Recently retired as an International TV Comedy Scriptwriter providing material for television companies in Holland. Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Austria, Canada, South Africa, Belguim and the U.S.A. Among the British comedians I have written series for were Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost and Bob Monkhouse. Early in my career I was Head Writer for the great Groucho Marx. During my hour-long talk entitled THE JOB OF A LAUGHTIME (please scroll down for more details of this and my other talks), I reveal many humorous backstage stories about a lot of the stars I have had the pleasure of working with. My other hour-long talk called SO YOU THINK YOU CAN’T BE CONNED? is based on my long-running BBC radio series PRO’S & CONS during which I exposed 180 different scams out of my collection of about 400. Though this is basically a very serious subject I tend to give it a lighthearted treatment to keep it entertaining.
I have enjoyed giving these talks as a very popular Guest Speaker on 62 cruises so far.
To date, I have had five books published, the first was a Daleks Annual and the other four are on comedy.
About my Talks...
I stand alone and do not require any special equipment, except perhaps a microphone if the size of the venue makes it necessary.
I live in Southgate, North London and I charge a fee of £100 for talks in the Greater London area and £125 beyond that area up to 100 miles from base.