Category Archive: Comedy

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 09

The Comedy Stylings of Bo Burnham – Bo Fo’ Sho’

Just came across this article on The Guardian website: “Two years ago, Bo Burnham’s big brother Pete left his home in Massachusetts to attend Cornell University in New York. Burnham wanted to stay in touch, so he wrote a comic song for Pete entitled My Whole Family Thinks I’m Gay, videoed himself singing it, and …

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Oct 06

Germany’s Humour Museum?

Germany have launched a state-sponsored Museum of Humour! It’s the Caricatura Museum in Frankfurt. It’s a shrine to satir, the German sense of humour and comic art. They’re hoping to shatter the stereotype of the humourless German. What with that and their sense of humour possibly being the best, Germany’s doing some good things when …

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Sep 29

Frankie Howerd and the rule of Toastmasters

Frankie Howerd clip; 2m 21 sec (Above is a clip of late British comedian Frankie Howerd on the chat show Parkinson). I got asked at a humour workshop that I ran recently the following question: “How far can you push risque humour before it becomes too much at Toastmasters?”

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