Archive for September, 2008

Comedy, Persona and Teaching

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 12:06

We had to present our own material to the class this week. It was based around situations we find ourselves in again and again. Trying to write material that’s funny over a three-minute period is very hard work. It’s easy to tell a joke now and then, but sustaining it and giving it a narrative […]

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Comedy Class

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 12:36

I’ve just attended my first comedy class. It is truly fantastic! I wish I had done this long before now. I mentioned earlier that I was to start this class. Up to now it has always been comfortably in the future so that if anyone asked about it, I could say, “Oh, it’s a long […]

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Direct Access by Clients to the Bar

Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 13:57

I and my colleague, Avis Whyte, have been commissioned by the Bar Council to examine the issues surrounding direct access to barristers by clients. The Bar Council would like to see more such work being done. This is the background to the ongoing research. In the past several years the Bar has moved towards becoming […]

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