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Thread #73074 Message #1265245
Posted By: Jeanie
06-Sep-04 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: greatest written comedy
Subject: RE: BS: greatest written comedy
I'll second P.G.Wodehouse, too, and add Dorothy Parker - I love the type of humour and writing style of both Everything done with a wry smile. As far as stage comedies are concerned, the one I laughed at the most and was left aching from was "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn. Certainly not "high-brow" - just plain, good old, well-constructed farce. As for columnists, the late John Diamond was brilliant. I always used to read his pieces first.