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Fri 11 September 2009
Why I made those Magners ads
by Mark Watson
11/09/2009 … When I accepted the offer to advertise Magners cider earlier this year I was well aware of some of the credibility pitfalls associated with such a move; being compared with Bob Hoskins seemed one of the more remote ones.
Thu 10 September 2009
Don't take comedy too seriously!
Carl Donnelly responds to critics of comics who do adverts
10/09/2009 … David Jesudason’s Correspondents piece about comics who take money for ads and voiceovers annoyed me enough to write this brief response.
Wed 09 September 2009
Off the artistic roll call
David Jesudason on the comics who take money for ads and voiceovers
09/09/2009 … Money for old rope.
Tue 08 September 2009
Worst Flaw Yet
The heretical Dan Meyers claims Fawlty Towers just isn't funny
08/09/2009 … Fawlty Towers.
Mon 07 September 2009
Michael Bailey awaits the panel game backlash
07/09/2009 … There are three things I dislike about British TV: motor sport, reality shows and soap opera.
Thu 03 September 2009
The Edinburgh comedown
Ashley Frieze experiences the post-Fringe malaise
03/09/2009 … I’ve been to the Fringe ten times.
Wed 02 September 2009
Comedians vs critics
Joe Daniels tries – and fails – to sit on both sides
02/09/2009 … There is one major dichotomy in showbusiness; one that is so engrained in its culture and history that if shaken, the whole industry would collapse.
Tue 01 September 2009
I wanna sell you a story...
Sian Bevan on widening the appeal of comedy
01/09/2009 … My parents have started going to comedy clubs.