Gag Writer

Gag Writer

A comedy writer, especially for television. A gag writer may be hired to compose a humorous commercial intended to increase sales of a product.
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Starting as a gag writer for Ken Dodd, Eddie was hired in 1969 to write for Morecambe and Wise by then head of BBC light entertainment Bill Cotton.
Hailing from Dorridge, near Solihull, Gary's established himself as an in-demand gag writer for telly and radio.
Beginning as a gag writer for the famous radio comedian Fred Allen, Wouk was later able to call on Allen's prominence to release him from the draft and allow him to enter the Navy, an assignment he much preferred.
The 80-year-old, whose mother once taught Dylan Thomas in Sunday school class at the Walter Road Congregational Church in Swansea, was also a seasoned gag writer for the likes of Tommy Cooper, The Two Ronnies and Ken Dodd, as well as penning nearly two dozen novels such as A Bit of A Do, which was made into a hit ITV series starring David Jason in the late '80s.
As a gag writer, he is also wary about people nowadays being more sensitive about issues.
Dr Ray Lowry is a recently retired dentist, doctor, academic and former gag writer for the Two Ronnies who now earns a crust as a stand-up comedian, after-dinner speaker and coaching presentation skills.
Capra would go on to become a gag writer first for Hal Roach and then Mack Sennet but he always kept his eye on his dream of returning to directing.
His family moved to California, where a chance encounter between his father, a Latvian-born barber, and Danny Thomas led to his first efforts as a gag writer.
Watching (ITV, 1988 -1993) GAG writer the late Jim Hitchmough thought he had the perfect sketch for the TV satire programme Not The Nine O''Clock News, starring Mel Smith and Rowan Atkinson.
He has been a gag writer on shows such as Mock The Week and Only An Excuse.
A girl who feels betrayed wants to end a close friendship and a comedian needs to get rid of a terrible gag writer.
He leads me on a ramble around his sprawling compound off Ventura Boulevard before settling in at his desk to reminisce about the ups and downs of a career that began in the 1930s as a gag writer for Bob Hope and includes Oscar-nominated films, Emmy-winning TV series and three terms as president of the Writers Guild of America, West.