Bath Plug Award 2022: Sandi Toksvig

https://youtu.be/iLXS_zig8q8 After losing Neil Innes, and then having two years of pandemic hiatus, to be honest, I thought that after a short run, The Bath Plug Award had had its day. We had tried, over the years: from Terry Jones in 2015 to Arthur Smith in 2019, but the original plan to have guests interviewed…

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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…

BATH COMEDY FESTIVAL 2015

The Bath Comedy Festival originally took me by surprise, when it kicked off several years ago. For a while, I felt like I was the only person in the city running any kind of local comedy scene, with The Unrelated Family sketch shows (there was Mirth Control, but this tended to be very catholic stand-up…

THE FROOD: Fit The Fifth

THE FROOD – Fit The Fifth First things first – come along to a very special BFI DOUGLAS ADAMS & HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE RETROSPECTIVE on Sunday 14th December! There shall be rare material and cosplay and Trillian and GargleBlasters and fun! More details follow... One of these froods is hoopier than the other – me and the…

Fry & Laurie & Heavy Metal

Oh, and by the way, yes, there's also this...   For any Hugh Laurie / Heavy and/or Light Metal fans out there. It all goes so almost well by my standards until 'Big Bottom', where sadly I lose whatever thread I had, flee from the key and start impercetibly growling. No sound check, you see.…