Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

So much brilliant stuff happening at the moment, and I just don’t have time to talk about it properly, so I’m going to hammer a few down in bullet point form, just to give you a bird’s eye view: The Portobello Film Festival is back, with free admission to all it’s events. It’s always a […]


OK I’m thoroughly wiped out after a week of partying in Berlin and a pretty colossal wedding, so no inciteful bons mots today; instead just a couple of videos until I’ve had about 15 hours sleep and caught up on my emails. First up, here’s the American psychiatrist Stuart Brown talking about the importance of […]


Abandoman

28Apr10

Good Lord Almighty! Last night I think I saw one of the best comedy gigs of my entire life! Abandoman were the act. They’re an improv hip-hop comedy group with Rob Broderick as the rapper. Not an obvious rapping sort: a white, smartly dressed Irish bloke, but by heavens he was good; genuinely one of […]


Finally! Here’s the full version of my interview with Rufus Hound. It’s about 16 minutes long; hope you like.


Here’s a snippet of an interview I did with the British comedian Rufus Hound. He’s a really fun guy and a fantastic stand up and improv performer, so it was a real pleasure to chat with him. This is just the final couple of minutes, where we play a game called ‘Dance or Dog’. A […]


Comedy London

24Feb10

Holy shit there’s a feast of good comedy on in London at the moment. Two quick recommendations: If you get a chance, head down to the London Comedy Improv at the Phoenix Bar. I went about two two weeks ago and it was genuinely one of the funniest nights out I’ve had this year. Michael […]


Another post on Stewart Lee (hurrah!). I just come across this blog by a young comedy fan who’s interviewed him, so some more video comedy action for you to enjoy. I’ve only uploaded the first part,  but if you want to check out the rest, head over to Lazy Underachiever‘s page or YouTube channel. I […]


Great news: the BBC has just commissioned another series of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. Which is brilliant. There was an online campaign to get it back; well done everyone involved.


Two quick things: 1) Well done to Caitlin Moran in the Times this week for her article celebrating play. Bafflingly the headline’s something about buttocks on a skirting board, and the reference was lost on me. But nonetheless it was good to see someone championing the right to toboggan on a riot shield, and inject […]


OK, a couple of deep breaths and some very loud techno later, I’m feeling a bit more sanguine. So it might be a good time to drop a quick update of some of the good stuff I’ve been up to in the last couple of weeks. Despite my bitching, there’s plenty going on at the […]