Book Review - This Is Going To Hurt

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A doctor's white coat hangs on the wall. A red pen in the pocket is leaking.

​Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships...

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.

Is rehearsed comedy "real"?

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In 2012 I think I saw the comedian Richard Herring 6 times. I saw him in a mixture of his own shows, gigging with other comedians, and on game shows. He's great - a brilliant wordsmith, and frighteningly clever - but after watching him half a dozen times, the cracks began to show. What seemed… Continue reading →

Review - Richard Herring's "Christ on a Bike"

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I'm not saying I'm a better blogger than Richard Herring. That's for other people to say... - Terence Eden Is Richard Herring the son of a god he doesn't believe in? He may not be the Messiah, but he is a very funny boy. For this long time apathist, none of His arguments were very… Continue reading →

I'm Proud Of Mitch Benn

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Last NaBloPoMo, I wrote up my review of a Mitch Benn gig I'd seen. I know I’m not going to leave it ten years before I next see him. Indeed, I didn't even leave it a full calendar year. Mitch is back and better than ever - he even has a new single out. It's… Continue reading →

I *Am* The Cheese Lord

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Edit! I've uploaded the clip to YouTube as it's no longer available on iPlayer A few weeks ago, I blogged about seeing Russell Howard's Good News. I was (only slightly) gutted not to have appeared on the broadcast version of the show. Then, this morning, one of my colleagues stopped me in the lift... Hey!… Continue reading →

I Am The Cheese Man!

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There are many reasons to love the BBC. In my opinion, one of the truly great things they do is offer free tickets to show recordings. Through the BBC tickets site and TVRecordings.com I've seen - for free - The Now Show, HIGNFY, The News Quiz, Mitchell and Webb as well as assorted TV and… Continue reading →

Gig Review - Mitch Benn

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When I was a fresher at university, Mitch Benn played the union.  I don't remember why I didn't go.  I do remember being woken up by the guys in my halls banging on my door telling me that I'd missed a brilliant evening.  The CDs that they bought back from the gig were hilarious -… Continue reading →

Boffoonery

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It's been a rollercoaster year for Bletchley Park.  Studiously ignored by the Government for so long, the British home of cryptography and computing is finally getting the recognition it deserves.  However, it is still badly short of funds.  Looks like they need.... A Benefit Gig! Thus was born BOFFOONERY! A comedy gig to raise money… Continue reading →