On A Comic Note

Series in which Kit Hesketh-harvey examines the internal workings of the comic song.

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Episodes

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01Knowing One's Audience2000060620030527

This week he looks at the importance of knowing one's audience.

With contributions from Dillie Keane and Myles Rudge

02Comic Performance And Comic Lyric2000061320030528

This week, he investigates how a comic performance can make or break a comedy lyric.

With contributions from Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin

03Parody2000062020030529

This week he investigates the fine art of parody, with contributions from Dick Vosburgh and a variety of parodies from Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman, Anna Russell and Stephen Sondheim

04 LASTUnderlying Wit2000062720030530

Kit Hesketh-harvey looks at the internal workings of the comic song and examines the wit that underlies all successful lyrics.

Drawing on the expertise of Dillie Keane and Ned Sherrin, he dissects the techniques of the finest comic songwriters.