DVD Derek reviews…

I visited the video store to hire…well…something different.  I ended up getting a Simon Pegg DVD. I quite like his films, although “Fear of Everything” was not his best. It has the style of an old Ealing Comedy, but without the quality script. It tried to cover too much ground – neurosis, psychiatry, pathos, family tragedy, … [Read the full story]

Faking it: World Air Sex Championships

Forget air guitar, here’s the World Air Sex Championships, the salacious sport which makes even Miley Cyrus twerking look tame, sees contestants romp their way through the show simulating sex in front of a live audience. To impress the judges, eager men or women have to act out a full sexual experience with an invisible … [Read the full story]

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]

Ronnie Barkers son is left millions by his mum…but he’s still hiding from the cops

The fugitive son of comedy legend Ronnie Barker has been left $3.5 million in his mum’s will…despite being on the run over child porn allegations. Shamed Adam Barker, 43, has been in hiding since 2004 when he jumped police bail after being arrested over possession of 1,200 indecent images of children. Records just released can … [Read the full story]

Ruby Wax and Judith Owen both slept with Mr Burns…are they Losing It?

She was the brash, bullying queen of comedy who made a career out of being rude. So who would be brave or stupid enough to share a stage with Ruby Wax? The U.S. star’s new show, Ruby Wax: Losing It, is an account of the comedienne’s battle to admit and overcome bipolar disorder. It was … [Read the full story]