Posts Tagged ‘such small portions’

THIS ARTICLE has a whiff of self-flagellation about it. It’s a public dressing down of myself, in front of you, the reader (all three of you) to purge myself of the incredible lack of activity on this blog in the past few months.

Blogging, as nearly anyone can tell you, is something that all aspiring journalists should be doing. Regularly. If Roger Ebert, the timeless Chicago Sun-Times film critic can tweet at 69, it shouldn’t be a task for me to stick up a post of note a few times a week. I mean, jesus, my mum is now on Facebook. There’s no excuse, besides the fact I really like drinking and watching crap TV when I’m not working, and that doesn’t leave much time for sober/intelligent/measured writing. (more…)


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THIS IS an actual piece of real journalism that I did. Quite incredible. I met with, asked questions to AND even got answers from a proper, like, well-famous comedian. I know, I’m reeling too.

A link to the published version of this article can be found here.

A few weeks ago a Guardian article by Brian Logan caused what could be considered to be ‘quite a fuss’ in the comedy world.

His article, ‘The new offenders of comedy’ accused Scott Capurro, along with Australian Brendan Burns, Richard Herring and Jim Jefferies specifically of creating the new offensive comedy movement by using provocative material in their shows.

The resounding uproar saw Logan chastised for what some consider a slanderous misrepresentation of the truth for pure journalistic benefit, but, while Herring et al rushed to protect their reputations the one man who was most viciously attacked for his outrageous style has stayed quiet. Until now… (more…)

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Quick link to the Such Small Portions’ Greenwich Comedy Festival reviews. Stand-up stars such as Russell Howard, Hans Teeuwen, Mark Watson and Lucy Porter played the event which was held in a giant marquis by the Old Royal Navy College.

Here’s what the college looks like when the marquis, comedians and beer tent aren’t there:


SSP is relaunching – possibly as soon as next month so check back here for further info.

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