15/02/2017 … There are two major things wrong with Britain’s grassroots stand-up comedy scene: not enough quality gigs and not enough coverage Inevitably, there…
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Fri 10 February 2017
10/02/2017 … The general consensus is that 2016 was a crap year, with Brexit, Trump and the deaths of beloved celebrities (and David Gest).
Tue 07 February 2017
07/02/2017 … I’m fed up and not taking it anymore! Next time someone asks ‘Can I give you some feedback?’ I’ll respond ‘You could ……
Thu 02 February 2017
02/02/2017 … Listen, I'm jetlagged and I have a cold.
Thu 26 January 2017
Wed 25 January 2017
25/01/2017 … It was hardly a surprise that NBC suspended Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich indefinitely for tweeting: ’Barron will be this country’s first homeschool…
Tue 24 January 2017
24/01/2017 … The Vault Festival starts in London next week, and I hereby give every show there five stars out of five.
Sat 24 December 2016
24/12/2016 … Oh yes, I'm sure there's a feast of top-drawer quality entertainment in store for us on TV this Christmas.