Category: Comedians

Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Richard Pryor. Oh, no, hang on! Dylan Moran is still with us. And Tommy Tiernan. Demetri Martin. Scratch that ill-considered title – we’ve still got a few proper funny-men. But Mitch Hedberg is dead – and he was gooooood: A lot of times, I’ll drive for like 10 miles with the […]

Max Atkinson found Peter Sellers’ great content-free political speech a few weeks back and I thought I would riposte with my namesake, Rowan Atkinson’s speech on purposeless. Ness. Less. A true classic written by someone who has obviously sat through one too many of these … RSS Readers may need to click through to the […]

As someone who has spent far too many nights in far too many hotel rooms around the world, these words of John Cleese’s have an all-too-familiar ring to them. Come to think of it, it sounds like I’ve stayed in some of these hotels: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post You […]

I was rummaging around looking for a factoid about the differences between men’s and women’s brains when lo and behold, I found Mark Gungor. He’s a pastor with a difference. He’s a marriage guidance counsellor … with a difference. And his difference is laughter. And, from my perspective, professionalism. I remember my mother-in-law telling me […]

The “comedian”* George Carlin died from heart failure yesterday at the age of 71. A true wordsmith and a powerful, powerful speaker; I haven’t seen his hold-up-a-mirror type since Bill Hicks, also RIP. Here’s one of his softer pieces – the famous “Stuff” routine. Listen to the intonation, the meticulous word choices, the almost musical […]

I went to a job interview the other day, the guy asked me if I had any questions. I said “Yes, just one. If you were driving in a car traveling at the speed of light and you turned your headlights on, what would happen?” He said he couldn’t answer that. I told him, “Well […]