Tag Archives: Humour

Nerd Do Well, by Simon Pegg: A Review

First, the standard disclaimer. I’ve enjoyed Simon Pegg’s work for years, from his radio appearances on BBC Radio 4’s The 99p Challenge to television in Big Train and Spaced, and into the world of films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks, by Alan Coren: A Short Review

This collection, published a year after Alan Coren’s untimely death in October, 2007, is a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining volume. Edited by Coren’s son Giles and daughter Victoria, Chocolate and Cuckoo Clocks: The Essential Alan Coren features pieces from across forty … Continue reading

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What’s Going On? by Mark Steel: A Review

Sometimes, it’s the little things that are the most trying, those things which finally lead up to one calamitous, almighty explosion. Mark Steel, perhaps best known for his comedy lectures on BBC Radio 4, is one of those comics which … Continue reading

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The Books of General Ignorance, by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson: A Short Review

The news in October, 2015 that Stephen Fry was to step down as host of the BBC panel show QI created a minor furore among a very specific set of viewers. Further word that he was to be replaced by the … Continue reading

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