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Samantha Baines is an award-winning British actress trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In 2013 Samantha hit our screens as Steph in Lee Nelson's Well Funny People on BBC3 and in 2014 we will see her in CBBC comedy Hank Zipzer co-written by Henry Winkler. But she doesn't just act funny! Samantha is also a stand-up comedian of some regard and one third of all female sketch group Vinegar who were finalists in the NATYS 2014. She writes a bit too.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Guilty For Having A Cleaner

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (17:48)

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There is nothing wrong with employing a cleaner (as long as you pay them properly and they are not cleaning against their will). As modern people we very often feel like we...

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11 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Spoilers

(1) Comments | Posted 12 December 2014 | (12:51)

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Excited about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies? Want the inside scoop on the 11 scenes that are so mind-blowing that you will have to watch them again and again and then probably once more to...

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Three Reasons Everyone Is Talking About That Tony Blair Christmas Card

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2014 | (13:02)

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It's been trending on twitter, it's provoked speculation and news articles across the UK: it's none other than Tony and Cherie Blair's 2014 Christmas card! You may have thought personalised photos on festive cards were a thing of...

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Why Wearing Pyjamas All Day Is Fine...

(1) Comments | Posted 20 November 2014 | (17:01)

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Ever gone to your front door to collect a package and had the postman/woman make a pithy comment about the fact you are still in your pyjamas at 3pm? Alternatively, they do...

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The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2014 | (16:34)

Brian Cox at Science Foo Camp
Photo by Bob Lee, via Wikimedia Commons

Brian Cox,
Superhero alias: SuperCox!
Hero of the Physics world.

SuperCox has just returned from battling some ignorant people on Radio...

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New to Stand-up Comedy? Here Are Six Beginner's Tips

(1) Comments | Posted 17 September 2014 | (01:00)

Now, I by no means think that I am the Dalai Llama of comedy; sitting on a mountain and dishing out comedy wisdom but I thought this might help anyone thinking of stepping into the intimidating world of standing up. I have been acting funny for five years and doing...

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival: A Performer's Guide

(0) Comments | Posted 2 August 2014 | (01:00)


It's here! That crazy month where tons of creative, funny and just down right weird performers (myself included) flock to Scotland for a month of drinking, flyering and probably some performing. This shall be my sixth Edinburgh so it's about time...

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Six Ways to Survive the World Cup If You Couldn't Care Less...

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2014 | (23:48)

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I am sorry to break it to you, but the World Cup is currently happening to us. Yes, a whole month during which everyone suddenly becomes violently obsessed with football. There are the...

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Why Are There No Female Comics in the V Festival Line-Up?

(28) Comments | Posted 26 May 2014 | (01:00)


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So, there are absolutely no women in the V Festival comedy line-up. Not one, in a list of just under 30 comedians! Surely this is craziness. In a year when the BBC have announced there will...

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Next for ITV: Dancing On ... Other Elements?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 April 2014 | (22:09)

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It's been a hard few weeks dealing with the fact that Dancing on Ice has truly come to an end. I am now finally able to speak about it and I...

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15 Reasons You Are Sooo 21st Century...

(7) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (00:00)

Yes it's properly the 21st century! You've had almost 14 years to get used it now but have you fully embraced it? Take a look at the top 15 reasons you are soooo 21st Century...

1. You can watch TV whilst on twitter and you insist that you still understand...

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