Quotes: Stephen Merchant

Posted on 23 March 2012

Many of the unknown people who work behind the scenes writing TV comedy started life dabbling in stand-up. Even though they may not have been great performers themselves, they probably had good ideas and good jokes and befriended other comedians on the circuit. When one of those other comedians got their big break and needed writers, whom do you suppose they turned to? Why, those friendly faces from the circuit. Right place, right time.

Stephen Merchant , Actor, Director, Writer, Comedian

Stephen Merchant gives some excellent advice on how to get into the television comedy industry, and provides some insight into Stephen and Ricky Gervais’s creative processes in this FAQ on his site:

Stephen Merchant Frequently Asked Questions.


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