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Chris Miles: Laughing at ourselves: the why and how of humour

Session Info:

Why do we respond to comedy – and what are some sure-fire ways to make people laugh? Chris reveals some of the theories about the role of humour in our lives, the tricks and techniques for making things funny, and how he turned the agony of being a ‘late bloomer’ into comedy gold with his first novel, Spurt: a balls and all story.


  • How language generates humour, especially the humour of misunderstanding.
  • Writing funny situation-based and character-based dialogue.
  • Writing from real-life.

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