John Cleese Slams BBC Comedy Scripts

October 10, 2011 by staff 

John Cleese Slams BBC Comedy ScriptsJohn Cleese Slams BBC Comedy Scripts, John Cleese certainly knows his stuff when it comes to writing a good comedy script, so it is probably one of the most qualified to make a stand to ruin the current state of comedy to be put out – by the BBC in particular.

It’s a long time since Fawlty Towers Cleese co-wrote, but still stands as one of the funniest shows ever created by the BBC.

Cleese recently criticized the BBC for having lost sight of what makes a good comedy – a good script.

“I recently sent two scripts was initially very excited,” said the Sunday Telegraph. “But then I read and they were terrible. This does not mean what it once did. They have lost sight of the fact that the script is the most important.”

Cleese added that one problem is that there are so many channels and smaller audiences that the writers do not have much money as before which means less incentive for people to get into the business.

You can also add that the imperative to meet the politically correct – that as a comedy writer makes me sick to the back teeth – and the general belief that television reality shows are better than the so-script.

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