Get gold with comedy - a blog by Emrys

Life's a laugh sometimes isn't it? And frankly so can be gaining your qualifications!

Get gold with comedy - a blog by Emrys

Personally I think if you work somewhere and can only ever think about the weekend, you're in the wrong job. Enjoying what you do and considering your job as part as your life (not the adage of work to live) is vital. And frankly this is a must in the arts world. Unfortunately not many people in the creative industries become filthy rich; although with some dedication and hard work I see plenty of people earning a comfortable living.

When work gets stressful or too full on, I find the best way to unwind is with a great bit of comedy. I have a varied taste- enjoying slapstick to political satire. I have missed some apparently great comedy TV shows like House almost entirely.

Whilst I appreciate much of the comedy drawn from programmes like Balls of Steel I do draw the line in physical comedy at many of the stunts and humour of shows such as Jackass.

Over the years I've found solice in shows including:

  • Friends (the undeniable sitcom of both millennium's)
  • Everybody loves Raymond
  • Fraiser
  • The IT Crowd
  • American Dad
  • Family Guy
  • Green wing
  • and Only fools and horses

I also love most panel comedy programmes coming from the BBC and channel 4; 8 out of 10 cats and mock the week included. But I have more recently found radio comedy. 'Just a minute' and 'The News Quiz' especially.

So when you find there's too much on, need some inspiration, or simply want to unwind, comedy may be your answer.

And whilst you're at it, consider the usefulness of comedy in extending your arts experience in Gold unit 1!

Author

Emrys Green

Emrys Green Voice Team

Emrys is the project manager for the Arts Award Youth Network & Arts Award Voice. He writes occasionally, but spends most of his time leading & supporting the amazing editorial team that bring you this site. Alongside managing this programme of work Emrys manages web builds and live events through his own pursuits - with a wide encapsulation of the arts sector. Theatre, Dance, Circus, Spoken Word and a combination of contemporary and shakespeare presentations are all within his likes - so a very wide artistic enjoyment ensues.

Recent posts by this author

View more posts by Emrys Green

0 Comments

Post A Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment. Click here to sign in now

You might also like

Instaviews with Emi Tanimura

Instaviews with Emi Tanimura

by Saskia Calliste

Read now