Eddie, the writer's father, was a humorist and legendary editor.
He wasn't funny, in the recognizable joke - telling way; he was a humorist , which someone once defined as a standup comic who's a nice fellow but doesn't make you laugh.
‘Yes it has, hasn't it,’ says the Oxfordshire humorist , writer, entertainer, comedienne and broadcaster.
But for a humorist , the wrong kind of seriousness can be fatal.
Like all the best writers on religion, Anna was a humorist .
I am a gregarious person and have always been given to being a humorist , but I am also an observer.
This can be the combination of orator, humorist , speech writer, or playwright.
But a humorist would choose a different answer.
Since a comedian requires ingenuity, while a humorist can coast on a querulous attitude.
A humorist probably doesn't ‘play’ much, but he's happy to be working.