Friday, 30 April 2010


If you're not on Twitter, you're missing out on a plethora of stand-ups and comedy writers testing out material on a willing and discerning audience - for nothing! Graham Linehan, Armando Iannucci, Chris Addison, Richard Herring (to name but a tiny few) all regularly lob out 140-character morsels of mirth. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't; sometimes they're topical, sometimes they're utterly random, but on a good day it's like a free, endless, online Comedy Store open mike night.

One who I hadn't even heard of until earlier this year is Gary Delaney; master of the throwaway one-liner and with a show at Edinburgh later this year. Here's some of his recent tweets which have grabbed me; YMMV :)
  • I could tell it was a Monopoly board from the word go.
  • Should depressed gravediggers just throw themselves into their work?
  • Tried to get a refund on my Arctic Animals playset; they refused as I'd already broken the seal.
  • I like to think I'm the best at wasting paper, by quite a large margin.
  • Currently watching 'V'. Will it still make sense if i haven't see I to IV?
  • If anybody steals my identity, at least I’ll know who to look for.
And so on. Worth a 'follow' if you like a mid-morning chuckle with your coffee...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

What A Pa-Lava

Well would you look at that. Volcano blows its top in Iceland, we end up stuck in Dubai. Butterfly wings and tidal waves and all that.

Flights grounded for the forseeable future; more camels* to the front-of-house area please. And poor Theo might suffer the indignity of missing his own second birthday party!

Watch this space...

* or cocktails, whichever...

Monday, 12 April 2010

Fourstar Is Away

This post is warmly dedicated to Alex :)