Commentator and stand-up comedian Mark Steel has presented several radio and television programmes, and appeared on Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2006 he published 'Vive La Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution', and in 2000 stood as a candidate in the London Assembly elections.
10 July 2014 07:18 PM
A bit of forward thinking can go a long way
03 July 2014 06:17 PM
Why should such a great spectacle be ruined by the sight of common people?
26 June 2014 06:37 PM
I mean – Luis Suarez isn’t really worse than al-Qa’ida, is he?
Mark Steel on World Cup 2014: There’s only way to save punditry from oblivion – ditch the footballers and choose at random from the electoral register
19 June 2014 09:05 PM
Ed Miliband needs to learn from Phil Neville. Because Phil’s commentating style was so lacking in passion that the Manaus stadium could have burned down on Saturday, and as the fans fled in terror Phil would have said: “Well, that’s what flames can do. If you leave them unmarked. Quite hot there now. Lots of stuff melting. Not what you want to see as a manager.”
19 June 2014 07:25 PM
Amateur pundits would truly capture the country's passion and excitement
13 June 2014 12:31 PM
Mark Steel: The genius that is Sepp Blatter has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football
12 June 2014 09:35 PM
Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
12 June 2014 07:04 PM
The FIFA president has even managed to turn the Brazilian people off football. Next up, it’ll be the Martians...
China’s censorship of Tiananmen Square isn’t oppression – it’s just a new kind of extreme counselling
05 June 2014 06:50 PM
This demand to forget fosters a whole new way of thinking
29 May 2014 06:39 PM
Suddenly everyone wants to talk about immigration. It’s going to be hard to beat Ukip at this game, though.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
'Women, walk wherever you want' posters taken down in Stamford Hill following 'unacceptable' signs separating men and women
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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- 4 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 5 The Simpsons death: Creator Al Jean would 'kill himself' before character like Homer or Lisa
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