Entries by Alistair Coleman from 10/2012

Like a Clown Car Crashing Into Another Clown Car - Tragic, but It's Only Clowns

| Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Back in the 1990s when I was some sort of feckless idiot, I was a member of the high-IQ organisation Mensa. I know what you're thinking, but the stark truth is that they know how to throw a good party, and I have yet to apologise to forthright TV critic Garry Bushell-On-The-Box for making off with his umbrella after a boozy Mensa evening in a rainy London.

Homeopathic Clothing: Because Making Stuff Up is Easier Than Science

| Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Let me take you back to the year 1988. Thatcher was still in Number Ten, Kylie's 'I Should Be So Luck'" had just been knocked off the Number One spot, and Reading Football Club were officially the 43rd best team in England. On a good day, with a following wind. I remember standing on the terraces at Elm Park during a dour 1-0 victory, singing "You must have come in a taxi" to the visiting Shrewsbury Town fans, who - it transpired - had come in a taxi.

The Unnerving Discovery That I am a Terrible Classist

| Posted 10.23.2012 | UK Comedy

There was a time when you couldn't have a sitcom without a comedy camp character, and there were even one or two that bordered on outright racism. While Mr Humphries is fondly remembered, the past is exactly where he should stay.