Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 29

Controversial Comedian Russell Brand Quits

For those of my readers outside the U.K. two performers Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross have been suspended today by the BBC for causing offence on radio last Saturday. Here’s a quick lowdown of what happened…

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Oct 24

French & Saunders Tear up the Comedy Rulebook!

I saw British comedy duo French & Saunders on Wednesday night at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. They’re currently doing their Final Farewell show part of a tour of the same name. For those of you who don’t know they’ve decided to hang up their “comedy gloves” after 30 years.  At over two hours (incl. …

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Oct 20

Sarah Silverman fails to woo London

I was fortunate enough to see Sarah Silverman the weekend for a one off show in London. I love Sarah’s material. I’ve seen plenty of You Tube clips (warning may cause offense) and TV appearances. But unfortunately, she just seemed to regurgitate all the best bits from her concert DVD Sarah Silverman – Jesus Is …

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Oct 18

Obama and McCain move in stand-up comedy?

Senators Barack Obama and John McCain roasted each other at a recent dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. Both relied heavily on their scripts and notecards. Whilst this is not necessarily a bad thing, I was a little surprised considering they are both good speakers. In these video clips there was some good natured …

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Oct 16

Ssh, 4 Secret Tips on being a Super VPE

I’m writing this post as VPE of my Toastmasters club Grosvenor Square Speakers. I’m going to share a couple of quick tips with other VPEs, but just don’t tell anyone. Keep it under your hat…

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