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Arthur Smith says Jimmy Carr is "working on a comedy algorithm"

As Kate Copstick is still in Kenya, I was joined for this week’s Grouchy Club Podcast – in a Soho alleyway – by comedian Arthur Smith… 682 more words


Bloodbath At The House Of Death (1984)

Kenny Everett is a perhaps rather forgotten English institution. Starting off on pirate radio in the 1960s, he was a friend of the Beatles; his love of comedy and performing characters on the air made him a national celebrity, and he was given his own long-running TV show (sketches, musical numbers) along with his constant radio work. 859 more words


The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2015 – Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden – Old Masters

After a rigorous dollop of Sarah Kane, I think we might be in need of a good laugh. Surely that’s guaranteed in an hour in the company of… 263 more words

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Pigs Can Fly: Book Review

Author: Barry Cryer

Book Blurb:

Throughout his career, Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats, such as Max Miller, Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Kenny Everett, Tommy Cooper, Spike Milligan, Morecambe and Wise, and more.

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QI Watchdown: B4 (Bible)

After a few days’ rest, I come back to my QI Watchdown to find that this episode will be our first Jeremy Clarkson episode. A lot of people have a lot of opinions about Clarkson, so the fact that he appears on this program quite a bit won’t be helping any of them. 677 more words

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Blood Sugar, Bananas and Brains

On occasion, I am asked to give advice to young comedians. I am of an age where my grey hair and stoop accidentally suggests wisdom, or creates the illusion I have survived this far in SHOWBUSINESS. 520 more words

I'm Sorry I Don't Give a Clue

I’ve enjoyed I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue for years and listen whenever it comes around, as it inevitably does; but lately I can’t help feeling that it’s succumbing to a bit of an ‘old fart’ tendency.   293 more words

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