Rogues & Vagabonds

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Category Archives: Humour


On the first day of Christmas, My agent gave to me, A ROLE AT THE RSC. On the second day of Christmas, My agent gave to me, TWO PROFIT SHARE, … Continue reading


Billy Connolly leads the way in Queen’s birthday honours list | UK news | The Guardian

Actor knighted in recognition of services to entertainment and charity, and is joined by Paul McCartney, JK Rowling and Delia Smith on the list Source: Billy Connolly leads the way … Continue reading

06/17/2017 · 5 Comments

Shakespeare 400: A Shakespearean Contretemps: 1830s

AN UNREHEARSED STAGE-EFFECT. While yet a mere youth I was acting in the old city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the vacation of the regular theatrical season, with a portion of … Continue reading

04/23/2016 · Leave a comment

A Stage Manager, a Director and an Actor are…

A stage manager, a director and an actor are in a rehearsal hall and they find a gold lantern. A genie comes out and says he will grant them each … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · 1 Comment

Shakespeare’s skull probably stolen by grave robbers, study finds

Radar scan of Bard’s grave for Channel 4 documentary shows his head appears to be missing – but it puts other myths to bed… Source: Shakespeare’s skull probably stolen by … Continue reading

03/26/2016 · 2 Comments

Disaster at Drury Lane | London Historians’ Blog

On this day in 1809, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane was destroyed by fire. Theatres were always burning down, so nothing really unusual in fact. What made this conflagration different, is the … Continue reading

02/24/2016 · Leave a comment

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) A Silent Film Review | Movies Silently

Originally posted on Movies Silently. Aardman presents a modern silent comedy about some mischievous sheep and their adventures in the city. It has music and sound effects but no dialogue and … Continue reading

08/06/2015 · 8 Comments

Albert Evacuated by Stanley Holloway

Originally posted on First Night History:
// View image | ALBERT EVACUATED by Stanley Holloway [1890-1982] Have you heard how young Albert Ramsbottom Was evacuated from home With his mother, clean…

06/14/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • WORK IN PROGRESS BY A LIFE IN PROGRESS • Leicester Square Theatre • 2008

This piece is a teaming up of play and stand-up, written by Joan Rivers, Douglas Bernstein and Denis Markell. The latter two represent a successful comedy writing career, gracing pages, … Continue reading

05/21/2015 · Leave a comment


‘Gladiators were idolised. They were the sporting hero of their time. A baby oiled titan. And yet they were hated in the same breath, they were slaves, and much lower … Continue reading

04/13/2015 · 2 Comments

Lest We Forget – A Rik Mayall Retrospective

01/07/2015 · Leave a comment

Fall to Pieces by George Kaplan

A Tiny Tale to Chill the Bones of Any Actor Once upon a time not so very long ago there was an actor. He had been popular on stage and … Continue reading

10/31/2014 · 5 Comments

What’s Happening To Stand-up Comedy In Britain?

Originally posted on Guy Debord's Cat:
I’m one of the judges for the New Acts of The Year and we’re about half way through the contest. One thing that I…

10/29/2014 · 1 Comment


Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
Clowns inspire laughter and happiness in some people, and fear or aversion in many others. They have been around for more than…

09/23/2014 · 7 Comments

Daily Comedy 9.10.14

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:
Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers “The Gourmets” Sketch From Not Only But Also ? ? ? Published on Mar 9, 2013 ” Sketch from…

09/10/2014 · 1 Comment

Quote • Joan Rivers on Planning a Funeral

I think we all need a laugh this weekend. I certainly do and who better to provide it than the late Joan Rivers. It’s taken from a chapter that lays out the … Continue reading

09/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Joan Rivers Dies at 81

09/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Florence Foster Jenkins: The World’s Worst Singer?

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 19th of July 1868, American amateur operatic soprano Florence Foster Jenkins was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Jenkins had no…

07/19/2014 · Leave a comment

How Many Stage Managers…?

Allegiance the Musical‘s Facebook page posted this irresistible card. Allegiance, a musical starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, is about a family’s love, loss, and heroism during the Japanese American Internment. Music … Continue reading

04/05/2014 · Leave a comment