Filming the sketch was also great fun and I’d like to thank everybody who helped make it happen.
Limited tickets are available for the comedy evening and cost £10.For further information or to make a booking, please call 08 or visit I hope to be able to show you the full sketch soon, but for now here’s a taster of what it’s like……Next Monday (December 3) sees the première of the very first comedy sketch that I have written when it is shown in York. Well, earlier this year, I was approached to see whether I would like to put my comedy writing skills to good use and write a comedy sketch that would be part of a free interactive roadshow, which is part of a research and public engagement project by the Creative Speech Technology (Cre ST) Network. As long as it revolved around the use of communication aids, I could write whatever I wanted.As I’ve always loved writing and as the project seemed to be different and interesting, I jumped at the chance to get involved.
Because of the twisted way my mind works, the sketch ended up being about three disabled people all using computer generated voices at a speed dating event and the absurd situations that arise when all three use a device with the same voice.
I won’t spoil it for you, but needless to say that most of the comedy in the sketch comes from my own personal experience.
I’d like to think that everyone has their own voice regardless of what they sound like.
I think that sometimes the voices of disabled people get lost and this is a sketch about that.
To be honest though, I just enjoyed taking the piss out of how technology lets us down sometimes.
I had great fun writing it as it allowed me to find comedy in all the times my talker has had an epic fail while I was using it. I also enjoyed it because it gave me the chance to be funny using dialogue instead of just standing up on stage and telling jokes, which is very one sided mostly.