British comedian Mel Smith, who became a household name for a series of television sketch shows in the 1970s and 80s which colleagues said had inspired a generation of comics, has died of a heart attack, his agent said overnight (NZ time). Smith, who died yesterday (NZ time) aged 60, found fame starring in hugely popular shows Not The Nine O’clock News and Alas Smith and Jones and went on to direct the films Bean and The Tall Guy.
A couple of weeks ago deliberately douchey comedian Russell Brand appeared on American cable news show Morning Joe in a segment so excruciating, it had no option other than to go viral. You know an interview can’t turn out well when the host, Mika Brzezinski, introduces the guest by admitting she has no idea who he is.
Please allow us to map this out for you as it’s a little surreal.
Comedian Stephen Fry feels sad and lonely, but with the help of a psychiatrist and a “pharmaceutical regime” is keeping on top of the feelings that led him to attempt suicide last year. Writing on his website, Fry said he thought his mental health was now better than it had ever been, but he could still be forlorn, unhappy and lonely.
Katy Perry ‘goes there’ with Vogue about two of her high-profile relationships, as the magazine’s July cover story.
Australian radio presenter Dee Dee Dunleavy has triggered outrage on social media by penning a blog post implying women should boycott British celebrity Nigella Lawson’s books until she “makes a stand on domestic violence”.
We are excited to premiere the video for The Phoenix Foundation’s latest single Thames Soup. Directed by Luke Savage, the clip features British comedian and musician Jim Tavare, who played Tom the Inkeeper in Harry Potter
We are excited to premiere the video for The Phoenix Foundation’s latest single Thames Soup. Directed by Luke Savage, the clip features British comedian and musician Jim Tavare, who played Tom the Inkeeper in Harry Potter.
Comedian and illustrator Craig Mahoney has touched the internet’s heart. And it’s a shock to him because he’s a guy who thought he was known for crude jokes about genitals