It’s not every day that I arrange to meet someone I’ve never met before in our tour bus in a deserted car park in mid-Wales. But it’s not everyday that I’m at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival in Wales having being … read more
As soon as I woke this morning I said “Good morning, December”, quickly followed by “You’re the travelator to Christmas.”
November’s only been gone for a few hours, but there’s no doubt that things are getting festive. Across the land … read more
Last Saturday I had a nightmare in which I dreamt that my body was rigid and my skin was burning. I woke with a start, unable to move because of a ‘ticcing fit’, with a strange prickling sensation … read more
Earlier this week I found myself sitting on an armchair made of newspapers, being shunted onto a stage to meet comedian Russell Howard.
This might sound like a weird dream, or one of my tics, but actually it’s entirely true. … read more
For the first time in a long time I feel optimistic about a political event. A thoughtful, principled politician, who, as an MP, has worked tirelessly for social justice for over three decades, has just been announced as the new … read more
When I was about twenty my flatmate, Laura, read a book called ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ by neurologist and writer Dr Oliver Sacks. When she finished it she suggested I should … read more
A couple of months ago I wrote about Will’s accessible toilet celebrity encounter. I’d rushed to use the loo at the Royal Court Theatre, oblivious of who’d just emerged from it, and Will told me later that it was … read more
I’ve spent the last week at the Royal Court Theatre taking part in a writing group. Having the time to think and talk about writing in depth with other writers has been brilliant.
Will’s been supporting and he seems to … read more
Election campaigning is in full swing here in the UK as we speed towards polling day on May 7th. In the last few days lots of the main political parties have been launching their manifestos. They’ve been all over the … read more
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been all over Twitter today after it emerged that he may have punched one of the show’s producers in the face. Leftwing Idiot and I were talking about it for a while earlier and … read more