This week we’ve seen the best and worst sides of drunken excesses. What have we learnt? Just like in life: llamas good, racism bad.
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Monday 22 December 2008
Tuesday 19 August 2008
Mike Wozniak asks his audience not to heckle him with 118 118 jibes, though it's hard to resist, as it's a useful shorthand for his moustachioed appearance. Having established the visual, the vocal sounds like a cross between Murray Walker and David Attenborough, nasal and breathy, and Wozniak's delivery and joke structure have something of Stewart Lee about them, relying on repetition and occasional laborious detail to state the obvious but from a sideways point of view.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
The row over Fern Britton's dramatic weight loss just keeps on rumbling. Yesterday the This Morning presenter was accused of deliberately misleading the public when a Sunday newspaper revealed that, despite repeated denials, she had undergone gastric banding back in 2006.
Friday 02 May 2008
Mark Watson Takes Over The World, The Red Hedgehog (via an internet link from the Melbourne Comedy Festival), London
Thursday 10 April 2008
In the last four years, Mark Watson's "endurance shows" of 24, 33 and 36 hours in length have been among the most colourful contributions to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and to comedy as a whole. The shows encourage off-beat and often innovative contributions from both comedians and audience members.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Friday 08 February 2008
There was a time, not long ago, when folk music was about little more than sticking your finger in your ear, donning your best woolly jumper and pining for bygone times.
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Friday 11 November 2005
Friday 19 August 2005
Monday 15 August 2005
Thursday 24 February 2005
Saturday 05 February 2005
Saturday 08 January 2005
In common with the vast majority of people putting their two pence-worth in, I have not seen, as I write, the BBC's version of Jerry Springer - the Opera. I have seen in on stage, though - twice - and I can't say that about any other theatrical performance I've seen in my life.
Saturday 28 August 2004
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy