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Dear Mastodon, I expected more of you...

Dear Mastodon,

I’m sorry to have to write this. Because I honestly thought you were different. You were the example of the mainstream embracing something alternative without compromising. 451 more words

Articles/Opinion

Stewart Lee and the Pueblo Clowns

In 2006 Stewart Lee travelled to Taos in New Mexico to see the Pueblo Clowns and make this two part documentary for Radio 4. The clowns, unlike the cartoonish, vaguely melancholy characters that occupy the edges of our own culture, are – literally – unrepresentable, figures who operate in some shadowy shamanic space between worlds and who still wield a terrifying raw power that approaches the sacred. 11 more words

Place

The famous man looked at the red cup

Comedian Stewart Lee, in his book ‘How I Escaped My Certain Fate’ writes about how, when he played the Edinburgh Festival, he used to get a lot of people coming to see him who didn’t know his work. 413 more words

Fatherhood

The Devolution of Social Media

I can still remember creating, as a nerdy 13 year old, my own site using Piczo and other blog style make-your-own-websites that involved using some kind of knowledge of HTML and CSS. 547 more words

Did it start with a Puppet Show..? What is Alternative Comedy, and is it anyway?

What is alternative comedy?
Does such a thing exist anymore and, if so, does it require a new label.
As a child, or parasitic growth, of the age of alternative comedy, I wonder what defines it. 823 more words

Comedy: Daniel Kitson & Stewart Lee at the Hackney Empire

30 October

Belter For The Shelter
This October, The Belter 2 will again be hosted by Daniel Kitson, with a new line up featuring Stewart Lee, Nish Kumar, Sean Hughes, and more stars to be announced very soon. 68 more words

Listings

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Last week I went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time. It was a birthday present for Mrs B to let us to spend a couple of days at a festival without wading through mud soup as I did at… 1,256 more words

Culture