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Actor and comedian John Sessions dies aged 67 | Television & radio | The Guardian

The actor and comedian John Sessions has died at the age of 67. Sessions, best known for appearing on television shows including Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Have I Got … Continue reading


Roy Hudd obituary

‘In 1958 Hudd’s agent, Morris Aza, suggested he audition for Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice. As Hudd later explained: “Morris said, ‘In about three or four years variety … Continue reading


Quote • Victoria Wood

“I get a lot of pleasure from sitting in the audience and watching other people get laughs from my words. But I wouldn’t want just to write. I like writing, … Continue reading

04/20/2016 · 6 Comments

Comedian Victoria Wood dies aged 62 – BBC News

Comedian Victoria Wood has died aged 62 after a short battle with cancer, her publicist says Source: Comedian Victoria Wood dies aged 62 – BBC News

04/20/2016 · 4 Comments

German comedian Jan Böhmermann could face prison for ‘smear poem’ against Turkish President Erdogan | People | News | The Independent

A German comedian could face prosecution in his own country for “insulting” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Jan Böhmermann, a satirical comedian, is being investigated by German authorities under defamation laws for a poem … Continue reading

04/07/2016 · Leave a comment

Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

12/13/2015 · 2 Comments

Did You Know…? Arthur Lloyd’s Immensikoff

Immensikoff: a large overcoat; coined by the music-hall star Arthur Lloyd who called himself Immensikoff and appeared on stage in such a coat to sing, c.1868, his hit ‘The Shoreditch … Continue reading

09/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • KEN DODD • Comedy and Craft

‘There was more art to comedy years ago. Comics were masters of their craft. Today there are precious few places to learn that craft and far too much emphasis on … Continue reading

08/31/2015 · Leave a comment

Quote • Johnny Toole & Henry Irving

Johnny Toole, the great English comedian, was a great friend of Henry Irving, and they used always to be chaffing each other. One night at supper Toole said: “Henry, I … Continue reading

10/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Quote • Robin Williams

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams 1951-2014

08/13/2014 · Leave a comment

Robin Williams – 1951 – 2014 – A comic genius I will miss

Robin Williams found dead at 63 in California home  via @guardian Robin Williams 2011 via Wikimedia Commons.

08/12/2014 · Leave a comment

The Edinburgh Freestival comedian whose relative pulled cunning stunts involving Virginia Woolf and bottoms | SO IT GOES – John Fleming’s blog

Reblogged from SO IT GOES – John Fleming’s blog “So you’re an aristocrat,” I said to [Al Cowie] after my blog chat with the Freestival Four. “No,” said Al. “I’m the … Continue reading

02/15/2014 · Leave a comment