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Most battle-hardened comedians can show off their scars from ferocious encounters with ruthless hecklers. But what if you're heckled by your own mother? Just such a traumatising experience befell David Baddiel at the Richmond Theatre on Sunday night. Mid-way through the second half, Mrs Baddiel took the opportunity to complain about the seat her son had reserved for her. "It's right at the back," she called out from the depths of the Dress Circle. "Why haven't we got the Royal Box?"

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As in sport, so in language, there are no winners without losers. If "coach" is the rising star, its defeated adversary is "manager". There is a cruel Darwinian logic governing the sporting lexicon: managers are a dying breed, while coaches are multiplying like rabbits.

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