FAB FOOLS 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFs-zYvWxvQ&t ROLL UUUP! Roll up, and step right this way for my sixth book, and fifth work of comedy history – the first EVER comprehensive celebration of Beatles Comedy, and Rutles history – FAB FOOLS – click for original pitch! Most importantly, click HERE to pre-order your copy right this moment! ‘The Joker Laughs’ it…

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…

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…

The Bath Plug 2018: Rachel Parris

It's that time of year again! Previous winners: TERRY JONES, PETER RICHARDSON, BARRY CRYER Now read on, dot dot dot... With the precedent set by Jones, Richardson and Cryer, it may well be that anyone who knows about the Bath Plug Award, which I created, and which it is my duty to dole out every…

THE FROOD ABIDES: H2G2 at 40

40 years ago today... I was entering my third trimester in my Mum's womb, and she certainly wasn't tuned in to Radio 4. But yes, Hitchhiker debuted, three days off Douglas Adams' 26th birthday – and tonight, it's back. 4 years ago today... well, not today, but 4 years ago... THE FROOD, Douglas Adams' official…

Rik at 60: Duh-Eh-Ah-Duh

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY, would have been nice to say, RIK MAYALL! When Rik's final jog spoiled everything back in 2014, I wrote a blog all too soon, and was honoured to also provide a short Flashheart-themed obit for the BBC, but today seems an auspicious occasion to muse a bit more about missing The Late…

Bath Plug Award 2017: BAZ!

Well, another Bath Comedy Festival tucks itself up in bed, and levity flies from the city once again for another year. This was a particularly light year for me, as my usual multiple duties mainly boiled down to just performing at Moles club on Sunday 9th, for this year's FUNNY NOISES: MY LOVELY HORSE! True, a…

SOUPY TWISTS! First Bit

Dear Madam, or Sir – This is to introduce, in a needlessly twee way, the officially authorised book SOUPY TWISTS – the fourth work of comedy history by Jem Roberts, and the first ever print celebration of the tickling, maddening, frothing and frankly filthy comedy of STEPHEN FRY & HUGH LAURIE, to officially mark the forthcoming…

THE FROOD: FIT THE FINAL?

This month The Frood is excitingly relaunched in paperback form – which, after all, was always the natural format for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, from its first release. This is a completely updated, fine-tuned edition, which will hopefully spread Douglas Adams' incredible, improbable, never-holistically-told-before story further than ever, and see this Hitchhiker celebration…