To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the original radio broadcasts of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the British Library are hosting a whole day of events. Stand Up for Towel Day will be there, with Steve Cross, Cerys Bradley, The Underground Clown Club, Declan Kennedy, Jonathan Hearn and The Story Beast all performing homagesContinue reading “Stand Up for Towel Day at the British Library”
42 years ago tomorrow (Wednesday, 8th March, 1978), a radio series called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was launched on BBC Radio 4 at 10.30pm.
Earlier this year, Simon Watt and I recorded an episode of our podcast, Level Up Human, live at the Barbican in association with The Physiological Society. This episode was recorded with expert guests, marine biologist, writer and documentary maker, Helen Scales and KCL professor of developmental neurobiology, Robert Hindges. Episode summary First we look atContinue reading “Live at the Barbican – new Level Up Human episode”
Last year I went along to Backyard Comedy club for a short talk about the BBC pips. Anyone who’s ever listened to BBC Radio 4 will be familiar with these six little bursts of noise, but where did they come from, and what do they mean? With thanks to the Boring Conference for commissioning thisContinue reading “Pip pip pip pip pip piiiip!”
Tooting’s favourite comedy club is back with a delicious line up on November 21st! HEADLINING: Tania Edwards Tania Edwards is an award-winning stand-up comedian and writer. She is a member of The Cutting Edge Team at The Comedy Store. Credits include Stand Up For The Week, Twit of the Year (Channel 4), Mock the Week,Continue reading “Comedy at the Wheatsheaf returns on Thursday 21st November with Tania Edwards!”
In June we took the Level Up Human podcast to Manchester for Bluedot Festival’s Microdot 001. A day of science, music and cosmic-culture for all the family at Hatch on Oxford Road.
My podcast, Level Up Human, is back for a brand new series! The first series of the podcast was supported by the Wellcome Trust. This time we are working with the Physiological Society. We have a residency at the Barbican in London, and we’ve just launched the first episode of the new series. Click hereContinue reading “Level Up Human series 2 is here!”
Very excited that my comedy club has another gig coming up, on October 17th. We have the ‘ebullient’ Harriet Kemsley opening for us. The Scotsman described Harriet’s act as bursting onto the stage with a ‘ridiculous amount of fizz.’ Headlining is Steve Best, a visual genius who will keep you guessing until the end withContinue reading “Comedy at the Wheatsheaf is back on October 17th”
First of all, forget new ideas. There aren’t any. See through toaster? Already exists. Dusting drones? Done. DIY bath milk? What are you even talking about Harriet, that’s not a thing. Oh alright then, it is. Whatever you come up with, it won’t be new. New is just old + old smooshed into a ball.Continue reading “How to come up with ‘new’ ideas”
We’ve had a great run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – here’s a review we received from DIVA magazine, which we’re delighted to add to the lovely one we got from Bi Community News last week! FRINGE REVIEW: The Unfortunate Bisexual