Mark Dolan
Comedian, TV host and presenter on the app-based radio station Fubar Radio, weekdays 10am to 1pm.

Entries by Mark Dolan

Boredom Is the Key to Happiness

(4) Comments | Posted 1 July 2016 | (15:16)

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When were you last bored? It never happens does it? If you think about it, we have eradicated it from our lives. Boredom is so last century. A recent day trip to the sleepy Kent fishing town of Whitstable is...

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I'm Doing Wet January This Year

(0) Comments | Posted 4 January 2016 | (23:00)

Barely have I recovered from my overdose of turkey and Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Rioja than I'm invited via Twitter, Facebook and my supercilious neighbour Iain, to do Dry January, a challenge to give up alcohol for the month of January. I won't be doing this. Quite the opposite. As...

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Why TV Needs Jeremy Clarkson

(32) Comments | Posted 25 March 2015 | (23:00)

So, we have the most awaited verdict since the trial of OJ Simpson. It's official: Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked as the presenter of Top Gear. How are we going to survive without this hard-drinking, chain-smoking, politically incorrect and surprisingly fat ex-public schoolboy?

Sacking him was doubtless a difficult...

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What We Need In 2015 Is Less Hate

(13) Comments | Posted 1 January 2015 | (23:00)

2014 was a tetchy year. The right wing press sank their teeth into immigrants, buoyed by the continued electoral success and column inches occupied by UKIP. The Scots voted to stay in the UK, but in a rancorous campaign, the result was anything but a full stop to that debate....

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Groping Is a Posh Word for Assault

(11) Comments | Posted 25 September 2014 | (00:00)

So after two court cases and endless column inches, Dave Lee Travis, the eerily hairy icon of 1970s network radio, is convicted of an appalling assault on a female television researcher. Congratulations to the jury for voting overwhelmingly to convict this man. Not that I have a personal gripe with...

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Get Over Yourself, Scotland

(201) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (00:00)

I'm sorry, I'm over this now. I'm tired of all the pandering to Scotland; the appeals from celebrities, the begging from politicians, the dire warnings from big business, the polite nudge from her Majesty the Queen. "Pleeeeease stay with us" has been the hysterical refrain since this all began. Well...

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The Australian Pranksters - A Question Of Judgment

(7) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (23:00)

It's been almost a fortnight since perhaps the most catastrophic phone prank in radio history actually took place. The Australian duo whose jolly jape set about a tragic sequence of events are now in hiding and require 24-hour security following death threats.

It's clearly disproportionate that these broadcasters' lives,...

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