28/09/2012 … I like satire.
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Fri 28 September 2012
Thu 27 September 2012
27/09/2012 … If I was to tell you of an old sitcom starring David Jason about two working-class brothers living by their wits in a council flat in south-east London, one a wide-boy…
Tue 25 September 2012
25/09/2012 … Once upon a time a TV talent contest consisted of Brian from Winchester putting on a Tom Jones wig, having a really nice time and going home to watch his performance…
Thu 20 September 2012
20/09/2012 … At a gig the other day I was asked by an audience member why so many comedians seem to be getting in trouble with jokes that 'go too far'.
Wed 19 September 2012
19/09/2012 … Over the last 15 years or so I've written lots of books on lots of British comedy from the Carry Ons and Benny Hill, to Monty Python and Last Of The Summer Wine.
Tue 18 September 2012
18/09/2012 … There are some things that just don't work.
Fri 14 September 2012
14/09/2012 … You think you’ve had tough gigs? Ever performed for the Hells Angels? Told jokes between the strippers at an Army party? Been the entertainment at a gangster’s…
Tue 11 September 2012
11/09/2012 … I think comedy has come along way in the last 30 years and that’s a really good thing.