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Matt Smith on Radio 2 Today!

Doctor Who and Matt Smith fans should be prepared to tune into BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday THIS afternoon when the Eleventh Doctor actor will be appearing on the Steve Wright show! According to BBC listings, meanwhile, co-star Karen Gillan is also expected in the studio to accompany her Time Lord. At present we don’t…

Fish-Slapping Tennant: Live!

If you ever felt annoyed by David Tennant’s boyish good looks, his Christmas 2009 ubiquity or his honest charm, this video should suit you down to the ground – he gets slapped, with a fish! David Tennant appeared once again this morning on the Christian O’Connell show on Absolute Radio, providing travel news bulletins for…

The Ministry of Silly Games

Following last week’s news of the arrival on Facebook of some interesting Monty Python games, The Ministry of Silly Games has been launched! On Thursday two of British comedy’s leading lights took to the Tower Bridge yesterday to unveil The Ministry of Silly Games – the first new Monty Python videogame for 13 years. It…

The Inner Basil

[singlepic=11,320,240,,right]If art imitates life and vice versa, then surely we are allowed to integrate some parts of our leisure into our daily lives, and in more ways then just putting a low resolution copy of Van Gogh’s Starry Night onto our mobile for wallpaper. I suppose we all take some facet of ourselves from what…

Are they the greatest?

At long last, the page you’ve been waiting for! The original version of Quintessential Comedy featured the first in a series of articles and essays about comedy. Kicking it off was a piece on Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which finally (!) I’ve reproduced here… [singlepic=56,320,240,,right]Dipping back to the past, remembering the things we saw and…

Commercial Breakdown Returns…

[singlepic=50,320,240,,right]Flatfaced moonman and quickfire comedy expert Jimmy Carr is set to star in a new BBC series of Commercial Breakdown. Aha – the comedy graveyard beckons, eh Carr? If you have never caught a Commercial Breakdown (previous recipients of its unique career-damaging magic are Jasper Carrott and Jo Brand) then you’re very lucky. It claims…

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