If you want to see the heir of the late American comedian Bill Hicks performing, where do you look? Not in British comedy clubs where Bill Hicks is the comedians’ comedian. Certainly not in America, where Bill Hicks only came to most people’s attention fairly recently.
If you are going to perform for over three weeks at the always potentially rainy and windy Edinburgh Fringe in August, it is best to make your show about a glamorous subject simply on the basis that the research will cheer you up.
How ironic then that the contemporary news phenomenon that most resembles the AIDS story in its longevity and number of story angles is not a monumental medical epic involving millions, but the private bantering and peccadilloes of a family of rich but garish narcissists.
Nelson Mandela defeated a particularly pernicious form of segregation called apartheid. He resolutely withstood years of jail to lead a movement that eventually negotiated with the defenders of apartheid and defeated them in a democratic election.
I once had to write an encyclopaedia entry on Christianity in (as far as I remember) 23 lines. This was a nightmare. Almost as soon as it started, Christianity started to splinter apart into sects, sub-sects and competing sub-sub-sects.
I Skyped Berlin-based British entertainer Sonny Hayes at the weekend. “Anything glamorous coming up?” I asked. “At the end of January, we go to Hawaii for ten months…” “Lucky bastard,” I said. “…which we’ve just found out is very radioactive,” continued Sonny. “The after-effect of the nuclear power plant exploding in Japan. It’s not safe to eat fish, which I was looking forward to.
Now, by all standards, there is no revolution in Egypt. There is a fraction that got screwed and angry because they fell for it and lost and is trying to have their voice heard.
These slaughterhouses are the product of a society where poverty and malnourishment runs rampant, where human rights abuses are seldom handled with efficacy by the government, and where animal rights are ignored.
Peaceful sit-in of the supporters of European integration on Kyiv’s iconic Independence Square was violently dispersed by special units of riot police in early hours of Saturday, 30 November.
Last night, I went to the launch of comedy writer/performer Dave Cohen’s latest publication How To Be Averagely Successful at Comedy - it aims to be “a practical and funny book explaining how to make a living at comedy”.
Every year over an estimated one hundred animals will be put to death to pursue junk science. From mice to chimpanzees, scientists use justifications such as similarities of the central nervous system amongst mammals to defend flimsy research.
Mr Al-Maskati filed a complaint in the police station against Akhbar-al-khaleej and Faisal Foulad (president of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society) accusing them of slandering and defaming him. On the same day – 24 November – a group of anonymous people launched another campaign against Mr Maskati and others on social media networks; the name of the campaign was ‘the public trial’.
The seal slaughter is an inhumane, greed-driven practice that must be stopped. There is no purpose to the annual hunt other than to create revenue for fishermen out of work, and for reasons of fashion and vanity.
Security general’s Office shared their Gezi Park Resistance data with media. According to their press release 5,532 demonstrations have been made all over the country.
Globally, dolphins, whales, and sharks are mercilessly slaughtered for economic gain. These creatures are in need of our help more than ever, as the rates of murder are increasing and creating a state of global alarm for our oceans.