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
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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.
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