'If I'm your comedy hero you haven't seen enough comedy'

WTF: Weekly Trivia File

  • ‘I loathe hecklers. I haven't got a good syllable to say about hecklers.’ Billy Connolly

  • The Daily Telegraph likes to bash the BBC, but it seems a bit much to blame them for Tim Minchin song’s being axed from the Jonathan Ross Show – on ITV. The newspaper published this Tweet this morning, apparently unaware that Ross moved from the corporation a couple of years back. There was the odd small mention in the newspapers at the time...

  • Meanwhile, Jonathan Ross has sided with Minchin, writing on his Twitter page: ‘Really gutted that the brilliant Tim Minchin song has been cut from my show. Decision was out of my hands.’

  • Ruth Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t exactly hit it off when they first met. ‘I got a part in the 1996 film Emma in which Gwyneth was playing the lead,’ the Gavin & Stacey star said. ‘I asked her if, with a name like Gwyneth, she had any Welsh connections. She wasn’t terribly friendly. I thought, “Where I come from, it’s an old ladies’ name anyway!’”

  • True to their raison d’etre, Funny Women were vexed by the Imagine specials on comedy this week.  ‘It’s a great programme Imagine on BBC1 now about the Art of Comedy but really hope that more women to feature, like the Jews & Irish,’ they tweeted. Followed moments later by:  ‘Oops now we have @sarahsilverman... But she's a Jew so that's allowed!’

  • Hope the comedy turned out better than the rapping:


  • ‘If I'm your comedy hero you haven't seen enough comedy.’ Alan Davies

  • Qantas have refused to apologise to Alan Davies over his claim that an air steward told him to ‘fuck off’ when he and his two-year-old daughter used a first class toilet. The comic complained to the airline’s customer services department and has now received a reply, which – despite all the publicity the story received – did not directly address the allegation of harassment, but said: ‘Our staff concur that the situation arose as a result of your use of the First Class facilities to entertain your child and your refusal to vacate the facilities when first asked to do so.’ Davies tweeted today: ‘Their customer care dept have told me it was all my fault. No mention of the steward saying f*^~ off and... that's it. #Qantas itself appears to be telling me to f off. They're taking no action. I was in the wrong toilet so the steward can tell me to f off...’ He posted his complaint and Qantas’s reply on the Lonely Planet blog.

  • Alan Davies only got his job on QI because he starred in the Abbey National adverts ... which were directed by QI creator John Lloyd.

  • This is quite a project... Futurama’s New New York recreated in Lego:

    And there are more pictures on Flickr.

  • James Corden spent last night partying with Prince Harry and David Beckham at the Arts Club in Mayfair.

  • Tweets Of The Week
    Bob Mortimer (@ RealBobMortimer ): Chris Rea just drove past me.. Wonder where he's going?
    Steve Death (@ Its_Death ): Vanilla Ice bought his mum a copy of Microsoft Office for Christmas. Word to his mother.
    Adam Robinson (@ Robbo_A ):  I'm considering giving up spray deodorant in the New Year. Roll on 2012.

SOURCES: BBC One’s Imagine, Twitter, Twitter, Readers Digest, Twitter, YouTube, Twitter, Twitter, BBC Two, YouTube, The Sun,Twitter

Published: 23 Dec 2011

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