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Best Comedy Books To Read This Summer 2017

We have compiled a list of comedy books for you to read this summer.  It’s summer. We have had some great sunny weather funny so far. Make the most of it and sit out in the sun and relax with a good funny book. This list features celebrity memoirs, fiction, …

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Harry Potter Comedy Virals on 20th Birthday

20 years ago, on June 26th 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, was published in the UK. It wasn’t published in the USA until September 1998 with the new name of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. We can’t mention Harry Potter without bringing up Potter Puppet …

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Jim Carrey searches for Elvis

To mark Elvis Presley’s last ever live concert 40 years ago today (26 Jun 1977) watch two legends of American comedy exploring the No.1 legend of American music.  The video below is the last song he ever performed in front of a live audience  in the city of Indianapolis (Indiana) USA. …

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Top 10 Comics To Watch in 2017

 Variety Magazine’s Top 10 comics to watch in 2017 includes no Irish/UK talent.  Well it is for North America and that really explains why not. But we here in grintageland were wondering does a list exist this side of the world? The Top 10 is published to coincide with the …

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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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