Head down for laughs
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.