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…

TALES OF BRITAIN: Spring 2019

Over The Hill Wednesday, 19 June 2019 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FOLKLORE THURSDAY! To celebrate, we have a double birthday-themed blog to close Spring 2019 – as it was on Brother Bernard's 40th birthday last year that we visited TINTAGEL, the site of King Arthur's birth! But first, we just want to say thank you to everybody…

SOUPY TWISTS: Fifth and Final Bit

42) Soupy Twists, and GOODBYE! Friday, 18 January 2019 Weeeeeeeeell, my dear old Soupy supporters, as the old adage goes, all finite things must come to an end, and the Soupy Twists odyssey has gone on far longer than anyone could have predicted back in MAY 2016 FOR GOSHNESS' SAKE when the crowdfunder was first…