Saturday, June 27, 2009
What do you call a comedian who never swore, and never made fun of anyone other than himself?
I would call him "a genius", and he would be Tommy Cooper, my favourite comedian of all time.
Right from the moment I first saw him play out a sketch, I believed that if I, as a scriptwriter and a filmmaker were to observe him closely, I might learn something to help me with my craft.
If you're reading this, and you fancy taking up scriptwriting and/or filmmaking one day, try this simple test:
What do you reckon was the biggest lesson in filmmaking I learnt, just by observing the late great Tommy Cooper?