John Ward (I)

Death's no barrier for being interviewed for election

Mad inventor John Ward designed and makes the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards. He was also a valued member of the Monster Raving Loony Party under its late leader Screaming Lord Sutch and Minister for Inventions in The Eccentric Party under its late leader Lord Toby Jug. John Ward seems to loom large as a figure of impending death for the leaders of such parties. Anyway, yesterday John Ward received a phone call from an enthusiastic young BBC Radio 4 researcher.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 6th November 2019

How to create a Fringe award in less than a fortnight

With the Malcolm Hardee Awards revived after a short hiatus, new trophies had to be made. So the BCG asked John Ward to make more with (this year at least) the same design AND also to design and make a new-style trophy for their Comedians' Choice Awards.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 17th August 2019

Awards designer confesses 1980s transvestite activities

While in the introverted Edinburgh Fringe bubble, I missed last week's BBC News report that Ludlow Hospital had "turned down a £2,500 donation from a group of men dressed up as nurses after bosses said the outfits were demeaning".

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 30th August 2017