Peter Fellows - Writer's Routine #26

26, get your kicks. Peter Fellows co-wrote the hit film 'The Death of Stalin', alongside David Schneider, Ian Martin and Armando Iannucci. It's another success on Iannucci's, one of the UK's biggest comedy writers, Wikipedia page - along with Alan Partridge, 'The Thick of It' and 'Veep', which Peter has also co-written for.

The film stars Jason Isaacs, Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough and Peter talks about what it's like writing jokes to come out of their mouths, and what it's like pitching Hollywood actors a gag whilst on set. Also, we chat about how a tiny, elevator-pitch-of-an-idea gets fleshed out over countless emails, until it's finally ready to play in cinemas. And, you can find out the type of joke Peter never really wants to tell.

It's a sweary episode, as that's what happens when you stick a comedy-writer in front of a microphone for more than 5 minutes, so BE WARNED. It's not excessive, but it's there.

Also, we get a top writing tip that may change the way you work forever from a thriller debutant.


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