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Schwoppinge Mallarde

Today I want to tell you about Mallard Day. It is celebrated once every hundred years by the Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford. Okay, it won’t be happening this year, the next Mallard day will be in the year 2101, but let’s look at it anyway. 965 more words

British And Brilliant

Book Shambles

It feels appropriate at the end of this, my first week as a Reading Champion, to recommend the podcast Book Shambles. Despite being a champion of reading, there are still some books I haven’t read, so I defer to the recommendations of Robin Ince, Josie Long, and their guests. 264 more words


Pea Green Boat reflections

Just this past week, I was fortunate enough to attend a performance of Stewart Lee’s Pea Green Boat, not once but twice!

From the outset, I need to be clear that I am not, in any way, trying to write a theatre review here. 1,174 more words


How I Escaped My Certain Fate

I recommend the book How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee to anyone interested in the mechanics of stand-up comedy. I wouldn’t recommend it to the lecturers who taught the drama side of my degree. 624 more words


Christmas comedy weekend for Shelter - 18 and 19 December

Following last years’s sell out Big Stupid Comedy Night for Shelter which raised over £2000 for national housing charity Shelter, Laugh Out London (third best comedy club in London – Time Out) returns to Bob Slayer’s Grotto of Comedy for two nights of festive comedy fun. 509 more words

Comedy Nights

Suddenly Punched by an Idea

20th October 20015 – Lolitics at The Black Heart Bar, Camden

Last night was one of my rare gigs. Having spent 5 to 7 days a week doing full length shows for the last eight years, I decided to stop stand up, going so far as performing an (almost) retirement show in the early summer. 1,038 more words

'Corbyn the Cat' and a laughable Socialist Revolution

I’m not sure what’s more believable, a cat that’s called Jeremy Corbyn or the Labour parties chances at the next general election. Honestly, they both sound as farfetched as each other. 439 more words