Andy Riley | misterandyriley.com

#comedywritingsowhite, and one thing I’m doing about it

Right then. After many years of it being said – amongst others, Lenny Henry has been tireless on this – the lack of racial diversity in the media is a hot topic. And the media loves hot. Absolutely can’t get enough of the stuff. A thing can never be a big deal, it seems, until it’s a big deal at the Oscars. I’ll narrow the focus to something I know a lot about, which is comedy writing. I’ve done it since the 1990s. Mostly in Britain, sometimes in America. In both countries, the number of non-white comedy writers doesn’t reflect […]