comedy and satire

Short, shareable and preferably cute kitty cats... that's what resonates with the social media generation. And who doesn't
What do pop stars, chocolate bars and Prime Ministers have in common? No, it's not a dodgy one liner. All three have all
This week sees the return of my comedy podcast series The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show to the British Comedy
Taking the bins out or feeding the cats is just a mundane duty to most of us, but we all know some people who do these everyday chores and receive wide recognition and rapturous applause. These people are Facebook Famous. They're the winners of the most competitive popularity contest on earth and every aspect of their life is so damn fantastic that it needs to be shared with their legions of adoring friends. But how the hell do these cocky little upstarts do it and how can you achieve similar glorification from your online acquaintances?
Since the election in the US there has been much hand wringing in the Republican establishment about what to do after their losses on November 6th. We have discovered a private memo from Karl Rove about their future plans.
Mainstream comedy is a sham. You need only flick on Mock the Week in the UK to see the soggy array of so called 'talent' that adorns our screens each week to find proof. Safe, boring, reverent comedy, that glamorises the most mundane irrelevancies of our lives
A logical step for a lot of open-mic comedians who are frustrated with a lack of opportunities is to start up their own night, especially in London.
This will be focusing on life after the cameras stopped rolling on some of the worlds most popular films. What happened next
I have come to the conclusion that the humble sandwich needs to be dispatched to the annals of history to join the like of bloodletting, witch burning and powdered wig wearing - a good idea at the time, but let's move on.
James Moran's job is to watch films so you don't have to - and he doesn't even watch them, so everyone's happy. This week, he uses his no-compromises, no-facts approach to preview some upcoming releases for 2012.