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Paul Entwistle: Karen from Chelmsford

‘A friend of mine is an architect and she’s designed a series of apartments where the ceilings are all only 5ft 2in tall. It’s a Napoleon complex.’ Tenuous. Before we get started on this weeks thrilling instalment, I just want to say thank you for all the letters and emails I’ve been receiving. Please do [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Bennett Arron: The Funniest Thing

We caught up with author, script writer, comedian, documentary maker, teacher and identity fraud expert, Bennett Arron. Bennett is teaching Sitcom and Comedy Writing on the 25 of March in London. The funniest film I've ever seen ​I remember the first film that made me laugh out loud (before LOL had even been invented) was AIRPLANE. [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Play Some Neil Diamond

​‘Whats the difference between a date and a prune? There’s no chance of a shag at the end of a prune.’ Thank you, I’m here all week. Try the scampi, etc, etc. So I mentioned in last weeks post that I’d been planning to write a new set this month. This finally got its first [...]

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sr. Martinette Rivers: Prayer and Laughter

​​As is usually the case with the Bible, there is irony in the fire. Before ever a word passes Jesus' lips, he is teaching, in fact, communicating the heart of the faith to his followers with a smile on his face. He puts a little joy in their lives, because its only he who can [...]

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: Comedy Writing for Beginners 

​‘I went to have my tea leaves read by a fortune teller and she told me I was going to go on a long journey to Egypt. Turns out I’d just used pyramid tea bags.’ Comedy gold I’m sure you’ll agree Ladies and Gentlemen. So it’s been a bit of a slow start to the [...]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Game of Thrones: Most Jokes Are Lies

​Game of Thrones, season 4. The Red Woman, Lady Melisandre is having a bath and the queen, Selyse Baratheon, walks in surprised and apologetic. Melisandre: When I looked at the flames this morning, the Lord spoke to me. He said, tonight you will have your last good bath in a long while. Make it count. [...]

January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: The Open Mic Circuit

The starting point for most people getting into performing stand up comedy is the Open Mic circuit. Now before I started doing stand-up comedy I had no idea that such a thing as an open mic circuit even existed. Yet, much like my wife's affair it’s apparently been going on quite happily without my knowledge [...]

January 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: Dad and the Mysterious Case of Roof-Rabits

Dad had a stroke a couple of years ago, since which time he has been able to ‘see things’. It’s not exactly the Sixth Sense (as in the film), although it does sound grisly when he tells me “I can see severed heads” floating around or even shouting at him. When this phenomenon began he [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Made On

I am driving along a familiar road, admiring the dark wintry trees lining the way and following a small white car which is not going very fast. Suddenly I have the premonition of an accident, so I pull back and follow more slowly. Half a mile later the little white car pulls into the right [...]

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Paul Entwistle: How to Get Started in Stand-Up Comedy 

And so it begins...  I lost my job at the Muller Yoghurt factory. Well they said I was cutting corners. That was the first joke I told at the very first stand up gig I ever did. I know it’s not exactly Woody Allen but it got a few chuckles and I was off! Like [...]

January 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments