30/12/2009 … At the end of many webpages, especially newspaper articles and online magazines; you often see those fateful words: ‘Post a Comment’, ‘Have your say’ or…
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Wed 30 December 2009
Wed 23 December 2009
23/12/2009 … In the upstairs room of an old pub, a man sits behind a black curtain, his unkempt hair curling slightly over his furrowed brow, his silently moving mouth, rehearsing,…
Fri 18 December 2009
18/12/2009 … The star of his own Comedy Roadshow, duke of panel shows, media darling, DVD mogul, and O2 sellout, Michael McIntyre has been the biggest star of comedy in 2009.
18/12/2009 … Podcasts are an increasingly popular medium for broadcasting comedy, with more and more comedians turning to the internet as a way to allow the public to access…
Thu 17 December 2009
17/12/2009 … A few months back, a comedy acquaintance advertised for actors wanted for Christmas work.
Mon 14 December 2009
14/12/2009 … A recent article in this section argued that comedy should be kept out of big arenas, but having seen Eddie Izzard at the O2, I just can’t agree with an opinion…
14/12/2009 … I have been having a lot of conversations with other comedians about open spotters: why are there so many who start bitter, why are there so many delusional ones,…
Wed 09 December 2009
09/12/2009 … In 2008 I spent some time as a volunteer on a kibbutz in Israel where I lived and worked with people from across the world.