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Rant: Monthly Dee-Lights (6/22)

Just a note of some of the funnest content I consumed last month (in no particular order): – Vulture crunched the numbers, and calculated how much screen-time each SNL cast member received during the 47th season, as well as how … Continue reading

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Délicieux!

Although Jennifer Saunders didn’t actually mention the sitcom Let Them Eat Cake (1999) in her memoir Bonkers, reading it did inspire me to finally get around to buying this series on DVD, as part of my ongoing arm-chair exploration of … Continue reading

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Affirmatively Funny

I recently finished reading Jennifer Saunders‘ slightly scatty (but very enjoyable) showbiz memoir Bonkers: My Life in Laughs (2013), and I was intrigued to discover that she and Dawn French were the beneficiaries of “positive discrimination”, back in the day. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister (1945 – 2015)

I’m woefully late to mark the passing of “Lemmy” Kilmister, founder and lead-singer of the seminal English rock band Motörhead, because I was wrestling with the supposed theme of this blog, i.e. “women I admire”… but really there’s no conflict … Continue reading

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Bygone Bron

Last Sunday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BBC2 broadcast The Comedy Vaults, an hour-long collection of clips from rare, or entirely unseen programmes, including early appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, past and present. To … Continue reading

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The Search Continues…

A new female-fronted sketch show started on BBC2 last night, and I feel obligated to write about it, because that’s what this blog is supposed to be for… but I know I’ll just end up moaning about the same things … Continue reading

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What A Lark!

T’other week, The Daily Mail (boo, hiss!) started giving away free DVDs of the first series of Lark Rise To Candleford… and while I was loathe to purchase the “newspaper” myself, I was more than happy to pick up two … Continue reading

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The AbFab Four

Although I never intended this blog to be an “encyclopaedia” of women working in comedy, I was thinking the other day that I should really get around to writing more about Jennifer Saunders… partly because she’s such a prolific writer … Continue reading

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