Tuesday, June 19, 2007
It can't be dirty, it's been vacuumed.
Maybe we've been blessed with particularly good guests, maybe the contributors have just been especially confident in pitching their ideas or maybe the show has just grown in confidence as an entity... I'm not sure what the reasons are behind it but Genius is definitely proving to be a delight to make this series. There were certainly times in the last series where the recordings were hard work but, so far this series, I feel like I spend a great deal of my time on stage laughing and enjoying the ride. Which is great.
Simon Munnery was excellent last night... he has a fabulous way of drip-feeding information to an audience, saying something, pausing to see how intuitive the audience are and then only adding another bit if it seems necessary. It makes him very concise and leaves you with just the right words to make any point. Brilliant.
We have a small break from the recordings now and then the final three will be done at the start of July. We'll still be in the office a bit with some decisions still to be made as to which ideas will be discussed but mainly I need to bury myself in writing again... there's a book to write and I really need to pick up the pace.
By the way, the picture is of a jacket used to illustrate one of the ideas in the show. It's made out of the detritus from several hoover bags. Hmmm.