Monday, November 17, 2008

The Marvellous Bill Bailey

Times article on 11th November, on why Bill Bailey doesn't Mock the Weak... and what he's doing next year to raise the profile of dear old Alfred Russel Wallace, who will be ignored whilst Darwin is celebrated... even though Wallace reached the same conclusions as Darwin at more or less the same time!

Comedy is a funny art.

9 comments:

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dear Barbara, it would be great if you could purchase somewhere in Ireland The Stony Thursday Book N 7 Autumn 2008, it's a marvellous collection of poems by various Irish and International poets, if you enjoy it you could even talk about it in your blog...
A collection starting with two Seamus Heaney's works, continuing with Paul Durcan and many others...
and towards the end a poem of mine!
( I was so moved and felt so honoured when it arrived...)

Best wishes, Davide

Rachel Fox said...

I really like Bill Bailey...clever, funny, does his own wandering thing...what's not to like? My favourite line of his is the bit about the Argos catalogue being the 'laminated book of dreams'. So true, so perfect.
x

Debi said...

I love him! Always did and now even more so. Clever, compassionate and yet very very silly.

Just how I like 'em. Thanks for this.

Kay said...

I love Black Books ... this was an enlightening article; he sounds a genuinely nice guy.

Dick said...

What a great article. Thanks for the link, Barbara. There's a gentleness, a whimsicality about Bill Bailey, matched with a formidable intelligence and a cutting edge that makes him a delightful alternative to the cruelty and nihilism that marks so much humour now. I think the guy's up there with Eddie Izzard.

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for the link to this. I really like Bill Bailey. He did a really good Desert Island Discs not so long ago (the details are on the BBC website somewhere).

BarbaraS said...

That's the thing about Bill in a nutshell guys... must look up the DID, Dominic, thanks :)

Rachel Fox said...

There's another really good interview with him in The Independent (21/11/08). He talks about poetry!
x

BarbaraS said...

Cheers Rachel, must look that up.