Gareth Edwards reflects on puns

In this article from the BBC, comedy producer Gareth Edwards ponders the distinctly British pastime of punning, and its decline in recent years. As Edwards explains, puns saw their heyday in classic sketches by acts like the Two Ronnies. Puns are not as well appreciated today, but can still be found in (often tasteless… or priceless) tabloid headlines.

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About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helps produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is a graduate of Camosun College's Applied Communication Program, and is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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