PAUL WHITEHOUSE and pal BOB MORTIMER have had the nation in stitches for decades with hilarious comedy programmes The Fast Show and Shooting Stars. But a big beast is threatening their comedy . . . the PC brigade. In an exclusive interview, the pair explained they have had to think twice about including accents in their sketches for fear of a social media backlash. Paul said: “If you do certain accents it’s considered racist, but I’m not convinced it is. “I work with quite a lot of black comedians and I don’t think they think doing accents is racist at all. “You’ve got your keyboard warriors, of course — they are poised, aren’t they? That’s different, I suppose, to when we first started out.” Paul and Bob are currently starring in Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing on Wednesdays at 10pm on BBC2, which follows their verbal ramblings as they hunt for fish up and down the country. … [Read more...] about Comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse say PC keyboard warriors are a threat to comedy
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South East Wales 15 November 2013 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24938892 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A 18-year-old whose debut novel clocked up more than 19 million hits online has been named one of the world's most influential teenagers by Time magazine.Beth Reeks secured a three-book deal with … [Read more...] about Teenage writer ‘world influential’
Published June 12, 2015 Wow, can you believe our bar guide is five years old already? That means, in just 15 years, it will be old enough to go drinking downtown. And it’ll definitely know all the best places when it does. Over the last few weeks, we sent our team (who previously could have been described as “fresh-faced and intrepid”, but are now more “grey-faced and shaking”) to grab a beer, people-watch, and take in the atmosphere of Reykjavík’s many downtown bars, and report back accordingly. In total, we went to just shy of fifty bars. This included a fresh look at all of the places we covered last year. And while that might seem like retreading old ground, downtown Reykjavík is actually a bar merry-go-round on which places are constantly opening, closing, changing spaces, changing floors, changing names, taking back a previous name, or even reviving a long-dead one. Bars here also regularly change hands, and when they … [Read more...] about THE GRAPEVINE’S BIG-ASS BAR GUIDE 2015!