Bart Simpson and The Race Issue

I begin writing at 6am. And this week it’s a fifteen to twenty minute piece for The Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, for a show taster called Why I don’t Hate White People . I shall be getting on stae and performing it in November. It is fifteen to twenty minutes of mirth, twenty minutes of comedic script written and performed by myself as stand up. It’s my first foray into stand up comedy and I’ve chosen the subject of race. I am very nervous about this. Comedy is one of the hardest things to do. Because we laugh at comedy it’s easy not to realise that it is a serious business based on writing. I am going to try. Comedians are hard grafters and I do not take this lightly. Read more [...]