Category Archives: Comedy

‘Vicious’ bingo

Here’s a fun game that everyone can play – I call it Vicious Bingo. Pick a review of ITV sitcom Vicious – really, any review at all – and then award yourself a point any time you come across one … Continue reading

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‘Real’, ‘warm’, ‘bawdy’, ‘lively’ and ‘big’

Shortlist magazine and Comedy Central UK are running a sitcom-writing competition. The prize for the winner is a development deal with Big Talk, which is the production company behind sitcoms like Spaced, Friday Night Dinner and Rev. A development deal … Continue reading

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Topical humour: enough already

On Thursday night, if you’re so inclined, you can watch Frank Skinner’s Opinionated at 10pm on BBC2, then turn over and watch Russell Howard’s Good News on BBC3 straight afterwards.  On Fridays you can tune in to The Now Show … Continue reading

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David Croft’s sitcoms were ‘clean, wholesome fun’? Er, no.

On the BBC news story announcing the death of David Croft, JDCAMERAMAN has left the following comment which has, at the time of writing, been given a score of +6 by other users of the website:

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Some ruminations on the sex lives of ducks

It’s quite well known, I think, that you get ‘gay ducks’.  ‘Gay penguins’ have got a lot more coverage lately, partly because penguins are funnier, and partly because fundamentalist christians in America tried to co-opt them as exemplars of good … Continue reading

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People search for the darndest things

So, this is an entirely pointless post, and is basically just a method of time-filling for me, and space-filling for the blog.  Anyway, what I’m going to do is look at a few of the search terms people have used … Continue reading

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You know,

…there are times when I think I possibly am a slightly odd person. I was reading this cartoon site, based on the recommendation of cellar-door.  It’s very funny, and you should definitely read it.  While I was flicking through it, … Continue reading

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Swimming against the undercurrent

If you’re ever watched Mock The Week, you’ll know that the final round each episode involves the contestants being told about a particular situation, and coming up with (theoretically…) funny things to hear in that situation.  I’ve just finished watching … Continue reading

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Harry Potter & The Global Gay Conspiracy

Ok, so it’ll probably turn out that everyone in the entire world knows about this already but – This is stunning.  Just stunning. … … … If you need help getting to the bottom of things, as I did, then … Continue reading

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A fragmented segment of fly

I feel this post should be accompanied by music. So go here, if you’d like to, and have a listen to Monty Python as you read.

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