Fringe: part 3

In the third part of our Fringe history, two long-forgotten venues put comedy before theatre with the help of Austin Powers and a Wonder Dog.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 11th July 2017

How comedy captured the Edinburgh Fringe: part 1

In the first of a series of articles to celebrate the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's 70th anniversary, we look back at the remarkable rise of stand-up comedy and how it came to dominate the once theatre-heavy programme.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 9th May 2017

Dave Cohen & John Dowie: interview

Writer/performers Dave Cohen and John Dowie are one gig away from the end of their current world tour.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 19th November 2016