Ep. 342 - Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen is a comedy writer who has written on shows including Not Going Out, Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image, My Family and Life of Riley. On Radio he’s written for shows including, The News Quiz, Dead Ringers, Sunday Format and 50 episodes of the Radio 4 show 15 Minute Musical with Richie Webb and David Quantick, which won the Writers Guild Best Comedy 2009. Dave wrote the lyrics for around 100 songs for CBBC show Horrible Histories – winning eight BAFTAs and a Rose d’Or. Dave started his career performing stand up and was nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Perrier Award in 1984. In 1985 he Started the Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers, Paul Merton, Neil Mullarkey & Kit Hollerbach and, he also started world’s first Jewish heavy metal band “Guns’n’Moses” with Al Murray, Jim Tavare and Mike Cosgrave .

Dave Cohen is guest number 341 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he’d like to preserve and one he’d like to bury and never have to think about again .

For everything Dave Cohen including his books, visit - davecohen.org.uk .

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Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .

Music by Pass The Peas Music .

Artwork by matthewboxall.com .

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