Category Archives: Humour

George Harrison

English musician, singer and songwriter George Harrison, was born 25 February 1943. He chieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band’s primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, “Here Comes the Sun” and …

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Stan Laurel

English comic actor, writer and film director Stan Laurel sadly died 23 February 1964 at the age of 75. He was born 16 June 1890 and is most famous for his role in the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. With his comedy partner Oliver Hardy he appeared in 107 short films, feature films and cameo …

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P.G.Wodehouse

English Novelist, humorist and lyricist, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE sadly passed away on 14th February 1975. Born 15th October 1881. His work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years and his many writings continue …

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Terry Jones (Monty Python)

British comedian, screenwriter, actor, film director and author Terry Jones was born 1 February 1942 in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay, on the north coast of Wales. The family home was named Bodchwil. His father was stationed with the RAF in India. When Jones was 4½, the family moved to Surrey in England.Jones was …

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Ade Edmondson

British comedian, actor, musician presenter and Director Ade Edmondson was born 24 January 1957 in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and attended Pocklington School, East Riding of Yorkshire from 1968 to 1975 a rather old-fashioned, all boys public school, halfway between York and Hull where his English teacher, Michael Aubrey encouraged him to pursue drama, …

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Vic Reeves

Best known as half the comedy duo Vic and Bob with Bob Mortimer, the English Comedian James Moir (Vic Reeves) was born 24 January 1959, in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire. At the age of five, he moved to Darlington, County Durham, and attended Heathfield Infants and Junior School and, Eastbourne Comprehensive in Darlington. After …

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Oliver Hardy

Best known as one half of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, the American comedian and actor Oliver Hardy was born 18th January 1892.Laurel and Hardy were one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and …

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And now for something completely different…

The Late, Great Graham Chapman would have celebrated his birthday on 8th January had he not tragically died in 1989. He started out in the 1960′s writing professionally for the BBC alongside John Cleese, initially for David Frost, but also for Marty Feldman. Chapman also contributed sketches to the BBC radio series I’m Sorry, I’ll …

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The Colour of Magic

I have recently watched the entertaining Television adaptation of the Colour of Magic again. It is based on the first two Discworld novels, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett. It follows the exploits of, a cowardly, incompetent and cynical wizard named Rincewind (David Jason) who is expelled from Unseen University …

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Spike Jones

The late, great musician and bandleader, Lindley Armstrong “Spike” Jones was born on December 14th 1911. Jones’ got his nickname from being so thin that he was compared to a railroad spike. At the age of 11 he got his first set of drums. As a teenager he played in bands that he formed himself. …

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