Dom Joly

The Rise And Rise Of Online Pranking

Pete Strauss | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Comedy
Pete Strauss

Where Trigger differs from the current crop of online pranksters (aside from the surreal tone and social commentary) is in its humanity. Many online pranksters deal exclusively in shock value, often engineering pranks at the victim's expense. Pranks are conceived with the express intention of angering people and courting publicity.

L'Esprit de L'Escalier

Dom Joly | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Dom Joly

You might imagine that my ramblings all over the Cotswolds would be hassle free? You'd be very wrong. Just as in air travel, walking has its fair share of nuts eager to vent their anger on all and sundry.

Where Do We Go to Now?

Dom Joly | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK
Dom Joly

With the latest terrorist tragedy in Tunisia however, ordinary Brits are looking at their holiday itineraries and realising that totally "safe" destinations are becoming increasingly scarce. So I thought I might use my vast experience in these things to help out. I'll go through some options and have a look at a couple of places that you might be considering for your next break. I'll be like the Foreign Office but... better.

Travel No-Nos

Dom Joly | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Dom Joly

I was once being shown around a museum in North Korea when another member of my party- a Finn who claimed to be a priest in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monsters (look it up) took off his shoe and started banging a large gong that was by the door. We barely escaped with our lives and were chased by an angry and murderous mob for a good mile out of town.


Dom Joly | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK
Dom Joly

The news that Isis is possibly about to over-run Palmyra in Syria hit me especially hard. It feels strange to be so affected by the plight of a ruined town so far away, especially when you equate it to the hundreds of thousands of human victims of this murderous conflict but as Stalin so sensitively put it- "one death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic." Palmyra, on the other hand is a symbol- a symbol of a tolerant, multi-cultural Syria.

Katie Hopkins Sets Off Firestorm With 'How Many More Must Die?' Tweet Aimed At McCanns

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Professional antagonist Katie Hopkins has set off a social media firestorm after weighing in on the latest developments in the Madeleine McCann case. ...

Why We Must Help Syrian Refugees

Dom Joly | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK
Dom Joly

I'm just back from a couple of days in Jordan looking at the incredible work that Save the Children are doing with the Syrian refugees in the country. Jordan is a country of only six million people and, if current estimates are correct, there will be more than a million Syrians in the country by the end of this year.

PICTURES: Making A Splash

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Hollyoaks' star Jennifer Metcalfe, 'The Only Way Is Essex's' Joey Essex and Sugababe Jade Ewen are among the stars who will be taking the plunge in n...

What Cosy Christmas Garment Do Boris Johnson, Miley Cyrus And Dom Joly Have In Common?

Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Sexy Christmas underwear is officially so last year. No red satin, sequins or white fringing for festive couples in 2012 - because Christmas 2012 was ...

Is This Really The Funniest Man On Twitter?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Loaded magazine presented its annual comedy awards - the Laftas (see what they did there?) - in London yesterday. Unlike the British Comedy Awards...

Memories of Kim

Dom Joly | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Dom Joly

The moment my plane landed my phone went crazy. Kim Jong Il had died while I was in the air and, as I visited North Korea for my book The Dark Tourist two years ago, I was being asked to comment.

Velvet Vaclav

Dom Joly | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Dom Joly

What other country would have a president at a tiny rock concert with no security whatsoever and the minimum fuss being made around him?

The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Monster Hunter

Dom Joly | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Dom Joly

I'm not really sure what qualifications you need to become a monster hunter? In my case, I have none whatsoever. I have, however had a business card printed that simply reads "Dom Joly - Monster Hunter"

Facebook And Twitter Bullying 'Reaching Epidemic Levels'

Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

Bullying on social media networks is almost at “epidemic” levels says a leading charity - as police reveal complaints about sites such as Facebook...

Troll Wars

Dom Joly | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

One of the downsides of being a "celebrity" Tweeter is the preponderance of people who seem to hang about in dingy bedrooms in their dirty underwear "trolling". A troll is somebody who sends abusive tweets, often to celebrities- some are simply negative comments on a career, others are far more abusive and personal. Accepted practice is "do not feed the trolls". The general feeling is that these low-lives need the attention and that by replying or interacting with them you are giving them what they want. I beg to differ.