Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Comedic Writers And The Facial Hair Thereof: Stuart

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If you look closely, you'll see that not only has the remarkable Stuart Kenworthy 'filled in' his beard with magic marker he drew his eyebrows on as well. There's quite a good 'brooding' picture as well, if you click the one there and go into Flickr. Stuart never looks as though he's more than a few seconds from strangling wildlife, and was responsible for the memorable heron/green-painted dwarf interface in GW, god have mercy on his soul.

Sir, for your courage, and willingness to go that extra distance for the greater cause of the Comedic Writers And The Facial Hair Thereof Project, we salute you!


UPDATE: a Stuart writes... I didn't use magic marker to create my whiskers. It was mascara added to stubble. I now have quite a taste for the makeup, I'm thinking of painting my toe nails for the party. Someone asked about the swan/Jetski and that was mine. Someone else mentioned the picture on the wall. It is a blue and brown cat I painted some time ago. I don't expect I'll ever make the Royal Academy.

I'm going to the same party, and as a consequence will be off-blog until the weekend.* Please try not to write on the walls and wee in the corner while I'm gone.

* because it's in London. I'm not planning on drinking that much.

32 comments:

Jayne said...

Is someone squeezing an intimate part of his anatomy VERY HARD just out of shot?

Anonymous said...

Re the "brooding" picture - is Stuart auditioning for Macbeth at the Edinburgh festival? "Yes, well I do all the usual stuff, help the witches kill a few swine and then go on to strangle any passing wildlife and beat people to death with it" "What do you think?"

Anonymous said...

If he can write stuff like the heron/dwarf incident he can have whatever fake facial hair he likes!! Genius, bloody genius! Probably not terribly infra dig to come onto your blog and praise the bones of someone else, James so, you too; bloody genius!

Rose said...

I am trapped in Mr Kenworthy's beautiful blue eyes of beauty. Although I did momentarily think it was a brooding Dennis Hopper.

Is that a blue cat in the picture frame?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't magic marker take a week to wash off?
That's dedication for you.

porty said...

I once spent several hours and a lot of eye make-up remover pads trying to scrub some magic marker off my face. In the end I had to leave the shadow of my comedy 'tache there for a couple of days because I was actually bringing the skin off too. So good luck to him!

leonie said...

stuart has rosy cheeks.

is he also responsible for the "circle of life cum lion cub"-extravaganza?
to me that definitely had the same level of "whaaa...?" as the heron/dwarf incident.

james henry said...

That was sort-of-mostly me, really, although I think Michelle came up with the idea of singing the song. I wanted it to look quite serious, as she really was about to give birth unexpectedly - and then she gets out the lion cub she clearly had stolen from a zoo earlier, although a lot of people chose to take it that Sue really had given birth to a lion cub - a tribute, I feel, to Michelle's acting prowess.

I'm meeting Stuart tomorrow, and shall report back on whether he's still got a drawn-on beard...

ellie said...

so amongst the menagerie, who's was the swan idea?

smoo2 said...

Bet he had something to do with the various cat-cruelty ideas as well...

Aimee said...

Even with the beards you all look quite sweet really, you GW writers. Sweet, that is, in contrast with the "filth"* you all come out with through the medium of comedy writing.


*direct quote from Patroclus, who is I am sure more than happy to quoted. I hope so anyway.

james henry said...

Cat cruelty not condoned by any of the writers, as far as I know (especially the Stu-pot, who writes the filthiest fiilth, but underneath has a heart as soft and squishy as a marshmallow kitten).

smoo2 said...

Awww, we know that you all have squishy marshmallow hearts beating underneath, but someone must have written the 'wake up and the kitty gets it' scene and the squished hamster one too! Plants aren't safe from you writers either.

Lynsey said...

Lovely picture, though I can't look at it for more than a few seconds at a time. It's the eyes you see, if i look into for too long i start to go into a trance. I think he's trying his hand at hypnosis. If I suddenly start acting like a chicken tommorrow i will know why.

james henry said...

stuart also says: I did write the Kitty gets it and the hamster scene, well spotted. And, I'm not attempting hypnosis, I'm trying to turn people to stone.

Salome said...

No sooner am I redubbed Medusa, some masara enhanced, blue eye trance maker comes and steals my purpose.

la said...

I love that joanna-kicks-the-cat scene! 'no pets allowed!' always cracks me up! :D who wrote that one?

james henry said...

Don't think that was written - I didn't like that scene myself as it crossed a line into trying to get people to laugh at actual cruelty to animals rather than implied silliness, I thought. I think it was made up on the day, in a rare case of 'made up on the day wrongness', and have vowed to track down and 'tch' at whoever was responsible.

Off to get train now.

cello said...

Surely squishy, marshmallow hearts and a taste for the filthiest filth are not mutually exclusive. More squishy filth, I say - or filthy marshmallows.

Kate said...

James, agree entirely and please double your "tch" at whoever was responsible - quite apart from being horrible it was the one scene that I felt fell below GW's usual superlative standard. Dead swans are another matter, Guy's version of swan-upping almost made me like him. And the duck coming round the bend in panic just before the jet ski appeared - happy accident, a performing duck or a talented editor?

smoo2 said...

Ah, the Blue Cat forum is finally back, completely intact. It's probably been on its summer holiday. You can undelete your link now James!

Terri/TheTalespinner said...

Enjoy the party! I hope your photo album will allow you to share a little of the joy! Oh yeah, and while we're on the subject of *blech/tch* scenes, whose was the gallbladder scene then? I have very personal reasons for disliking the timing of that one!

Spinsterella said...

I once had an, um, liaison with a young man.

The next morning I realised that he had his toenails painted burgundy.

This didn't make me like him any the less, I must admit.

Anonymous said...

Marshmallows - must get some for my BBQ on Sat, ta for the reminder. Although not marshmallow hearts obviously.

patroclus said...

I too like men with painted nails - it's always nice when they make an effort. Men don't wear nearly enough makeup in my opinion, so all credit to Stuart for the liberal and creative application of mascara.

Anonymous said...

No weeing in the corner? You ruin all our fun.

Jennifer said...

Can anyone else see a surprised and very thin Pavarotti in that picture?

http://www.rathergood.com/elephants/

Possibly one of the best 'misheard lyrics' ever in the history of anything. Ever.

Pashmina said...

I once had a liaison with a young man whose fingernails were painted black (or was it green?). It was a very, very long time ago...

cello said...

Marshmallow gall bladders maybe?

la said...

kate, don't get me wrong - I love animals, esp cats. it's just that scene was so hilarious because it's so out of the blue. and yet it suits joanna's character. when it happens in gw, it's hilarious; if that happened in real life, I would be appalled.

just to clarify the matter...:)

kate/skeadugenga said...

Ah, don't worry La, suspended reality and all that. And I did think Harriet wondering who/what she'd dropped off at the vets was funny.

The Wrong Girl said...

I always thought it would be fabulous to have a beard. Imagine all the pensive stroking I could do?

I think a small part of me truly believes having a beard would make me a better writer.

Shame about me being a girl and all.