Tiernan Douieb
Comedian, writer and occasional mixer of herbal tea bags, in the last year Tiernan has embarked on a more political brand of comedy. His solo Edinburgh show in 2011 'Tiernan Douieb vs The World' (which you can watch here: http://bit.ly/yxdzhA) received rave reviews and he has spent the last year gigging at various marches & demos including the Occupy LSX camp, the TUC March and Westminster Bridge for the Save The NHS protest.

Entries by Tiernan Douieb

If Anything These Impoverished MPs Just Don't Earn Enough

(12) Comments | Posted 3 July 2013 | (00:00)

You have to feel sorry for MPs don't you? I mean there they are, struggling away on their £66,000 salaries, barely able to make ends meet, constantly working for our country while 'scroungers' and 'shirkers' just sit around watching the world waste away at their nine-to-five, or even longer day...

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Iain Duncan Smith, In An Ideal World...

(23) Comments | Posted 1 April 2013 | (19:14)

"Hope this reforms your face," the note attached to the brick said. This was the fourth one today and probably the 30th this week. Not that Iain was counting, but they were really starting to stack up in the kitchen of the small one-bedroomed flat. If he thought he could...

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My Partly Political Broadcast

(0) Comments | Posted 15 February 2013 | (16:35)

I haven't written any political type blogs on the Huff Post for a little while. The reason for this is because my tiny brain can only spurt out so much parliamentary based commentary and lately I've been using it for this. Partly Political Broadcast is a new, hopefully weekly project...

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The Party for People Who Hate People

(15) Comments | Posted 3 January 2013 | (23:00)

The fat, thin, elderly, young, weak, poor, sick, those with or without pets and anyone who reads anything, particularly facts, are the "root of all problems", said someone in Parliament somewhere today. The government announced that these would be the targets of their new policies to lower the debt or...

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The BBC's Crisis Isn't One Of Trust

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2012 | (23:55)

Watching all the news on the 'BBC Crisis' these last few days, the famous philosopher Bart Simpson comes to mind when he poetically stated on 'Deep Deep Trouble' that 'You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.' Its an incredible state of affairs for an...

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A Guide to the John Lewis Christmassacre Advert

(1) Comments | Posted 11 November 2012 | (23:02)

Ever since John Lewis released their Always A Woman advert in 2010, a story of a girl with a severe ageing disease who gets pregnant opening a fridge, they have become known for their emotionally charged filmic ways of making viewers think that they actually care about your...

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Romney's No Laughing Matter

(0) Comments | Posted 2 November 2012 | (14:19)

I keep telling audiences that the only thing that makes me feel better about the UK's government is watching the ridiculous state of the US election. While this is in some way true, it's hard to see positives in something that could end quite so badly. Sure, as a comedian,...

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Boo to George Osbooooooorne!

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2012 | (22:42)

I won't lie. I was starting to give up on humanity. I was feeling generally miserable about recent reports of record amounts of melting ice in the Arctic, Mitt Romney's eternally moronic campaign in the US and our current situation of ever rising economic destruction and damning of human rights...

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The Long Lost Golden Era Of Comedy

(19) Comments | Posted 24 August 2012 | (00:00)

I'm not one to harp on about how I don't understand the youth very often. That's not least because I grew up in the 80s and 90s where shell suits and bumbags were popular - something which I would never expect anyone ever to understand. So aside from getting confused...

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The Government Are Gold™ Medal™ Winning Spoilsports

(3) Comments | Posted 8 August 2012 | (19:24)

'We must end this something for nothing culture' said David Cameron, albeit paraphrased heavily 'which is why all teachers should give up their free time to teach sports in schools.' The Conservatives have excelled in being the worst kind of spoilsports by actually spoiling sports. Quite an incredible...

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George Gideon Osborne: Profile of a World Class Debt Increaser

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2012 | (15:01)

In the early moments of this morning it all became clear that we had a champion at the helm. After months and months of worry, indications that he may not carry it off, and general concern that after everything he's done, everything he's put himself and the country though, that...

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Don't Forget It's Your Olympics™

(67) Comments | Posted 17 July 2012 | (00:00)

Dear Londoners™ the UK,

Your Olympics™ start in just a few days and we hope that you're excited! They are your Olympics™ that have cost you £2.5bn£9bn £11.7bn possibly £24bn of your money, that's 38p per household, that you really need in these times of austerity but...

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Workers and Shirkers

(1) Comments | Posted 11 July 2012 | (14:30)

'We back the workers, they back the shirkers' retorted Cameron today in a Prime Minister's Questions that became so vicious that at one point the Conservative MP Ann Marie Morris shouted so hard she appeared to break her own arm. Ok, so it may have been...

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Iain Duncan Smith - BAFTA Winning Character Comedian

(4) Comments | Posted 19 June 2012 | (12:34)

I'm not going to pretend to even begin to understand quantum physics, but sometimes I like to dwell on the idea of parallel universes and all the possibilities that they might hold. Somewhere out there is a world where the dinosaurs didn't die out and Jurassic Park is...

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Was Unpaid Jubilee Work Experience Good For The Soul?

(12) Comments | Posted 7 June 2012 | (20:42)

Its been two days since the Jubilee Eternity, sorry, weekend finally finished and I think its safe to say in retrospect, everyone had a really great time. Especially those who got hypothermia, anyone who tried to get transport and all those who hungered for any other...

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Conservatives Say the Funniest Things

(3) Comments | Posted 30 May 2012 | (14:47)

People are bonkers. I know this. I witness it on a daily basis and have learnt in recent years that 'normal' is not something that happens in humanity. From the man at the supermarket last night who sniffed all his tomatoes individually before giving them to the cashier, to the...

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Why the Public Sector are Right to Strike

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2012 | (19:59)

Depending on what you've read, either 150,000 or 400,000 public sector workers have been on strike today (for all those reading this in the future, I'm writing on 10th May. If you're reading it as I'm writing, how did you get into my house?). The discrepancy in numbers is something...

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I Vote for Voting

(4) Comments | Posted 2 May 2012 | (16:55)

By the time this blog is online, the UK will be in the midst of a very important day of voting. For the first time in years the current polls show that Labour are currently 41% to the Conservatives 32% while the Lib Dems check their stock of white flags...

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Why Boris Mustn't Be the Clown Mayor of London

(5) Comments | Posted 25 April 2012 | (11:13)

I've always had a slight fear of clowns. The terrifying need to hide behind ridiculous gestures and make-up combined with the efforts of the clown from Stephen King's IT have left me with a level of distrust for the inanely grinning performers. I'm left wondering what it is...

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The Many Meanings of 'National'

(0) Comments | Posted 11 April 2012 | (14:18)

I got sent an email yesterday. Woo yeah, big man huh? Getting an email like a flashy show off yeah? Yes, I realise its a moot first sentence, as I get emails everyday (more showing off) and the large majority of them have little to no relevance to your lives,...

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