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Kevin Cruise
Following yesterday's opinion piece on Lorraine Bowen's appearance on Britain's Got Talent I was contacted by another performer, Martin Cabble-Reid, who also went from comedy clubs to the show,... more
Lorraine Bowen
I’ve been a comedy critic and a TV critic for longer than I care to admit so I should have known about this years ago. Until recently I always assumed that the acts on Britain’s Got Talent are all... more
polling
The homogenous, zombie-like world of modern politics is often ridiculed by satirists – but this election campaign has made me wonder if the comedians are any less on-message.Let me state from the get... more
Reg Hunter
There was an intriguing interview with Reginald D Hunter in the Times recently which mentioned that the enigmatic American comedian was currently living in Croydon. Hunter did not want to elaborate... more
When I first ‘came out’ as a Conservative I had heated conversations with comics and pantomimic shocked reactions from audiences. I guess it was pretty shocking: a comic voting in line with just over... more
Newzoids
I could be mistaken but it certainly feels as if there are more TV comedies with an election theme this year than there have ever been before. Just to pick a few, ITV1 has just launched the topical... more
Janey Godley
Janey Godley’s complaint that she thinks she was ripped off by the people who made the new Irn-Bru ad has caused a stir in comedy circles. It is not the first time a comedian has allegedly had input... more
madonna
What’s that old Bob Monkhouse gag? “They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now."When Madonna told Jonathan Ross that she would like to have a crack at stand... more
Sue Perkins
In the last few days I’ve heard about Count Arthur Strong being mooted as new host of Top Gear and Alexei Sayle being tipped for the job. At the time of writing Sue Perkins is the odds-on bookies... more
Clarkson
Breaking News 9/4 - Jeremy Clarkson is no longer going to be guest hosting Have I Got News For You on April 24. Quoted on the BBC website Jimmy Mulville, managing director of show producers Hat... more

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