The arse of honour

The Weekly Triva File...

  • ‘There's something rather homoerotic about the idea of me and Gordon Brown going swimming together.’ David Walliams.

  • After Stephen K Amos’s Edinburgh show on Tuesday, a man called Adam accosted him, full of praise. He then added that he had the name of al his favourite black male celebrities tattooed on his arse – and that he would be adding the stand-up’s name to the list. Amos says he’ll film the procedure for YouTube.

  • Matt Lucas’s estranged husband Kevin MacGee has reportedly moved his stuff back in to the Little Britain star’s £1.5 million home in St John’s Wood, North London.

  • When Shazia Mirza was turned up to appear on Fred MacAulay’s BBC Radio Scotland morning show, she turned up in pyjama bottoms and vest top, covered by a coat. What she didn’t realize is that the show did not come from a studio, but live from Edinburgh’s Spiegeltent, where she had to perform a five-minute set to 250 people.

  • How much is Lenny Henry spending on taxis? From his blog: ‘Last night just after we arrived in Perth, I got in a cab and went straight to the Sydney Opera House.’ It’s more than 4,000km.

  • Bad stand-up of the week. Warning: May cause dizziness:

  • Katie Holmes had husband Tom Cruise laughing at the LA Premier of Tropic Thunder, by repeating Alan Partridge’s catchphrases to him.

  • A ticket tout was offering Rhod Gilbert tickets for £20 outside his show the other day, £8 above face value. But the can’t have been much of a fan – as he approached Gilbert himself to sell it to.

SOURCES: Sunday Mirror, Metro, thelondonpaper, Independent,, YouTube, Daily Star, Independent

Published: 15 Aug 2008

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