Criticing the critics

Originally published on chortle on 11th April 2012, I wrote this piece as a blatant plug for my book Correspondents piece Fringe season is looming, when comics pick up more press than at any other time of the year. As the subject of a review it’s pretty much impossible to reply to any negative comments…

TUC Protest in Manchester

According to the BBC website 35,000 people attended the TUC organised “March for the Alternative” Manchester today. There was no sign of trouble and I thought GM Police did an excellent job at the protest, they were nice and friendly. I witnessed the “attempted break in” at Bridgewater Hall and don’t consider that reporting to be…

Fringe Office Survey

The fringe office launched its on-line survey for participants today. The questions are quite comprehensive but for the record I’m listing my some of my answers here. If you agree with any of my points then please mention them yourself. Do you think that the Fringe Society registration fee represents good value for money? This…