TALES OF BRITAIN: Winter 2020

Thursday, 12 March 2020 Most Ignobly Done... Merry Folklore Thursday, story-adorers! A brief foray away from our 2020 hibernation to join in this week's fascinating theme of IMMORALITY, spun off from the recent reports of plagiarism shown by 'a UK folklore podcast', as outlined here by our friend Dee Dee:  Maybe it's not too surprising that…

FAB FOOLS 4: WAIT!!

YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU NOW GETTING IT READY FOR YOU PREVIOUSLY, ON FAB FOOLS: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4! IT'S THE KAY SISTERS! Greetings, as Joey Boswell had it, my dear Fab Fools follower, as I EXCLUSIVELY beg your pardon for this unscheduled update in the story of the creation and RELEASE of the…

TERRY: There Goes Another One…

We need a word to encapsulate this sense of deep sadness at losing someone so wonderful, while being simultaneously grateful that they have finally been freed from such suffering. For the loquacious and passionate Terry Jones to be closed in on himself with dementia was a particularly cruel fate, and so there's a feeling of…

FAB FOOLS 3: Neil

Well, here we are, and it's not easy to halloo a 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' under these circumstances. When blogging I generally find it hard to avoid unique turns of phrase and offering my own obnoxious undermining of linguistic clichés, but that seems unwise when paying tribute to one of music and comedy's great thinkers, wordplayers…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Autumn 2019

THURsday, 19 December 2019 Thank You – For Auld Lang's Syne MERRY YULE, Folklore Funsters! We know there's officially no Folklore Thursday this week, but as autumn ends and a new decade begins, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this launch year for us, after 15 years of hard…

SOUPY TWISTS +1

Soupy Twists & Fab Fools: HELP! Well, this is a right old turn-up for the trouser, what? I shan't keep you, except to beg your attention for one blog further, to announce that author and authorised Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie biographer Jem Roberts' next work of comedy history after SOUPY TWISTS – FAB FOOLS – the…

Bath Plug Award 2019: Arfur Smith

"HEY YOU GUUUYS!" Channeling my inner Sloth-from-The-Goonies with the proud winner and Bath Comedy Festival boss Nick Steel, April 2019. It's only just occurred to me that I was remiss in not posting even the tiniest blogettorina about this year's Bath Comedy Festival – I've been so busy working on my next work of comedy…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Summer 2019

THURsday, 19 September 2019 Ushering In Autumn In Canterbury The last Folklore Thursday of the summer, my dear folksters – hope it's a joyous one for all of you! The Autumn Equinox, Mabon, Harvest Festival, no matter what you like to call it, it's the perfect time, as the nights draw in, to gather around…