Tag Archive: humor

Jan 14

Public Speaking: Causing Offence (or not)

There have been some interesting things going on in British newspapers this past week or so. We had Prince Harry’s gaffe reported as he was on videotape calling an army friend a “p*ki”. Immediately on the tail of that we had his father, Prince Charles, in the papers for having called an Asian Businessman “sooty”.

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Jan 07

Humour in the Workplace

There seems to be a lot of information out there at the moment about the benefits of using humor in the workplace. In fact on Google there are about 363,000 results (at the time of writing), so clearly it’s quite a popular subject area. But it’s a topic that concerns me. Gravely concerns me.

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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 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 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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