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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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.
But it is George who is really suspected of being the gag writer.
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.
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.
One of the connected economy's most thought-provoking mavericks, David is a fellow at Harvard's prestigious Berkman Center, a former philosophy professor, a former gag writer for Woody Allen, NPR commentator, technology columnist, weblogging pioneer, and a dot com entrepreneur.
She was planning to attend the University of Miami and study quantum physics, but her family lost all its money and she was forced to become a showgirl, then a gag writer, then a lounge pianist, then a legal secretary.
Set up as a competition of sorts, the show looks at eight different families (one a week) as they preen for the cameras, consult with a ``professional'' Hollywood gag writer and try to convince the show's producers that they can pass off the misery and disaffection amid their brood as yuck-a-minute hilarity.
PULL THE OTHER ONE Gag writer Julian Reed with some giant crackers