It’s a risky tactic, though – in that, if you tell an audience often enough that they are not enjoying themselves, they might start to believe it. That was partly my experience at this performance of his new show A-K, when Simmons’s compulsive commentary on how his jokes were being received overshadowed the jokes themselves. That left the show, which arrives at the Edinburgh festival next week, a bit disjointed. It doesn’t help that this is Simmons’s most loosely conceived offering: there are fewer props, gimmicks and convoluted set-pieces, and it more closely resembles standup than the carnivals of oddity he has served up in the past. … [Read more...] about Sam Simmons review – sublime oddity from aggressively silly standup
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Johnson urges UK to 'move on' from Cummings row Timeline: Did Dominic Cummings break the rules? Police issue 14,000 fines for lockdown breaches He has been backed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has said it is time to "move on" from the row and focus on the public's "needs, rather than on a political ding-dong about what one adviser may or may not have done". … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Durham police lockdown travel fines revealed
89 Sugababes – Freak Like Me (2002) Producer Richard X gets a lot of credit for the shuddering magnitude of invention behind the Sugababes’ debut UK No 1 – the first legit single of the 2000s bootleg wave, bringing together Adina Howard and Tubeway Army – but not all of it. The newly minted trio of Mutya, Keisha and Heidi pull off a more convincing “I’m grown now” transition than any of their American pop peers, thanks to the terrifying nonchalance innate to British teenage girls. It’s got a classic belting “may-ee!” (that’s “me” in millennial pop terms) and without it, you wouldn’t have Sound of the Underground – or, even, possibly, whisper it, Toxic. LS … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-8
South Australia – Only outdoor, non-contact sport training is allowed for up to 10 people at a time. You can train with a personal trainer outside, to take part in a boot camp as long as there are no more than 10 people present. Gyms and fitness centres are closed, but you are allowed to use golf courses, tennis courts and public gym equipment. From 1 June, gyms and indoor fitness training can start again, as long as there is a maximum of 20 people per enclosed area. Contact training for outdoor sports can begin again, with competition to commence from 27 June. … [Read more...] about Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over?
Falcon 9 rocket is being lowered on Launch Pad 39-A Tuesday morning as NASA and SpaceX gear up for the mission on Wednesday at 4:33 pm ET. It will be lowered back into the horizontal position before tomorrow's launch to complete the final pre-flight checks … [Read more...] about Let the countdown begin! NASA and SpaceX begin final pre-flight checks on Falcon 9 rocket ahead of first manned launch from American soil in nine years as weather forecast is ‘60% favorable’ for launch