Monday, 13 July 2015

Netflix...

I can't be sure, but I think my new car is a time machine.  The sales guy didn't mention it in his sales patter, but I have my suspicions.  He mentioned fuel economy, speed, yeah I got all that. But crossing the fourth dimension?  Erm...no, I don't think so.  Maybe it was an optional extra?  Maybe.  But the fact remains, I'm pretty sure I'm back in 2005.

The reason?  Well, over the last two days, I've seen 'King Arthur's Disasters', 'premiere' and 'new' appear in the same sentence.  Surreal.

So yes, the good news is the LOON IS BACK!!!  After spending years in the TV wilderness, he's found his way back to civilisation (which came as a shock to me!), thanks to Netflix.

Huzzah for Netflix! Huzzah for everything!

In fact, he's jumped onto EVERY Netflix service! Double Huzzah! (with the exception of the U.S & Canada.  To my American/Canadian chums, sorry, you'll just have to wait...or change your DNS settings, but of course, you didn't hear that from me...wink).

So what does all this mean? I don't know. Probably nothing.  But looking at Arthur, I can't help but reminisce about the giggles and laughter we had making the show, and also a little sad that the show came to a premature end.

So, if you missed his first premiere ten years ago, catch this ageless nutter again.

I will do the same...safe in the knowledge that as he streams around the World, I'm one step closer to World domination.

Mmwhahahahaha...

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Rik...

As with most comedy fans of my generation, the terribly sad news of Rik Mayall’s passing came as a huge shock. 

For those of us who grew up on a diet of Kevin Turvey and the anarchy, violence and chaos of The Young Ones and the wonderful Bottom, life won't be quite the same again. 

Rik was one of my Comedy Gods. He was also my friend.  We'd often text each other and trade insults... 

Wait, let me rephrase that: we'd text each other and I'd receive insults. 

He was hugely excited about my latest project, and we'd even started knocking around the possibility of us collaborating on a new sitcom. But our friendship aside, I remained completely in awe of him.

Rik was a gentleman; a pillar of integrity; a modest man, considering his huge achievements, and whatever the Universe may decide to throw at me, I'll remain eternally grateful that it gave me the opportunity to call Rik my friend; my mentor, the likes of whom I doubt I shall ever meet again.

RIP my dear friend. I'll miss you...


Friday, 29 November 2013

More Giggling...

The super exciting news is that the second half of Gigglebiz series 3 premieres this Monday at 5.15pm on CBeebies!  Huzzah!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Giggling

Huzzah!  I've just heard the suuuuuuuuper exciting news that the new series of Gigglebiz- the series that I worked on earlier this year - premieres on the CBeebies channel this Monday (21st) at 5.20! Again, huzzah!