Gag Writer

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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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Julian has been seeking out the most corny jokes since 1975 as one of the world's chief cracker gag writers.
He also delivered a beautifully paced run of gags about the economic downturn, having to sack all his gag writers and outsource them to India, resulting in less jokes about the Pope and more about Hindu gods.
Eric Keroack's name was announced as President Bush's choice to oversee federal family planning efforts, late-night TV gag writers had a fat pitch for newsy one-liners.
Gag writers for 50s TV comedian Max Prince battle against all the odds to produce television's funniest variety show .
Bob Hope was called "lazy" for employing gag writers (although Eric & Ernie weren't).
And Henry, instead of being stuck in his Surrey mansion and relying on gag writers, got out and spoke to people find out what they feel.
for cartoonists and gag writers, which is celebrating its 50th year of publishing.
So we decided to ask Scotland's top comics and gag writers for their favourite jokes - with a Tartan Army twist - to put a smile back on our glum faces.
And even today, veteran journalists, screenwriters and gag writers get together here to swap real and fictional stories about times past.
A lot of this book's humor sounds like "Late Night With David Letterman"--which is not surprising, since many of Letterman's gag writers are, like Owen, former staffers of The Harvard Lampoon.
Julian has been seeking out the most corny jokes since 1975 as one of Britain's chief cracker gag writers.
In fairness, genial Jonathan Ross's gag writers were on passably good form.