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The Yin that remains Windswept and Interesting

I’ve just been to a screening of Billy Connolly’s High Horse Tour Live.

As we now know, mutation, heredity and natural selection are unable to make the best, but they do lead to the least worst. 908 more words

War Games

here we share a fascinating memoir from John Griffiths, a new writer to us; her john reminsces about his post war childhood, and the games he and his friends used to play: 881 more words


Ampthill LitFest 2016

A couple of months back I got a text from my brother. ‘Are you the one who mentioned that you like the author Chris Brookmyre?’ 1,354 more words


Now screening: a gay porn film with no script not written by Sir John Gielgud

“So what we are talking about here,” I said to David McGillivray in the Soho Theatre Bar yesterday afternoon, “is a script that you filmed – a sleazy, gay, hardcore porn film and you have conned some very respectable performers like… 904 more words


Nevermind Watchdown: S12E9

I’m not exactly sure what to make of this one. Barry Cryer’s here, and he helped give us one of the more boring episodes of QI in recent history. 450 more words

Nevermind Watchdown


I do a lot of after-dinner speaking, and a lot of it consists of jokes, which are of course in the public domain. The audience just hears jokes, but we, all of us, at some point, write some material for ourselves and I had a particular section — five or ten minutes’ worth — that was known to be mine and that’s what I did.

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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