Head down for laughs

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY TV -

Byrne Presents this week puts the spot­light on funny books. The first mod­ern novel – Don Quixote – was a com­edy. Since then, the genre has se­ri­ously branched out to fea­ture edi­tions by English wits Wilde, Waugh and Wode­house; Amer­i­can satirists Heller, Von­negut and Roth, not to men­tion dozens of co­me­dian mem­oirs. Byrne calls on dis­ci­ples of the form to share their take on both the clas­sics and new­com­ers. Join­ing Byrne (pic­tured) for the de­bate are Sydney Morn­ing Her­ald colum­nist Richard Glover, Aus­tralian co­me­dian Lawrence Mooney, stage and screen star Vir­ginia Gay and The Chaser’s Chris Taylor.

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