Five Minutes (and you're almost there.): Tony Moon Interview with Comedian Jay Handley (11 October 2016)

Anthony Mooney

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Abstract

Any one worth their comedy salt knows the oft-quoted line attributed to Edmund Kean on his death bed when he coined the immortal line ‘dying is easy, comedy is hard.’ And yes, it is true we all intuitively nod in agreement when this wonderful aphoristic chestnut is rolled out. Like the members of Spinal Tap gawping at Elvis's grave in Graceland, it puts ‘too much perspective’ on the whole question of what the hell is comedy? Someone who might have another insight into this often mysterious world is aspiring and professional stand-up comedian Jay Handley.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-219
JournalComedy Studies
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

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