Story – Robert McKee's Creative Storytelling Magazine Issue 005 – Drew Carey - Page 16

MCKEE INTERVIEWS RUSSELL BRAND did a two-day workshop in Madrid with Spanish comics for MTV and Paramount because they, they wanted stand-up comics to develop a TV series in Spain in the Spanish language. I was surprised by how good they were. My first take, because I’m full of prejudice, was, “Well, Spanish stand-up comics…really?” But when I got there, they were great, and their favorite subject was religion, and they did some wonderful material. They sent me a whole DVD called Divine Comedy, and it was all great jokes about religion. If you had to be restricted to one subject like that—religion, politics, military… RB: Oh, I think I’d find that very difficult. For me, if it was one subject, it would be embarrassing. It would be something moral like that. RM: That’s so English. RB: In the end, y