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For me, and maybe for many others, Caroline Aherne will always be inextricably linked with the north. The umpteen obituaries and tributes have quite rightly placed her in lineage tying together... more
It’s Pete Sinclair that I feel sorry for. Among others of course. He is one of the writers of C4’s Power Monkeys and as if it wasn’t hard enough already to write a whole sitcom episode in a day, he... more
One of Rik Mayall’s very last projects was to play a modern version of Fagin. In the months leading up to his sudden death on June 9, 2014 Mayall had been collaborating on a script with American... more
“Don’t give too many flyers out, they are quite expensive. Also don’t give any to Spanish people, they won’t come”A small bald man, wearing a two piece suit, with a garish yellow t-shirt emblazoned... more
About five years ago, while compering new material night at the Hob in Forest Hill I saw an act I didn’t think I’d seen before. He was so good I couldn’t wait for him to come off stage so I could... more
What is stand-up comedy? I thought I knew, but I’m starting to wonder. Earlier this week I reviewed David Baddiel’s show My Family: Not The Sitcom at the Menier Chocolate Factory for the Evening... more
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine you’ll have spent the last few days reading about how good Dave Johns is in the new Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake. It’s a serious role for the seasoned... more
I don't know if it counts as Alanis Morrisette level irony, but I heard about Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle being axed by BBC2 on the way home from C4’s Comedy Gala at the 02 Arena.My immediate... more
Two years ago I decided to go to the Edinburgh Fringe solo. Between signing up for a show and actually performing it, I lost a grandfather to cancer and then decided to take my comedy “career” more... more
It was Channel 4’s annual comedy gala on Friday and as usual the previewers – me included – billed it as the cream of British comedy from Michael McIntyre down. But looking at the line-up did set me... more

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