MY Outlander Review – Unchartered

Claire in Survival Mode, Comedy Gold from an Eccentric Priest and the Eye-Opening Side-Effects of Eating Turtle Soup. Contains SPOILERS. This week’s episode showcases what a capable, tough cookie Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is while giving us an insight into Claire’s feelings for Jamie (Sam Heughan). By far the less demonstrative half of the couple, this […]

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Why There’s No Satisfaction in Comedy

There’s a cartoon by comedian Damian Clark which pinpoints perfectly how comedians tend to look at things. First, he shows what the audience looks like from the stage when the gig is going well. Here the frame is full of a sea of laughing faces. Underneath this drawing is what the comic sees – every […]

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MY Comic Life – Always Younger, Cakes & Fame

As I am, by far, my favourite subject to wax lyrical about, I’ve clearly been busy if I haven’t had the time to write another MY Comic Life since April. After all, the whole point of MY Comic Life blogs – besides being a means of giving readers an insight into the life of a […]

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MY Comic Life – Why a Comic’s Life is Never Dull

Since my last MY Comic Life, I’ve turned 38 yet again. (For those of you unaware of this phenomenon, it turns out I’ve been 38 for most of this century). My very Scottish father treated both me and my brother to a birthday meal while pointing out “that it’s a good thing you only have […]

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The 10 Tell-Tale Signs You Are Middle-Aged

Obviously you could just look in a mirror. However, I am one of those few women who actually think they look younger and thinner than they are. When I see myself in photos or videos, I just assume there must be something wrong with the camera. (This is despite the fact that common sense dictates […]

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The 10 Tell-Tale Signs You Are British

Now that Brexit is upon us, perhaps it’s time to check how British you really are. Alternatively, if you’re an EU national, here’s a chance to see how well you’ve integrated into the British way of thinking. The 10 Tell-Tale Signs You Are British Whenever you enter a hotel room for the first time, you […]

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10 Things Not to Say to a Stand Up Comedian

This list is not exhaustive by any means but here are some common topics to avoid when talking to a stand up comedian. On no account tell us a joke. It’s bound to be one that’s been doing the rounds for years; we – along with everyone else – will have heard it before; it’s […]

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MY Comic Life – Mugger Destroying Mothers, Proud Scottish Fathers, Delusion & Outlander

In comedy you tend to exaggerate for comedic effect. However, when it comes to my parents, if anything, I underplay it. If I saw my father and mother depicted on TV, I’d roll my eyes and think it a terrible, clichéd portrayal of a pair of Scots. I then would have to do a double […]

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Great (and cheap) night out

Great (and cheap!) night out with good atmosphere in central London

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Brilliant

Brilliant Maureen Younger and Rosie Wilby at April MY Comedy – packed Retro Bar as always. Really lovely evening

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