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…

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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: Winter 2019

Rhymes Of Britain Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Happy musical Folklore Thursday! Only four days to our first ever London show – and nine to our Bath book launch! We dearly hope to see you at one of them if you're anywhere near the bottom half of this island... We should just take a moment to…

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…

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…

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…

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…