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Laurence is currently writing the second series of his Radio 4 sitcom 'Rigor Mortis', starring Peter Davison, to be broadcast in November this year.
He is also one half of double-act Laurence and Gus, whose debut show at Edinburgh last year, 'A History of the World in Five and a Half Sketches' was a total sell-out and won the Dubble Award. Laurence and Gus returned to Edinburgh with a new show, 'Men in Love' which was critically acclaimed and again a sell-out. They are making a series for Radio 4, 'Laurence and Gus: Untold Stories' for spring 2005.
Laurence has won the British Comedy Award and the Sony Gold Award as one of the head writers for ten series of 'Dead Ringers' (Radio Four). The show has successfully transferred to BBC2 with a fourth series in November and December. Laurence was recently commissioned to write a one-off half-hour comedy for 'Stanley Baxter and Friends' on Radio 4: 'A Brush with Change' starred Stanley Baxter, Maureen Lipman and Claire Bloom. He also writes for the multi-award-winning 'The Sunday Format' (Radio 4), 'Alistair McGowan's Big Impression' (BBC1) and 'Double Take' (BBC2).
As a performer, Laurence has recently appeared in 'My Hero' (BBC1), 'TLC' (BBC2), 'The Harringham Harker' (BBC2) and 'Oblivious' (ITV1). He starred in the ITV sitcom 'Dark Ages', contributes regular column pieces to 'Front Row' (Radio 4) and was also in 2004, strange but true, the face of BBC Sport.
On Laurence and Gus:
"Laurence and Gus smash through the throttling constraints of the traditional sketch show format with a collection of longer comic pieces so finely written (by Howarth) and performed (by both) that out-and-out belly laughs co-exist with moments of real emotion". Malcolm Hay, Time Out
"This is the most focused, perfectly balanced, beautifully written and funniest double act you're likely to see, and not just in Edinburgh" The Scotsman
"Laurence Howarth and Gus Brown are comedy gods the funniest, smartest, most acutely observant slice of comedy theatre you're likely to see" Metro, *****
On 'Rigor Mortis':
the wit flashes as brightly as the scalpels" Paul Donovan,