21/10/2016 … I’ve just seen the Sky Arts documentary, Outcast Comic, regarding Andrew Lawrence.
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Fri 21 October 2016
Thu 20 October 2016
20/10/2016 … Last week, comedian James Meehan took part in the Class, Comedy and Offence seminar at Brunel University, West London, as Chortle reported here.
Tue 18 October 2016
18/10/2016 … The slow death of live comedyAbout a month ago, I was offered £65 to do my first paid 20.
Mon 10 October 2016
10/10/2016 … For many, the first rock & roll record was Rocket 88, by Ike Turner (credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats; others argue that Bill Haley’s dire Rock…
10/10/2016 … The DVD of the fourth and final series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle is out today (Buy here).
Mon 03 October 2016
03/10/2016 … When I was in my late teens, in the equally late 1980s, a performer for perhaps only a matter of weeks, I went to a juggling convention.
Thu 29 September 2016
29/09/2016 … I used to run a feminist website, because well, duh, I’m a feminist.
Fri 23 September 2016
23/09/2016 … The parody song is a much-derided medium in the comedy paintbox.