Tag: comedy

A League of our own: one fandom’s mission to give something back

It’s funny how things work out when you befriend a group of strangers while visiting the memorial bench of your comedy hero. Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while (if you’re out there?) will recall this post back in May, where I reviewed a trip to Hadfield, Derbyshire, after meeting up

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You’ll never leave…a Royston Vasey pilgrimage

There it was again. That familiar feeling. As I put my face on for the day, I felt the wave of nausea which has become so familiar to me over the years. I call it my ‘anxiety belly’, and as I sat at my dressing table readying myself for the day, it washed over me

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30 films that never get old (for me)

  Considering that cinema has been such a consistent presence throughout my life it struck me that, oddly, I’ve failed to write a single word about it on this little corner of the internet that I’m proud to call my own… As this post marks my 30th waffle (a milestone I wasn’t convinced I would

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A post of two-halves: What I learned in 2018 PLUS Stuff Sam Says, Christmas Edition

  Almost everyone I’ve spoken to throughout December has uttered the same phrase traditionally wheeled out when we’re another year older, none the wiser, and it feels like our lives are going by in a flash. “I don’t know where this year’s gone!”   Well, thanks to Instagram, we do. The #2018bestnine hashtag and accompanying

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Inside No.9: My top 5 highlights from the best show on TV

  I’m going to preface this post by saying that if you’re not entirely up to date on the magnificence that is Inside No.9 – stop what you’re bloody well doing right now and don’t go any further…there will be spoilers. Having been a fan of The League of Gentlemen for a good 16 years

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