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John Cleese Wins Comedy Audio Prize

John Cleese’s has won an International Radio Program Award. He won the award for the audio book of his memoirs So Anyway. It was released in 2014 but the audio book only came out in November 2016. Radio 4 has just finished airing a comedy show based on the recordings, John Cleese …

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Celebrate Pride With Al Porter

We can’t celebrate Pride in Ireland with out giving a shout out to one of our favourite gay comedians, Al Porter.  This man has become a household name now in Ireland and only good things can be said. Currently he is hosting the lunchtime show on Today FM on 12 …

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BGT Daliso Chaponda to make Radio 4 comedy series

The hilarious Daliso Chaponda has already landed a comedy show on BBC Radio 4. The comedian had an impressive first audition on Britain’s Got Talent  sending him straight the live stages with the Golden Buzzer. He came third place on the talent show but he wasn’t standing around with his arms folded …

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Billy Connolly Becomes Sir Big Yin

At the age of 75 Billy Connolly has been given a British knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.  In 2003, he was presented with a Bafta Lifetime Achievement Award and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and in 2010, he was given the highest honour Glasgow could bestow …

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An Irish Version Of ‘Saturday Night Live’!

The makers of Gogglebox are attempting an Irish version of Saturday Night Live.  We talk a lot about Saturday Night Live here on Grintage. It is one of the best long running comedy shows out there, producing quality current sketches week after week. It has been on the go since …

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100 Years Since Dean Martin Was Born

On 17 Jun 1917 Dean Martin, The King of Cool, was born. He was a popular American stage, film and television singer, actor and comedian. He was also a member of the Rat Pack. Dean Martin was known for his seemingly effortless charisma and performances. Well known for his comedy partnership with …

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The GIF Is Over Thirty Years Old!

What was the first ever GIF? How is it pronounced and what are the most popular? On June 15, 1987 the GIF was created by CompuServe developers as a way to compress images with minimal data loss. It stands for Graphical Interchange Format. Now thats the boring facts over with.. The GIF has …

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Oh My God What A Complete Aisling The Novel

This could be the Irish comedy book of the year! You may have heard of the very popular Facebook page Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling. This is a page that consists mostly of the culchie folk in Ireland. It started off the phrase ‘what a complete Aisling’ and is where …

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Comedy Reactions To James Comey’s Testimony

Here is some of the best bits from late-night talk shows after the Comey testimony.   The Daily Show – Trevor Noah “I mean, today’s hearing was cool and everything,” Trevor Noah said “but basically, it was like listening to a clean version of a hip-hop song. It felt like we …

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