Regular visitors to my house will be aware that I am the “co-author” of some “jokes” that appear on ABC-TV’s The Glass House.
The way it works is this. A couple of days a fortnight Mat Blackwell and I get faxed a few news stories. By close of play we send back as many of what we loosely define as jokes as we can. The Head Writer (not as sexy a job as it sounds) then chooses the ones that he wants to present to the writing meeting with the Talent, Directors, Producers etc. They then cull further. And again. Then it gets filmed, and finally edited down further.
So a lot of comedy bronze falls by the wayside along the way. But here at the offices of Media Empire, we believe that our reader should be able to choose what it is that they consider unfit for broadcast. So stay tuned to this blog for the raw unfiltered Blackwell & Holt. First chunk damn soon.