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How we met: Magicians Barry and Stuart, Arts

How we met: Magicians Barry and Stuart

Barry and Stuart are Scottish BAFTA nominated comedy magicians. They regularly perform wonder-invoking, laughter-inducing, awe-inspiring magic. Stylistically dark and weird they are creepy, cool, and funny. The pair talk about how they first met.

By | Arts, Notebook | Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 2:49 pm

‘Red Dwarf’ star Chris Barrie explains how he can play all of the show’s characters, Arts

‘Red Dwarf’ star Chris Barrie explains how he can play all of the show’s characters

Red Dwarf star Chris Barrie has said that he can play all four of the main characters on the show. Speaking at a recent convention, The Entertainment and Media show, Barrie along with co-stars Craig Charles and Robert Llewellyn were quizzed by fans. One of the questions that came up was which other character from the show would they most like to play.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 4:00 am

Forgotten heroes of comedy from the days when fame faded, Notebook

Forgotten heroes of comedy from the days when fame faded

Fame can be a blessing and a curse. Once you get it, you are addicted to it. People will do almost anything to hold onto it, particularly if they know in their heart of hearts they never really deserved it in the first place. So why is it that some of the best-loved and most successful comedians get forgotten?

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 17 September 2012 at 3:59 pm

The British citizenship test goes to Edinburgh, Arts

The British citizenship test goes to Edinburgh

After the fun we had asking people in London how they would do in a completely unscientific sampling of The British citizenship test, we decided to have a go again in Edinburgh – where I’m did my show, The Brit Identity, about my journey from American to British citizen.

By | Arts | Friday, 14 September 2012 at 10:58 am

Could there be a more valiant cause than Teddy’s 21st at Funky Buddha? Your middle-class guide to the Jobcentre, Notebook

Could there be a more valiant cause than Teddy’s 21st at Funky Buddha? Your middle-class guide to the Jobcentre

Look at you with your university education, horrible red trousers and penchant for Starbucks macchiato. You’ve graduated, now you find yourself unemployed and Daddy’s just cut you off.

By | Notebook | Friday, 31 August 2012 at 3:43 pm

Controversial #Paralympics tweets: Crossing the line or just a bit of fun?, Notebook

Controversial #Paralympics tweets: Crossing the line or just a bit of fun?

As controversial stand-up comic Frankie Boyle is slammed for his tweets sent during the Paralympics opening ceremony, we take a look at some of the other tweets about the event, that cut a little too close to the bone.

By | Notebook, Olympics | Thursday, 30 August 2012 at 4:34 pm

The debate: Should those offended by jokes be offered compensation?, Notebook

The debate: Should those offended by jokes be offered compensation?

Carnival plc (owner of P&O Cruises) was recently sued by John Wolfe, who was offended by the Irish jokes made as part of the entertainment on his cruise. But

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 23 August 2012 at 10:15 am

Carry on comedy: Product reviews are the place for unsigned talent, Notebook

Carry on comedy: Product reviews are the place for unsigned talent

Sites like eBay, Amazon and Gumtree are taking over the retail world but they are also home to a growing phenomenon that no one could have predicted – they may just be the breeding ground for the next generation of comic talent.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 17 August 2012 at 12:00 am

My Olympic predictions: How did I do it?, Arts

My Olympic predictions: How did I do it?

I’ve just pulled off the most audacious stunt in a life littered with audacity.

By | Arts | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 11:50 am

The British Citizenship Test: How much do you know?, Arts

The British Citizenship Test: How much do you know?

I moved to the UK from America in 2000, not with a plan to immigrate, it was an opportunity to live outside my home country and see the world a bit. I was lucky with the job I got, which I mercilessly and proudly stole from a British person.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 14 August 2012 at 1:00 pm

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