Don’t jump off the roof, mum!

When I was young comedy was king. TV and films were a riot of slapstick and rude humour. Laurel and Hardy were masters, and on the stage comedians like Max Miller could cause a riot with his speedy quips. Norman Wisdom held audiences in the palm of his hand both on screen and on radio … [Read the full story]

Ben Elton tries too hard to be Australian

Ben Elton did his first “live from Planet Earth” on channel 9 last night. He started out with his usual witty and very true perceptions of Australia’s politicians. And they were funny. But Ben, you tried too hard to be Australian, and unfortunately, a lot of your ‘bits’ (ooh-er) came across being ever so slightly … [Read the full story]