'Hardly anyone laughed...’

The week's comedy trivia in brief

  • Russell Brand has been househunting on the Isle Of Wight.

  • Dave Spikey has admitted ‘I didn’t do brilliantly,’ at the 2004 Royal Variety show. ‘I was after Ozzy Osbourne and just before Shirley Bassey, so, I was on a hiding to nothing,’ he said. ‘As I stood staring at the Queen and Prince Philip, I couldn’t think straight. I launched into a routine that wasn’t planned and wondered what the hell I was doing. It was soul-destroying looking at the rows of bored faces. And hardly anyone laughed.’

  • Frankie Boyle is coming under fire from family and friends for calling his new son Thor.

  • Adrian Edmondson has confessed that he took cocaine for a year, until wife Jennifer Saunders told him to ‘stop acting like a tit’. He also admitted: ‘There’s a lamp-post in Soho I destroyed drink-driving.’

  • Michael McIntyre says he calls people ‘captain’ a lot. ‘It makes them feel special,’ he says. ‘Until they hear me using it for everyone, that is.’

  • Isla Fisher says hubby Sacha Baron Cohen is so tall, he makes her feel like ‘a circus freak’

  • Jerry Seinfeld says he won’t be making a TV comeback, because at 53: ‘I'm old, I'm rich and I'm tired.’

  • Omid Djalili was recently heckled by a group of young girls yelling: ‘You've got a very sexy body.’

SOURCES: The People, Liverpool Daily Post, Glasgow Daily Record, The Sun, The Independent, Sydney Daily Telegraph, New York Post, Croydon News Shopper

Published: 8 Feb 2008

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