55 minus 42: Another Saturday Smile

Posted: 6 July 2019 in 55 minus, saturday smiles
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Long before I started the countdown blogs, every so often, on a Saturday, I’d put up some YouTube videos or some single panel editorial cartoons, or even some ‘funny newspaper headlines’… some silliness, anyway.

After a week of blogging, I figured everyone, myself included, deserved something trivial and silly on a Saturday.

Note that I don’t say “unimportant”.

Silliness, even in the roughest of times, the worst of days, is never unimportant. Indeed, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate silliness as one of the best, the most superlative, things about humanity.

So… some silliness, from some of my favourite musical comedians.

Obviously Mitch Benn goes right at the top this week, paying ‘tribute’ to those pieces of excrement in human form: the Alternative Right


Kirsty Newton is simply one of the loveliest people on the planet; enormously talented, scarily so; here she is being Sinister

Ben Champion is clever, talented and gloriously funny. Here’s his classic The Auto-Correct Song


Carly Smallman is funny, filthy and lovely. Fairly quickly, she found her perfect man. And despite one small awkwardness, she knows they’re Made For Each Other


Jay Foreman is funny, has a brain the size of a small planet and likes educating people. But he has a problem with Radio 4, one I would share…


I love Kate Lucas’s work; smart, funny, and with an edge. Here’s a song on motherhood: The Baby Song

I’ll return to the usual ‘not solely musical comedians’ for next week’s Saturday Smile but I’ll probably do another one, since there are so bloody many good muscial comedians out there.

If you want to see some of them, and can be in London on the first Tuesday night of the month¹ come along to The Distraction Club. We’ve got lots there…

See you tomorrow, with something else. 

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting down to my fifty-fifth birthday on 17th August 2019. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here.

¹Not the first Tuesday in August; everyone’s up in Edinbugh for the Fringe. But the rest of the year, first Tuesday of every month, we’re at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square, W1. Doors open at 7:30pm

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