Dan Pat­ter­son takes some com­edy steps to re­duce his car­bon foot­print

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEO­PLE -

TV COM­EDY pro­ducer Dan Pat­ter­son has been lend­ing his hu­mour to a more se­ri­ous cause. The award-win­ning pro­ducer, per­haps best known for cre­at­ing the hit im­pro­vi­sa­tion show Whose Line Is It Any­way?, says he has been mo­ti­vated to re­duce his car­bon foot­print af­ter host­ing a UJIA Jewish me­dia net­work­ing event last week.

Mr Pat­ter­son chaired the ses­sion, where pan­elists — BBC jour­nal­ist Tim Sa­muels; Ni­cola Men­delssohn, the MD of ad­ver­tis­ing agency Kar­marama; and brand­ing ex­pert Simon My­ers — de­bated which sec­tors are do­ing the most to help the en­vi­ron­ment and what oth­ers should be do­ing to help.

Mr Pat- ter­son tells Peo­ple: “I spend so much time wor­ry­ing about Israel, an­tisemitism, work and Manch­ester United, that there is lit­tle time left to worry about green is­sues. But it is some­thing that does worry me. The green thing is im­por­tant.”

He says: “The pan- elists know a lot more about the sub­ject than I do, but I was in­spired to do more.”

The gen­eral feel­ing, he says, is that you have to start some­where. “My wife and I have de­cided that we don’t get bot­tled water any more — we get tap water in­stead.” He points out that this is not for cost­cut­ting pur­poses. He adds: “We re­cy­cle... we worry.”

Mr Pat­ter­son set up his Soho-based pro­duc­tion com­pany, Angst Pro­duc­tions, in 2004. It spe­cialises in TV com­edy shows in­clud­ing Mock the Week.

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