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Something Old: That Mitchell and Webb Look

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TV is filled with the ridiculous. Programmes that engineer drama and stress out of even just baking a cake, the listings are filled with competitions. With contestants who have devastating back-stories, tears over getting a compliment and observational documentaries that try and Read more ›

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Must See Web Weekly: Twitter the Comic

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We’ve all read, and unfortunately tweeted, some pretty dodgy things on Twitter. Now thanks to VectorBelly cartoonist Mike Rosenthal, these tweets have a home, Twitter: The Comic. Described as “comics based on the greatest tweets of our generation”, Rosenthal and other artists create four panel comics Read more ›

Something Old: The Death of the Sacred Politician

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Politicians today are mistrusted and reviled, seen as corrupt buffoons. Be it Ireland, the UK or the US, they are far from idolised. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, however, things were different. Politicians were a class of elite thinkers Read more ›

Something Old: Britain’s 1980s Punk Comedy Revolution

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The legends of 1970′s British comedy had brought in record audience figures, but a new wave of comedy talent stemming from the Comedy Store in London was about to change the whole scene. Their influence on British comedy was to Read more ›

Something Old: The Long Forgotten Music Hall

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Before television changed the face of entertainment, people throughout Britain would go to their local music hall. A music hall was a theatre featuring a variety of acts from magicians to comics, singers to dancers and anything in between. It Read more ›

Something Old: Britain’s Comedy Legends of the Woodstock Era

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Right now, in the UK and Ireland, comedy is doing a roaring trade. Comedians are performing in sold out arena tours, their DVDs and books are the bestsellers of every Christmas season and a swathe of sitcoms and studio shows Read more ›

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