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Mon 14 June 2010
Me versus the stags
Diane Spencer faces the 'aggressive mouthy beast'
14/06/2010 … Bournemouth was once voted happiest place to live in Britain, no doubt because they did the survey at 1am, and it was composed of Bournemouth’s cash-cow demographic: stags and hens.
Fri 11 June 2010
Bobby Carrol doesn't miss the comedy hustlers
11/06/2010 … I'm a Londoner, proud Londoner, as proud as Londoner can be about a city fuelled on fried chicken bones and pigeon shit.
Wed 09 June 2010
Pulling a Sicki
Dave Bromage on the website spreading jokes – and bigotry
09/06/2010 … I wrote a joke this week.
Thu 03 June 2010
The vinyl frontier
Liam Mullan longs for the return of the comedy album
03/06/2010 … As a child, whenever I was at my grandparents’ house I would make sure to venture into my father’s old bedroom and inspect his record collection.
Fri 28 May 2010
Comic Matt Price finds it hard to sell himself
28/05/2010 … My palms are sweating and my heart is pounding.
Thu 27 May 2010
Why I hate parties...
Comic Angelo Marcos isn't too good at small talk
27/05/2010 … 'This is Angelo.
Wed 26 May 2010
Dirty Sexy Funny? Two out of three IS bad...
Currer Ball on Olivia Lee's Comedy Central show
26/05/2010 … I saw Olivia Lee's Dirty Sexy Funny on Comedy Central the other night.
Tue 25 May 2010
We need some protection...
Comedian Tony Cowards on joke copyright
25/05/2010 … With Peter Kay's new John Smith's advert using a gag familiar on the circuit, and Highlight Comedy's current £5,000 joke competition, the thorny issue of joke ownership looks set to rear it's ugly head again.