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John Fleming’s blog: human interest, humour, humor, comedy blog featuring eccentricity, performance, movies and occasionally a few tears

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“Variety is Back and it’s Slightly Fat…”thejohnfleming

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:03:59 +0000

“It is a marketing nightmare,” Slightly Fat Features originator Goronwy Thomas aka Goronwy Thom told me. Wednesday to Saturday this coming week, Slightly Fat Features are back at the Leicester Square Theatre in London with The Slightly Fat Show. Six shows … Continue reading (image)

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Phil Jarvis of Consignia: “Surrealism has taken over. It’s gone mainstream.”thejohnfleming

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:03:56 +0000

Pay attention now. Concentrate. Last Sunday, I went to Lottie Bowater’s Depresstival event at The Others venue in Stoke Newington to chat to Phil Jarvis of Consignia about a gig they are performing this coming Sunday at the Bill Murray … Continue reading (image)

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PR Max Clifford and celebrities’ secretsthejohnfleming

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:36:47 +0000

‘Disgraced PR man’ Max Clifford died in prison yesterday, serving a sentence for sex crimes. But I doubt if we have heard the last of him, because people can tell their stories now. And there is a risk he himself … Continue reading (image)

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OH YES IT IS ! – Matt Roper + the first pantomime in New York for 100 yearsthejohnfleming

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:08:17 +0000

“So,” I said to British performer Matt Roper in New York, “Have you ever done a pantomime before?” We were speaking via FaceTime, obviously. “Years ago,” he told me, “as a 20-year-old I was in Mother Goose at the Theatre Royal, … Continue reading (image)

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Simple explanation of the Irish problemthejohnfleming

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:03:47 +0000

With all the hassle over Brexit and the Irish border, I think it would be wise to bear in mind these two simple explanations of the British Isles, taken from 1066 and All That: “The Scots (originally Irish, but by now … Continue reading (image)

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Award-winning Becky Fury WON’T tell me things but WILL give you a discountthejohnfleming

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:33:08 +0000

Someone said to me the other week: “Becky Fury seems to know everybody.” I had to agree. The last time I went to see the increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award winner’s Democratik Republik of Kabaret evening, her audience included … Continue reading (image)

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Kate Copstick: Tribal cleansing in Kenya continues stealthily – still unreportedthejohnfleming

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:14:07 +0000

In yesterday’s blog, I ran three edited extracts from journalist Kate Copstick‘s diary. She is currently working with her Mama Biashara charity in Kenya. The story continues in these edited extracts from her diary, which she has been posting on her … Continue reading (image)

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Kate Copstick in Kenya: “There is an odd failure to report this in the papers.”thejohnfleming

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 10:54:57 +0000

Journalist Kate Copstick is currently in Kenya working with her Mama Biashara charity, which gives small sums of money and advice to poor people so they can set up their own small, self-sustaining businesses which will allow them to help … Continue reading (image)

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Uncategorisable act Worbey & Farrell won’t be playing the Edinburgh Fringethejohnfleming

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:18:51 +0000

Steven Worbey and Kevin Farrell met while studying at the Royal College of Music. They formed their Katzenjammer act in 2003. Their ‘hook’ was that they play the same piano simultaneously – a ‘four hands, one piano’ musical act. Their … Continue reading (image)

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With other comedy clubs closing, a new one opens in maybe an ideal location…thejohnfleming

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:00:37 +0000

I live in Borehamwood which is on the north west edge of London, just inside the M25, London’s outer orbital road. This is relevant. I moved here because of the easy access. It is close to and betwixt three motorways – … Continue reading (image)

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