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|Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:15 pm Post subject: 'If I'm your comedy hero you haven't seen enough comedy'
|WTF: Weekly Trivia File
|‘I loathe hecklers. I haven't got a good syllable to say about hecklers.’ Billy Connolly
The Daily Telegraph likes to bash the BBC, but it seems a bit much to blame them for Tim Minchin song’s being axed from the Jonathan Ross Show – on ITV. The newspaper published this Tweet this morning, apparently unaware that Ross moved from the corporation a couple of years back. There was the odd small mention in the newspapers at the time...
Meanwhile, Jonathan Ross has sided with Minchin, writing on his Twitter page: ‘Really gutted that the brilliant Tim Minchin song has been cut from my show. Decision was out of my hands.’
Ruth Jones and Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t exactly hit it off when they first met. ‘I got a part in the 1996 film Emma in which Gwyneth was playing the lead,’ the Gavin & Stacey star said. ‘I asked her if, with a name like Gwyneth, she had any Welsh connections. She wasn’t terribly friendly. I thought, “Where I come from, it’s an old ladies’ name anyway!’”
True to their raison d’etre, Funny Women were vexed by the Imagine specials on comedy this week. ‘It’s a great programme Imagine on BBC1 now about the Art of Comedy but really hope that more women to feature, like the Jews & Irish,’ they tweeted. Followed moments later by: ‘Oops now we have @sarahsilverman... But she's a Jew so that's allowed!’
Hope the comedy turned out better than the rapping:
RANDOM ALAN DAVIES FESTIVE SPECIAL
‘If I'm your comedy hero you haven't seen enough comedy.’ Alan Davies
Qantas have refused to apologise to Alan Davies over his claim that an air steward told him to ‘fuck off’ when he and his two-year-old daughter used a first class toilet. The comic complained to the airline’s customer services department and has now received a reply, which – despite all the publicity the story received – did not directly address the allegation of harassment, but said: ‘Our staff concur that the situation arose as a result of your use of the First Class facilities to entertain your child and your refusal to vacate the facilities when first asked to do so.’ Davies tweeted today: ‘Their customer care dept have told me it was all my fault. No mention of the steward saying f*^~ off and... that's it. #Qantas itself appears to be telling me to f off. They're taking no action. I was in the wrong toilet so the steward can tell me to f off...’ He posted his complaint and Qantas’s reply on the Lonely Planet blog.
Alan Davies only got his job on QI because he starred in the Abbey National adverts ... which were directed by QI creator John Lloyd.
This is quite a project... Futurama’s New New York recreated in Lego:And there are more pictures on Flickr.
James Corden spent last night partying with Prince Harry and David Beckham at the Arts Club in Mayfair.
Tweets Of The WeekBob Mortimer (@ RealBobMortimer ): Chris Rea just drove past me.. Wonder where he's going?Steve Death (@ Its_Death ): Vanilla Ice bought his mum a copy of Microsoft Office for Christmas. Word to his mother.Adam Robinson (@ Robbo_A ): I'm considering giving up spray deodorant in the New Year. Roll on 2012.
SOURCES: BBC One’s Imagine, Twitter, Twitter, Readers Digest, Twitter, YouTube, Twitter, Twitter, BBC Two, YouTube, The Sun,Twitter
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