Only Fools And Horses. Trigger (Roger Lloyd Pack)

"I'm so triggered!" It's a statement that has almost become a punchline in itself.

Internet discourse is awash with the concept of "triggering": triggering supposed enemies, triggering friends.

Some people - perhaps too many people - behave in a manner that is deliberately designed to provoke reaction.

As a comedian or comedy writer, reaction is of course what you're looking for: though the primary reaction you want is laughter.

You need to beware, however, that both your storylines and jokes will carry emotional punch. This is in many ways a good thing, but it adds a new complexion to your...

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Published: Monday 22nd January 2024

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